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Cryo-electron microscopy structure of a coronavirus spike glycoprotein trimer


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Literature

Cryo-electron microscopy structure of a coronavirus spike glycoprotein trimer.

Walls, A.C.Tortorici, M.A.Bosch, B.J.Frenz, B.Rottier, P.J.DiMaio, F.Rey, F.A.Veesler, D.

(2016) Nature 531: 47-52

  • DOI: 10.1038/nature16988

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • The tremendous pandemic potential of coronaviruses was demonstrated twice in the past few decades by two global outbreaks of deadly pneumonia. Entry of coronaviruses into cells is mediated by the transmembrane spike glycoprotein S, which forms a trim ...

    The tremendous pandemic potential of coronaviruses was demonstrated twice in the past few decades by two global outbreaks of deadly pneumonia. Entry of coronaviruses into cells is mediated by the transmembrane spike glycoprotein S, which forms a trimer carrying receptor-binding and membrane fusion functions. S also contains the principal antigenic determinants and is the target of neutralizing antibodies. Here we present the structure of a mouse coronavirus S trimer ectodomain determined at 4.0 Å resolution by single particle cryo-electron microscopy. It reveals the metastable pre-fusion architecture of S and highlights key interactions stabilizing it. The structure shares a common core with paramyxovirus F proteins, implicating mechanistic similarities and an evolutionary connection between these viral fusion proteins. The accessibility of the highly conserved fusion peptide at the periphery of the trimer indicates potential vaccinology strategies to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against coronaviruses. Finally, comparison with crystal structures of human coronavirus S domains allows rationalization of the molecular basis for species specificity based on the use of spatially contiguous but distinct domains.


    Organizational Affiliation

    CNRS UMR 3569 Virologie, Paris, France.,Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA.,Institut Pasteur, Unité de Virologie Structurale, Paris, France.,Virology Division, Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Spike glycoprotein
A, B, C
1265Murine coronavirus (strain A59)Mutation(s): 0 
Gene Names: S
Find proteins for P11224 (Murine coronavirus (strain A59))
Go to UniProtKB:  P11224
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
  • Resolution: 4 Å
  • Aggregation State: PARTICLE 
  • Reconstruction Method: SINGLE PARTICLE 

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2016-02-03
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2016-02-24
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.2: 2016-03-09
    Type: Database references
  • Version 1.3: 2018-07-18
    Type: Data collection