Issue Date: April 20, 2015 | Web Date: April 16, 2015
Structure Of The Measles Virus Nucleocapsid Reveals How It Wraps Up Its Genome
Cryo-electron microscopy has given scientists the first glimpse at how the measles virus wraps up its genome in its protective protein container. The 4.3-Å structure provides a platform for understanding viral replication and transcription and could enable the development of measles antiviral drugs, says Irina Gutsche, at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in Grenoble, France, who led the team of researchers.
The structure is also the first nearly atomic-resolution reconstruction . . .
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