Molecular Origami: 3D model of Zika virus


Last week, the 3D structure of the Zika virus, determined by cryo-electron microscopy, was released in the PDB archive. Public availability of the Zika virus atomic coordinates to medical researchers worldwide will accelerate new antiviral drug and vaccine development.

PDB ID: 5ire

The 3.8Å Resolution Cryo-EM Structure of Zika Virus
Devika Sirohi, Zhenguo Chen, Lei Sun, Thomas Klose, Theodore C. Pierson, Michael G. Rossmann, Richard J. Kuhn
Science (2016) doi: 10.1126/science.aaf5316

Build a paper model of the Zika virus based on this entry in this new PDB-101 activity.

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