Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Photos
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses and a member of the family Picornaviridae.
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Image source: Yue Liu and Michael G. Rossmann, Purdue University
The publication of this study was by Yue Liu, Ju Sheng, Andrei Fokine, Geng Meng, Woong-Hee Shin, Feng Long, Richard J. Kuhn, Daisuke Kihara, Michael G. Rossmann (all at Purdue University)
Surface view of EV-D68 looking down an icosahedrtal 2-fold axis. Note the 5 fold axes to the North and South of the central 2-fold axis and the 3-fold axes to the East and West of the central 2-fold axis. The colors correspond to the distance of the surface from the center of the virus. Red regions are about 155 Å (15nm), and the blue color corresponds to about 130A (13nm) from the center. The colors (red, yellow, green, blue) follow the order of colors in a rainbow. Thus the “highest” (mountainous) region are reddish, whereas the lowest regions are blue (water). A few electron microscopy images of the EV-D68 virus are shown in the black and white background. The possible drug binding site is under the surface shown here.
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