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【Coll. 1105】Prof. Xiangxi Wang: Architecture of African Swine Fever Virus and implications for viral assembly
时间:2019-10-20  浏览:900次

Title: Architecture of African Swine Fever Virus and implications for viral assembly

Abstract: African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a giant and complex DNA virus that causes a highly contagious and often lethal swine disease without vaccine available. Using an optimized image reconstruction strategy, we solved the ASFV capsid structure up to 4.1-angstroms, which is built from 17,280 proteins, including one major (p72) and four minor capsid proteins (M1249L, p17, p49 and H240R), organized into pentasymmetrons and trisymmetrons. The atomic structure of the p72 informs putative conformational epitopes, distinguishing ASFV from other nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV). The minor capsid proteins form a complicated network below the outer capsid shell, stabilizing the capsid by holding adjacent capsomers together. Acting as core organizers, 100-nm long M1249L proteins run along each edge of trisymmetrons bridging two neighboring pentasymmtrons and form extensive intermolecular networks with other capsid proteins, driving the formation of the capsid framework. These structural details unveil the basis of capsid stability and assembly, opening up new avenues for ASF vaccine development.


报告人: 王喜,研究员,中国科学院生物物理研究所,已在Science等顶尖期刊发表了非洲猪瘟和疱疹病毒的三维结构和组装原理的原创研究成果,本报告将讲述2019年10月17于Science发表的非洲猪瘟病毒结构。




报告时间:2019-11-05 14:00 - 15:00

报告地点:中国人民大学数学科学研究院(环境学院楼)316会议室