Caister Academic Press

Calicivirus Protein Structures

Kenneth K.S. Ng and Francisco Parra
from: Caliciviruses: Molecular and Cellular Virology (Edited by: Grant S. Hansman, Xi Jason Jiang and Kim Y. Green). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2010)

Abstract

Sequence analysis and experimentally determined three-dimensional structures of structural and nonstructural proteins from a range of caliciviruses help to provide a molecular framework for understanding many aspects of their replication strategies. Structures of intact virions, virus-like particles and capsid fragments, as well as capsid-receptor complexes help to explain basic mechanisms of capsid assembly and receptor recognition. Structural studies of the recombinant viral proteinase and polymerase in complex with substrates and inhibitors provide a basis for understanding substrate recognition and enzymatic mechanisms, thus setting the stage for the design of new antiviral compounds read more ...
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