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Nature. 1998 Oct 1;395(6701):470-8.

The atomic structure of the bluetongue virus core.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK.

Abstract

The structure of the core particle of bluetongue virus has been determined by X-ray crystallography at a resolution approaching 3.5 A. This transcriptionally active compartment, 700 A in diameter, represents the largest molecular structure determined in such detail. The atomic structure indicates how approximately 1,000 protein components self-assemble, using both the classical mechanism of quasi-equivalent contacts, which are achieved through triangulation, and a different method, which we term geometrical quasi-equivalence.

PMID:
9774103
DOI:
10.1038/26694
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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