Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious — ScienceDaily

Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells. The findings, published today (Friday, 8 January) in the journal PLOS Pathogens by a team from the Universities of Leeds and York, open up the possibility that […]

Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious

IMAGE: Capsid protein pentamers (subunits colour-coded) being recruited to the growing protein shell (brown) during virion assembly by formation of sequence-specific contacts between the genome (packaging signals shown as orange space-filled… view more  Credit: University of Leeds Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package […]

Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious

Capsid protein pentamers (subunits colour-coded) being recruited to the growing protein shell (brown) during virion assembly by formation of sequence-specific contacts between the genome (packaging signals shown as orange space-filled models) and the Enterovirus-E capsid. Credit: University of Leeds Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common […]