• The Odd Structure of ORF8: Scientists Map the Coronavirus Protein Linked to Immune Evasion and Disease Severity

    11 days ago - By News Center

    Co-authors Cosmo Buffalo and Richard Hooy discussing the ORF8 structure, shown as a ribbon diagram and space-filling model.
    A team of HIV researchers, cellular biologists, and biophysicists who banded together to support COVID-19 science determined the atomic structure of a coronavirus protein thought to help the pathogen evade and dampen response from human immune cells. The structural map - which is now published in the journal PNAS , but has been open-access for the scientific community since August - has laid the groundwork for new antiviral treatments tailored specifically to...
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