Zika gets the most extreme close-up of any flavivirus

By zooming in, researchers hope to find structural weaknesses

Zika virus

ZIKA REVEALED  A high-resolution model of the Zika virus shows that its envelope protein, which helps the virus get into cells, makes three distinct shapes (yellow, red and blue) that fit together. Sugar molecules known as glycans (green) stud the protein molecules.  

M. Sevvana et al/Structure 2018

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