3D visual of the Coronavirus using the latest research available. 2d renders of this model have been now downloaded over 10 millions times!
This model was created by assembling together parts from related 3 coronavirus structures that are available in public databases, such as RCSB PDB.
The components that we used: 1) S protein (PDB code – 6CRV) 2) E protein (PDB code – 5X29) 3) M protein (PDB code – 3I6G)
The M protein shown is complexed with HLA-A02 (human leukocyte antigen serotype A02). The distribution of these proteins on the surface of the virus was aligned by a random algorithm. The overall representation surface protein density has been reduced to help show spike, envelope, and membrane proteins.
We have cross-referenced these models with: 3d Form: Structures provided by Korkinlab: http://korkinlab.org/wuhan Visuals Refs: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://www.wpi.edu/news/wpi-researcher-shares-3d-roadmap-coronavirus-scientists-worldwide