Ebola Alpha Helices May Hold Keys to Viral Success and Weakness

Structure and conformation are key factors in determining protein functionality; this also holds true for Ebola virus (EBOV) products. Chakraborty et al. (2015a) assessed EBOV protein secondary conformation for clues to functionality and pathogenicity.1 They compared their findings with those for the Marburg virus, another member of the Filoviridae family, to characterize so-called viral “hotspots” that Read the rest of this article

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