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Shielding and activation of a viral membrane fusion protein.

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Entry of enveloped viruses relies on insertion of hydrophobic residues of the viral fusion protein into the host cell membrane. However, the intermediate conformations during fusion remain unknown. Here, we address the fusion mechanism of Rift Valley fever virus. We determine the crystal structure of the Gn glycoprotein and fit it with the Gc fusion protein into cryo-electron microscopy reconstructions of the virion. Our analysis reveals how the Gn shields the hydrophobic fusion loops of the ...

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10.1038/s41467-017-02789-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; NDM Experimental Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9353-0355
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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NDM; Structural Biology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Structural Biology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Structural Biology
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ORCID:
0000-0002-8066-8785
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
349
Publication date:
2018-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-12-28
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EISSN:
2041-1723
ISSN:
2041-1723
Pmid:
29367607
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:821518
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uuid:fc712bc3-1fec-4da7-a5a7-8a8e9758fcac
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pubs:821518
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2018-01-29

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