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Zika Virus from PDBe calendar

1st February 2017

First isolated in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947, the image in our 2017 calendar for February is that of Zika virus. The capsid, showing the beautiful icosahedral symmetry common to many viruses, is visually stunning, belying the disease it can cause.




Brno, Czech Republic
10 Mar 2017

Newcastle, UK
29 Mar 2017


Carroni M, De March M, Medagli B, Krastanova I, Taylor IA, Amenitsch H, Araki H, Pisani FM, Patwardhan A, Onesti S.
Scientific reports Volume 7 (2017) p.40188

Lawson CL, Patwardhan A, Baker ML, Hryc C, Garcia ES, Hudson BP, Lagerstedt I, Ludtke SJ, Pintilie G, Sala R, Westbrook JD, Berman HM, Kleywegt GJ, Chiu W.
Nucleic acids research Volume 44 (2016) p.D396-403

Hollingshead S, Kopečná J, Armstrong DR, Bučinská L, Jackson PJ, Chen GE, Dickman MJ, Williamson MP, Sobotka R, Hunter CN.
Frontiers in plant science Volume 7 (2016) p.292

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