2,006 results found
    1. Cell Biology

    A viral fusogen hijacks the actin cytoskeleton to drive cell-cell fusion

    Ka Man Carmen Chan et al.
    A viral fusogen drives cell-cell fusion by hijacking the actin machinery to directly couple actin assembly with a short fusogenic ectodomain.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    How small-molecule inhibitors of dengue-virus infection interfere with viral membrane fusion

    Luke H Chao et al.
    Single-particle studies of dengue-virus membrane fusion and the effect of small-molecule inhibitors of infection clarify the viral fusion mechanism.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Tailored design of protein nanoparticle scaffolds for multivalent presentation of viral glycoprotein antigens

    George Ueda et al.
    De novo protein nanoparticles were designed from scratch to present viral glycoprotein antigens, providing a systematic way to study the influence of antigen presentation geometry on immune response.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Distinct functional determinants of influenza hemagglutinin-mediated membrane fusion

    Tijana Ivanovic, Stephen C Harrison
    The mechanism of membrane-fusion catalysis in influenza viral infection of target cells is robust against the presence of a large fraction of non-productive viral fusion proteins.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    A distinct tethering step is vital for vacuole membrane fusion

    Michael Zick, William T Wickner
    Rigorous assays of membrane fusion show that a distinct tethering step is required for lumenal compartment mixing in a manner that extends beyond simply increasing the amount of total trans-SNARE complex.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular rationale for antibody-mediated targeting of the hantavirus fusion glycoprotein

    Ilona Rissanen et al.
    An integrated cryoEM and X-ray crystallography study resolves the structural basis for antibody-mediated targeting of the hantavirus fusion glycoprotein and provides insight into the conformational landscape of the hantavirion surface.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Sequential conformational rearrangements in flavivirus membrane fusion

    Luke H Chao et al.
    The West Nile Virus envelope protein catalyzes membrane fusion through low-pH induced conformational rearrangement, with a rate determined by the formation of two trimeric complexes at the contact zone between the virus and target membrane.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    A molecular view on the escape of lipoplexed DNA from the endosome

    Bart MH Bruininks et al.
    The molecular insight in lipoplex transfection mechanisms helps in the development of efficient and affordable gene delivery systems.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    SARS-CoV-2 entry into human airway organoids is serine protease-mediated and facilitated by the multibasic cleavage site

    Anna Z Mykytyn et al.
    Whereas SARS-CoV-2 utilizes cathepsins to enter most cell lines, human airway organoids revealed that entry into relevant cells is dependent on serine proteases, which can be targeted for treatment.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Sterically confined rearrangements of SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein control cell invasion

    Esteban Dodero-Rojas et al.
    SARS-CoV-2 entry mechanism through membrane fusion is regulated by the spike protein glycosylation state.

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