On February 19, according to media reports, a new study published in the journal Science by a team from the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of health of the United States pointed out,They created the first three-dimensional atomic scale structure of the part of the new coronavirus that attaches to and infects human cells, a key step in the study of vaccines and treatments。
Jason, an associate professor at the University of Austin who led the study
Two weeks after getting the genome sequence of the virus, the team designed and produced a stable spike protein sample.It took about 12 days to reconstruct the 3D atomic scale structure of spinin。
Using cryo-EM technique, the researchers revealed the high-definition structure of the surface spike protein trimer of new coronavirusThe 3D atomic scale structure of spinin was established.
Professor McLellan said:
It is reported thatThe team is sending its molecular structure map to researchers around the worldThis will contribute to vaccine development.