Molecular Landscapes by David S. Goodsell
SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies, 2020
Acknowledgement: David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank and Springer Nature; doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-025
This painting shows a cross section through SARS-CoV-2 surrounded by blood plasma, with neutralizing antibodies in bright yellow. The painting was commissioned for the cover of a special COVID-19 issue of Nature, presented 20 August 2020.
It incorporates information from two cryoelectron microscopy studies that explore the shape and distribution of spikes and the nucleoprotein:
Yao H et al. (2020) Molecular architecture of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. bioRxiv preprint DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.08.192104
Ke Z et al. (2020) Structures, conformations and distributions of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein trimers on intact virions. bioRxiv preprint DOI: 10.1101/2020.06.27.174979