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SARS-CoV-2 Genome and Proteins

The genome of SARS-CoV-2 is a single strand of RNA encoding a large collection of proteins that are synthesized by the ribosomal machinery after the virus infects a host cell.

The genome sequence of SARS-CoV-2 was made publicly available on January 10, 2020 and on February 5, 2020 the first experimentally determined SARS-CoV-2 structure–the main proteinase–was released into the Protein Data Bank archive. Since then, the number of SARS-COV-2 structures in the PDB has grown exponentially. The illustration presents examples of SARS-COV-2 proteins available in the PDB, and models developed based on the genome and other structural information available. In addition, the flyer describes the SARS-CoV-2 life cycle highlighting the role of these proteins in viral infection.

Click here to access all SARS-CoV-2 structures available in the PDB archive.

SARS-CoV-2 Genome and Proteins Flyer SARS-CoV-2 Genome and Proteins central illustration featured in the flyer

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