JCVI-syn3A Minimal Cell
Insulin Release
HIV Vaccine
Escherichia coli Bacterium
Cellulose Synthase
Myoglobin in a Whale Muscle Cell
Collagen and Extracellular Matrix
CytoSkeleton
Transfer RNA and Gag Protein
RecA and DNA
Casein Micelle and Fat Globule in Milk
Model of a Mycoplasma Cell
Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine
Coronavirus
Immunological Synapse
Coronavirus Life Cycle
Myelin
Respiratory Droplet
SARS-CoV-2 and Neutralizing Antibodies
SARS-CoV-2 Fusion
SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine
Red Blood Cell Cytoskeleton
Measles Virus Proteins
Lipid Droplets
Poliovirus Neutralization
Influenza Vaccine
Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses
Abiogenesis
Last Universal Common Ancestor
Zika Virus
Insulin Action
Ebola Virus
Autophagy
Mycoplasma mycoides
Chloroplast
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VegF) Signaling
Biosites: Basement Membrane
Biosites: Red Blood Cell
Biosites: Blood Plasma
Biosites: Cytoplasm
Biosites: Muscle
Biosites: Nucleus
Blood
HIV in Blood Plasma
Escherichia coli

Molecular Landscapes by David S. Goodsell

Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccine, 2021

Acknowledgement: David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank and Scripps Research. doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-045

Genetically-engineered phage particles displaying a defined epitope of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can elicit a systemic immune response. Candidate epitopes may be assessed through various genetic and structural studies to determine feasibility as a universal epitope for protection against existing and emerging viral variants. In this artistic depiction, created in collaboration with Christopher Markosian and Daniela Staquicini, phage particles (pale blue) display multiple copies of the spike protein-derived C662–C671 epitope (pink), which elicit the generation of antibodies (yellow) immunoreactive against spike protein. SARS-CoV-2 is shown at bottom right in magenta and purple.

For more information, please see two publications:
1) Design and Proof of Concept for Targeted Phage-based COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies with a Streamlined Cold-free Supply Chain
2) Genetic and Structural Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein for Universal Epitope Selection