New web resource keeps vaccine researchers up-to-date on COVID-19 protein structures

[Image courtesy of Marcin Minor, for University of Virginia]

Wladek Minor of the University of Virginia and other top structural biologists have created a Web resource so that scientists can track the progress of investigations into COVID-19 protein structures.

The website also includes the research team’s assessment of the quality of the individual models. It includes enhanced versions of the protein structures when possible.

“We have carefully analyzed the available models of SARS-CoV-2 proteins and present the results with the aim of helping the broad biomedical community. Structural models are ultimately the interpretation of the original researchers and sometimes are suboptimal. This is why a second set of eyes to validate important structures is so crucial,” Minor said in a news release.

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