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Structure and morphogenesis of bacteriophage T4
Bacteriophage T4 is one of the most complex viruses. More than 40 different proteins form the mature virion, which consists of a protein shell encapsidating a 172-kbp double-stranded genomic DNA, aExpand
Morphogenesis of the T4 tail and tail fibers
Remarkable progress has been made during the past ten years in elucidating the structure of the bacteriophage T4 tail by a combination of three-dimensional image reconstruction from electronExpand
Structure of the cell-puncturing device of bacteriophage T4
Bacteriophage T4 has a very efficient mechanism for infecting cells. The key component of this process is the baseplate, located at the end of the phage tail, which regulates the interaction of theExpand
The baseplate wedges of bacteriophage T4 spontaneously assemble into hubless baseplate-like structure in vitro.
The baseplate of phage T4 is an important model system in viral supramolecular assembly. The baseplate consists of six wedges surrounding the central hub. We report the first successful attempt atExpand
Crystallographic Analysis Reveals Octamerization of Viroplasm Matrix Protein P9-1 of Rice Black Streaked Dwarf Virus
ABSTRACT The P9-1 protein of Rice black streaked dwarf virus accumulates in viroplasm inclusions, which are structures that appear to play an important role in viral morphogenesis and are commonlyExpand
Bacteriophage φ29 scaffolding protein gp7 before and after prohead assembly
Three-dimensional structures of the double-stranded DNA bacteriophage φ29 scaffolding protein (gp7) before and after prohead assembly have been determined at resolutions of 2.2 and 2.8 Å,Expand
Structural similarity of tailed phages and pathogenic bacterial secretion systems
  • S. Kanamaru
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 17 March 2009
The transport of proteins across the bacterial cell membrane is a fundamental process carried out by all groups of Gram-negative bacteria. Especially in the case of pathogenic bacteria, transportExpand
Molecular assembly and structure of the bacteriophage T4 tail
The tail of bacteriophage T4 undergoes large structural changes upon infection while delivering the phage genome into the host cell. The baseplate is located at the distal end of the contractile tailExpand
The Functional Domains of Bacteriophage T4 Terminase*
The packaging of double-stranded genomic DNA into some viral and all bacteriophage capsids is driven by powerful molecular motors. In bacteriophage T4, the motor consists of the portal proteinExpand