Xiaokang Zhang

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Regulated by pH, membrane-anchored proteins E and M function during dengue virus maturation and membrane fusion. Our atomic model of the whole virion from cryo-electron microscopy at 3.5-Å resolution reveals that in the mature virus at neutral extracellular pH, the N-terminal 20-amino-acid segment of M (involving three pH-sensing histidines) latches and(More)
Bluetongue virus (BTV) is transmitted by blood-feeding insects (Culicoides sp.) and causes hemorrhagic diseases in livestock. BTV is a nonenveloped, double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) virus with two capsids: a well-studied, stable core enclosing the dsRNA genome and a highly unstable, poorly studied coat responsible for host cell attachment and entry. Here, based(More)
Dengue is a rapidly emerging, mosquito-borne viral infection, with an estimated 400 million infections occurring annually. To gain insight into dengue immunity, we characterized 145 human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and identified a previously unknown epitope, the envelope dimer epitope (EDE), that bridges two envelope protein subunits that make up the 90(More)
Grass carp reovirus (GCRV) is a member of the aquareovirus genus in the Reoviridae family and has a capsid with two shells-a transcription-competent core surrounded by a coat. We report a near-atomic-resolution reconstruction of the GCRV virion by cryo-electron microscopy and single-particle reconstruction. A backbone model of the GCRV virion, including(More)
Recent advancements in cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) have made it technically possible to determine the three-dimensional (3D) structures of macromolecular complexes at atomic resolution. However, processing the large amount of data needed for atomic resolution reconstructions requires either accessing to very expensive computer clusters or waiting for(More)
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is a multi-functional protein known to induce apoptosis of various cancer cells in an insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-dependent and IGF-independent manner. In our previous study, we found that IGFBP-3 induced apoptosis through the activation of caspases in 786-O cells. In this study, we further(More)
Wanwisa Dejnirattisai, Wiyada Wongwiwat, Sunpetchuda Supasa, Xiaokang Zhang, Xinghong Dai, Alexander Rouvinsky, Amonrat Jumnainsong, Carolyn Edwards, Nguyen Than Ha Quyen, Thaneeya Duangchinda, Jonathan M Grimes, Wen-Yang Tsai, Chih-Yun Lai, Wei-Kung Wang, Prida Malasit, Jeremy Farrar, Cameron P Simmons, Z Hong Zhou, Felix A Rey, Juthathip Mongkolsapaya &(More)
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