Crystal structure of the Měnglà virus VP30 C-terminal domain.

  title={Crystal structure of the Měngl{\`a} virus VP30 C-terminal domain.},
  author={Shishang Dong and Kangning Wen and Hongguan Chu and Hui Li and Qian-qian Yu and Changhui Wang and Xiaochun Qin},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  • S. Dong, K. Wen, X. Qin
  • Published 22 February 2020
  • Biology
  • Biochemical and biophysical research communications
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Structural insights into the interactions between lloviu virus VP30 and nucleoprotein.


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