The atomic structure of rice dwarf virus reveals the self-assembly mechanism of component proteins.

@article{Nakagawa2003TheAS,
  title={The atomic structure of rice dwarf virus reveals the self-assembly mechanism of component proteins.},
  author={Atsushi Nakagawa and Naoyuki Miyazaki and Junichiro Taka and Hisashi Naitow and Akira Ogawa and Zui Fujimoto and Hiroshi Mizuno and Takahiko Higashi and Yasuo Watanabe and Toshihiro Omura and Russell C. H. Cheng and Tomitake Tsukihara},
  journal={Structure},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={1227-38}
}
Rice dwarf virus (RDV), the causal agent of rice dwarf disease, is a member of the genus Phytoreovirus in the family Reoviridae. RDV is a double-shelled virus with a molecular mass of approximately 70 million Dalton. This virus is widely prevalent and is one of the viruses that cause the most economic damage in many Asian countries. The atomic structure of RDV was determined at 3.5 A resolution by X-ray crystallography. The double-shelled structure consists of two different proteins, the core… CONTINUE READING