The molecular architecture of the bacteriophage T4 neck.


A hexamer of the bacteriophage T4 tail terminator protein, gp15, attaches to the top of the phage tail stabilizing the contractile sheath and forming the interface for binding of the independently assembled head. Here we report the crystal structure of the gp15 hexamer, describe its interactions in T4 virions that have either an extended tail or a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2013.02.012


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