Unusual architecture of the p7 channel from hepatitis C virus

Abstract

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has developed a small membrane protein, p7, which remarkably can self-assemble into a large channel complex that selectively conducts cations. We wanted to examine the structural solution that the viroporin adopts in order to achieve selective cation conduction, because p7 has no homology with any of the known prokaryotic or… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature12283

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