TWiV 388: What could possibly go wrong?

May 8, 2016

antibody bound to Zika virus EHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Preprint servers, the structure of an antibody bound to Zika virus, blocking Zika virus replication in mosquitoes with Wolbachia, and killing carp in Australia with a herpesvirus are topics of this episode hosted by Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Kathy.

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Image: A single molecule of the Zika virus E glycoprotein (red) bound to a broadly neutralizing antibody (green). The fusion loop on the E protein, which is recognized by the antibody, is shown in yellow.

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2 comments on “TWiV 388: What could possibly go wrong?

  1. Chris May 13, 2016

    Interesting episode (as always). There is a fascinating paper out there which shows videos of mosquitos probing for blood vessels. Very interesting to see: