PDB-101 Coronavirus Resources
Coronaviruses are a persistent threat to health of the global community. Viruses such as SARS, MERS, and the new SARS-CoV-2 emerge from animal populations and infect humans. Coronaviruses contain an exceptionally large genome that encodes several dozen viral proteins. Structures of these proteins are used to develop new drugs and new approaches to creating vaccines to fight coronaviruses.
A new section of the PDB-101 website collects all materials related to coronaviruses, including molecular landscape paintings, a Molecule of the Month feature on coronavirus proteases, and a video on Fighting Coronavirus with Soap. Materials will be added to this Coronavirus Browser as they are developed. These resources are free for use.
The PDB-101 portal promotes online exploration of proteins and nucleic acids for teachers, students, and the general public.