15 Oct 2020
When a person is infected with a virus, their immune system makes antibodies, which help the body to fight the virus. The piece of the virus that the antibody attaches to is called an antigen. For...
Type: News Article
14 Apr 2020
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14 Apr 2020
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14 Apr 2020
Porphyromonas gingivalis is a major bacterial pathogen which leads to periodontitis, also known as gum disease. In Japan, 80% of adults aged 35 and over suffer from this disease. What’s more, P....
Type: Press release
1 Oct 2019
The flagellum is often cited as an example of natural design ingenuity — it is a powerful nanomachine that allows bacteria to swim effortlessly in search of food. Yet despite being a popular object...
Type: Press release
1 Oct 2019
This 3D reconstruction of the bacterial flagellar hook was created using cryogenic electron microscopy coupled with high performance computing. Credit: Dr. Hideyuki Matsunami
Type: Video
25 Sep 2019
The hook acts as a dynamic joint, transmitting torque from inside the cell to rotate the outer tail, allowing bacteria to move. Credit: Dr. Satoshi Shibata
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30 Oct 2018
An international team of researchers at OIST and University of Otago have used the Nobel-winning cryo-electron microscopy method to reconstruct the structure of Seneca Valley virus, abbreviated...
Type: Video
30 Oct 2018
Seneca Valley Virus sounds like the last bug you’d want to catch, but it could be the next breakthrough cancer therapy. Now, scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and...
Type: Press release
23 Oct 2018
Prof. Matthias Wolf co-senior authored the first study to detail how the Seneca Valley Virus interacts with its preferred receptor on tumors, ANTXR1.
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23 Oct 2018
A cryo-EM map of the receptor decorated capsid in which a single protomer was replaced with the atomic model. Seneca Valley Virus capsid proteins are shown in blue, green, and red, and the ANTXR1...
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