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NEWS: Rhinovirus C15 model
Reference: Modeling of the human rhinovirus C capsid suggests a novel topography with insights on receptor preference and immunogenicity
Holly A. Basta, Jean-Yves Sgro, Ann C. Palmenberg
Virology Volume 448, 5 January 2014, Pages 176-184
Go to the C15 Model on this site | VIROLOGY highlight blog: The common cold in 3D

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

PDB ID codes   1vu4   3j34   3p0a   |   See also: VIPER : 1vu4   3j34   3p0a   |   And PDBe : 1vu4   3j34   3p0a    |   ICTVdb Picture Gallery


Anaglyphs are stereo pairs combined together in a single image and require a simple, cheap red/blue pair of glasses to see the image in 3D.
Glasses can be home-made (red on the left eye, Blue/Green on the right eye) or purchased in novelty stores or catalogs. 3Dimension is a 3D company that will sell such glasses, 2 pairs for $1:
ImageMagik program "combine -stereo" was used to superimpose the 2 images.

Note: The effect may not work as well on flat panel.


Video Journal (Jove) article:

Determination of Molecular Structures of HIV Envelope Glycoproteins using Cryo-Electron Tomography and Automated Sub-tomogram Averaging

Video Article Chapters:

0:05 Title
1:17 Prepare Vitrified Virus Sample
2:39 Loading Samples into the Transmission Electron Microscope
3:37 Acquiring Cryo-electron Microscopy Data
4:52 Converting Microscopy Data into Structural Information that can be Visualized
6:19 Representative Results and Conclusion

Citation: Meyerson, J. R., White, T. A., Bliss, D., Moran, A., Bartesaghi, A., Borgnia, M. J., et al. Determination of Molecular Structures of HIV Envelope Glycoproteins using Cryo-Electron Tomography and Automated Sub-tomogram Averaging. J. Vis. Exp. (58), e2770, doi:10.3791/2770 (2011).

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed-indexed video journal. Our mission is to increase the productivity of scientific research.

HIV 3D Model

Winner of 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization challenge
(See article:

Original data: EMDB # 1155: Briggs JA, Grunewald K, Glass B, Forster F, Krausslich HG, Fuller SD:
The mechanism of HIV-1 core assembly: insights from three-dimensional reconstructions of authentic virions. Structure (2006)  14, pp. 15-20 [PubMed entry 16407061

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NOTE: HIV model provided open-source by Art Olson's Molecular Graphics Lab at The Scripps Research Institute and by Graham Johnson's Mesoscope Lab at the University of California (qb3@UCSF).

First Prize Winner -video-: "Anatomy of the HIV" (Vimeo page)

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Christopher Harkins (Charkins) from Louisville, KY, USA wins the VIDEO First Prize for
'Anatomy of the HIV Virus'.

Second Prize Winner - video -"Targeting HIV" 2nd prize video: (Vimeo page)

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Arik Thuesen (ScientiaViz) from Pleasant View, USA wins the VIDEO Second Prize for
''Targeting HIV"


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Targeting the HIV Virus: Researchers Use Supercomputer to Solve the Structure of the HIV-1 Capsid

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Retrovirus Replication 3D Animation (HIV)

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