The ultrastructure of the coronavirus was shown in 3D
Researchers from Saudi Arabia were able to demonstrate the structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the atomic level.
Experts from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have created the most accurate 3D model of the coronavirus. This was reported on the institution's website.
It is noted that the development demonstrates the modern structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the atomic level and reveals details that were previously impossible to see. To create it, we used pictures taken with a microscope and a database of bath proteins.
“Our model shows the complete ultrastructure of the virus as we know it today, not just randomly placed incomplete spike proteins on the lipid membrane,” said one of the study's authors, Ngan Nguyen.
Scientists hope that their model will allow for more detailed study of COVID-19 and accelerate the creation of drugs.