Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is a contagious coronavirus that infects pigs. The research team led by Dr. Shang-Te Danny Hsu at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, revealed the structure and dynamics of a PEDV spike protein in its native environment. The ability to produce and characterize the molecular details of PEDV spike proteins will help future PEDV vaccine development. This work was published online in Nature Communications in August 2022.

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Cryo-electron tomography reveals the structure and dynamics of an alphacoronavirus spike protein