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Figure 5

From: Stereophysicochemical variability plots highlight conserved antigenic areas in Flaviviruses

Figure 5

The conserved essential residues in two serotype specific T-cell epitopes of the NS3 protease are followed by variable residues that will affect MHC binding. The crystal structure of the NS3 protease of DV-2 is colored according to sequence variability across the flaviviruses(see figure 1 and 2 for details). The catalytic triad sidechains are shown in neon and labeled. The T-cell epitopes (right) around the catalytic residues Asp75 (residues 71–79), and Ser135 (133–143), are shown as space filling and color coded to reflect variability, except that the 100% conserved catalytic residues are both black.

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