is a database for
The emphasis of the resource is on providing data from structural
and computational analyses on these systems, as well as high quality
renderings for visual exploration. In addition, all virus capsids
are placed in a single icosahedral orientation convention
between different structures. The web site includes powerful
links to other relevant databases, background information
on virus capsid structure, and useful
database interface tools
You have different options on how to start using VIPERdb. You can jump
to any section in the site using the
. If you are looking for a specific
entry, you can look for it on the X-Ray
on the top, or type its PDB-ID
in the correspondig field above.
If you are not sure, you can access the Search Page
and look for it by Name.
All virus entries are grouped into
you can see a list
with links to all their members.
All database information
(from 550 viruses
is accessed through the
shows all pertinent data using different database interfaces
(Biodata, 3D Structure, 2D Φ-Ψ Maps)
for each individually selected entry.
If you are new to VIPERdb, you can get familiar with the site by
accessing the Info Page
for some of the most popular spherical viruses.
Here is just a small sample (click images to open corresponding