About the Authors

Bogdan Tarus

Affiliation Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, UR 892, Centre INRA de Jouy en Josas, France

Christophe Chevalier

Affiliation Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, UR 892, Centre INRA de Jouy en Josas, France

Charles-Adrien Richard

Affiliation Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, UR 892, Centre INRA de Jouy en Josas, France

Bernard Delmas

Affiliation Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, UR 892, Centre INRA de Jouy en Josas, France

Carmelo Di Primo

Affiliations Université of Bordeaux, ARNA Laboratory, Bordeaux, France, INSERM U869, ARNA Laboratory, Institut Européen de Chimie et de Biologie, Pessac, France

Anny Slama-Schwok

Anny.Schwok@jouy.inra.fr

Affiliation Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, UR 892, Centre INRA de Jouy en Josas, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AS-S. Wrote the paper: AS-S. Designed MD simulations: BT. Conceived and designed the NP proteins & mutants: CC BD. Performed MD simulations: BT. Performed protein purifications: C-AR. Performed SPR experiments: CDP. Analyzed the MD data: BT. Analyzed the experimental data: AS-S. Contributed to protein materials: CC BD.