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Newly Discovered Virus-Cell Interaction May Explain COVID-19’s High Infection Rate – SciTechDaily

Lehigh researchers quantify the specific interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — with the ACE2 receptors in human…

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The S protein has a highly flexible stalk that is composed of two independent joints. The flexible motions of the S proteins enable the receptor binding domain to have various orientation and the most probable S protein configurations are competent for ACE2 binding. Credit: Dr. Yeolkyo Choi
Lehigh researchers quantify the specific interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — with the ACE2 receptors in human cells that may partially explain its high infection…

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