Scientists Probe Blockers for the Coronavirus Spike Protein
Scientists Probe Blockers for the Coronavirus Spike Protein
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, taps into human proteases such as furin to enter cells. Temporarily inhibiting those enzymes might stymie infection.
Scientists Probe Blockers for the Coronavirus Spike Protein
Scientists Probe Blockers for the Coronavirus Spike Protein

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, taps into human proteases such as furin to enter cells. Temporarily inhibiting those enzymes might stymie infection.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, taps into human proteases such as furin to enter cells. Temporarily inhibiting those enzymes might stymie infection.

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SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Shares Sequence with a Human Protein
SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Shares Sequence with a Human Protein
Abby Olena | Jun 1, 2020
Eight amino acids are identical to part of the human epithelial sodium channel, leading researchers to suspect the virus might interfere with the channel’s function.