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Inhibition of protein glycosylation successfully prevents SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro – News-Medical.Net

A new study provides direct evidence that the oligosaccharides attached to the viral surface spike protein are essential for viral infection, offering new approaches…

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is causing the current pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been the object of intense scrutiny and research over the last 14 months. Understanding its characterization is essential for the development of effective antivirals, vaccines or therapeutic antibodies.
A new preprint released on the bioRxiv* server provides direct evidence that the oligosaccharides attached to the viral surface spike protein are essential…

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