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Could small synthetic antigen proteins be diagnostic tools for SARS-CoV-2? – News-Medical.Net

Researchers have developed small proteins from sequences in SARS-CoV-2’s RBD that bind to ACE2. These were as effective in binding to neutralizing antibodies as…

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Researchers have developed small proteins from sequences in SARS-CoV-2’s RBD that bind to ACE2. These wereas effective in binding to neutralizing antibodies as larger RBD proteins.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is closely related to SARS-CoV. While the fatality rate of the SARS-CoV-2 is lower, its transmissibility is much higher. This is likely due to the presence of a furin cleavage site around position 701 on the viral spike protein.
SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating…

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