Structural Task Force

Lea von Soosten

Physics M.Sc. Student

Lea is a M.Sc. physics student with a great interest in everything related to biology.
Even though she comes from a different field, she joined the team to expand her knowledge in biochemistry and help the Task Force with a main focus on literature research.

Also, she loves drawing!

Posts of Lea von Soosten

VIP treatment: Very Important Proteins

Lea von Soosten
This article has been written by Cameron Fyfe and Lea von Soosten. In the previous two articles we spoke of proteins involved in RNA synthesis and proteins involved in removing errors during that process. There are also proteins produced by SARS-CoV-2 that can mimic functions of the host cell to avoid its defense mechanisms. Eukaryotic cells […]

How SARS-CoV-2 takes over its host—NSP1, the Leader Protein

Lea von Soosten
Introduction This protein is known under many different names such as non-structural protein NSP1, leader protein, host translation inhibitor and host shutoff factor. Some of these names already tell us about the function and importance of this relatively small protein. It is found in all betacoronaviruses1 and, even though it only contains 180 amino acids2, […]
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