You cannot see the virus. Until now!
A discussion on the structure and function of SARS-CoV-2's Nsp15 (Endoribonuclease NendoU) with a little help from Voltron.
COVID-19 is caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This virus has a characteristic virus hull featuring surface proteins which are commonly called “spikes”. Protruding from the viral hull like “spikes of a crown”, they give the coronavirus its name (corona = crown). These proteins make the first contact with human cells and are akin to […]
It has been said that a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on. This article looks into the claims that SARS-CoV-2 was produced in a lab and presents the science that has now had time to put on its shoes.
How are the structures of proteins measured? Which common methods are there? What Data do you get?
How does the spike on the hull of the coronavirus permit it to enter host cells? Why is it a major target for vaccine and antibody design?