Scientists find custom pocket features shared by coronaviruses that cause serious illness

Scientists find custom pocket features shared by coronaviruses that cause serious illness

London: Scientists have discovered that a custom-made pocket within the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which can attach itself to the human cell surface, has some consequences. coronaviruses causes severe illness.

An international research team has studied the spike glycoproteins that adorn all coronaviruses. During the study, the researchers found that although personalized pocket is present in all deadly coronaviruses, including MERS and Omicron, the feature is absent in variants that cause mild infection with cold-like symptoms.

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