COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection

Submitted by molecadmin on Wed, 06/10/2020 - 22:52

Authors: Didem Vardar-Ulu (Boston University, MA), and Shuchismita Dutta* (Rutgers University, NJ); *contact:

Citation and Adaptations: doi:10.25334/HQCA-QD59


Video source: Reactions, produced by the American Chemical Society

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Focus: Biology

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Resources to learn more

Question: What are the molecular interactions leading to SARS-CoV-2 infection?
Biology Getting to Structure: Part 1: Life Cycle of SARS-CoV-2
  Molecular Exploration: Part 2: Beginning the infection;  A. Viral Spike Protein; B. Host Receptor ACE2; C. Viral Attachment to Host
  Modeling: Part 3: Molecular Basis of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  Assessment: Blocking Infection