SARS-CoV-2

What we can find out on a structural bioinformatics level

Serine 477 plays a crucial role in the interaction of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with the human receptor ACE2.

Singh, A., Steinkellner, G., Köchl, K., Gruber. K., Gruber. C.C. Sci Rep 11, 4320 (2021).
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83761-5


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