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First open source all-atom models of Covid-19 'spike' protein produced


lONDON: Scientists have produced the first open source all-atom models of full-length spike protein of the novel coronavirus that facilitates its entry into the host cells, an advance that may aid faster Covid-19 vaccine and antiviral drug development. The "spike" or S protein of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 facilitates viral entry into host cells, according to the researchers, including those from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

This makes S protein the main target for vaccine and antiviral drug development, they said.

Described in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, CHARMM-GUI is a programme that simulates complex biomolecular ...


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