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Details on Decoding the Genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus

Medicospace Blog
Decoding the Genome of SARS-CoV-2 virus from sample of the 41 years old man who worked at sea food market in Wuhan, China. Interesting facts: -Genome of less than 30000 long vs over 3 billion human genome -NSP12 protein: Drug Remdesivir interfere with NSP12 protein in other corona virus. Trails underway to see if this drug can treat Covid-19.Thailand started treating people with this drug very early. -Spike protein S: tetrahedral (S,E,M,N). Forms a crown like spikes which give corona virus their name. Attached to the protein ACE2 found in the cells in human airway. The mutation in this protein is the crucial step in its evolution from a virus that infected bats and other species. Scientists are working to design the vaccines that could prevent the spikes from attaching to human cel...