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N protein of Coronavirus and its role in transmission

The researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research recently showed that apart from spike proteins, the other proteins in the COVID-19 virus such as the Nucleocaspid protein or the N protein also play significant role in transmission (or infectivity) of the virus. Thus, it is not enough to develop antibodies, therapeutic drugs ..

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N501Y Mutation in Coronavirus

The recent infectious wave in the UK, prompting fresh lockdown measures, is associated with a mutant variant of the SARS CoV 2 called N501Y. According to the scientists, mutation of COVID-19 is neither unexpected nor a cause of panic. What is mutation? Mutation occurs due to changes in the genetic sequence of the virus, which ..

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