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Scientists compare ACE2 interaction with SARS-CoV-2 across species – News-Medical.Net

Like other pathogenic coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 crossed the species barrier to cause human disease. This fact motivated the current study, published on the preprint…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the zoonotic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Like other pathogenic coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 crossed the species barrier to cause human disease. This fact motivated the current study, published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in October 2020, which explores the way coronaviruses engage their host cell receptors in a range of animals.
This study’s importance lies in the close interactions between humans and domestic animals of various…

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