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Coronavirus: ready the 3D map, which is useful in medicines, and vaccine
READY the 3D map of the coronavirus SarsCoV2 : is the molecular structure of one of the weapons the virus uses to enter cells. Know it is important to develop drugs and vaccine. Published in Science, the result has been obtained in the University of Texas at Austin with the american Institute for research on infectious diseases (Niaid), part of the National Institutes of Health (Nih).

The map reproduces in details the structure of one of the proteins found on the surface of the virus, known as 'spike' (the tip or plug) and operate like tiny picks that allow the coronavirus to break the entrance doors of the cells of the human respiratory system and penetrate inside them and multiply. The authors of the discovery, coordinated by Jason McLellan are the student, Daniel Wrapp, and the researcher Nianshuang Wang, both of the University of Texas. All are currently engaged in research on a vaccine against the new coronavirus.
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