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neuropilin-1

Coronavirus Transmission

Researchers might’ve just solved a huge coronavirus mystery

October 23rd, 2020

Researchers may have discovered a previously unknown step involved in the mechanism that allows the novel coronavirus to infect cells. Scientists have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 binds to a receptor called neuropilin-1, which is found in various places inside the human body. That connection facilitates the critical link-up between the spike protein and the ACE2 receptor. …