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New vulnerable sites identified on surface of COVID spike protein that ‘could help future vaccine development’


Scientists have discovered new vulnerable sites on the surface of the COVID-19 spike protein for antibodies which could help in the development of vaccines.Coronavirus is surrounded by spike proteins that it uses to enter and infect human cells.
COVID vaccines work by teaching the immune system to make antibodies to the spike protein.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany, have developed a detailed model of the spike protein to identify potential target sites on its surface for the antibodies.They said previous models have not shown the flexibility of the spike protein or the …

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