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New UK-derived SARS-CoV-2 variant does not affect neutralizing antibodies efficiency, study says – News-Medical.Net

A team of scientists conducted structural analysis of a newly emerged UK variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). They present evidence…

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A team of scientists from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical School, USA, recently conducted structural analysis of a newly emerged UK variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In their analyses, they observed that the N501Y mutation in the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the virus’s spike protein increases the receptor binding efficiency of the virus, thus making it more infectious. Most importantly, however, the…

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