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ACE2 homology in laboratory and wild animals – News-Medical.Net

A new preprint research paper posted to the bioRxiv server describes the conservation of an important receptor gene for the virus among several animal species that…

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has proved to be a deadly and rapidly spreading plague, with the death count nearing three million so far. A new preprint research paper posted to the bioRxiv* server describes the conservation of an important receptor gene for the virus among several animal species that live in close contact or proximity to humans.
The ACE2 receptor
This virus enters host cells via the angiotensin-converting…

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