Mutation Hot Spots in Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2 Virus [post]

Feroza Begum, Arup Kumar Banerjee, Upasana Ray
2020 unpublished
Spike (S) protein of Coronaviruses help in receptor attachment and virus entry into the host cells. While S protein is required for virus entry, it is also important as an immunogen as it is the most accessible part of the virus architecture. S protein form knob like structures (viral spikes) protruding outwards in the form of homotrimers containing an S1 and S2 as monomers. Mutations in structural proteins of virus play crucial role in determining virulence and also in many instances
more » ... instances influencing emergence of antibody escape variants and cellular tropism. In this paper we have performed in depth analyses of spike protein sequences from various parts of the world and tried to correlate the data with possible functional relevance of such mutations.
doi:10.20944/preprints202004.0281.v2 fatcat:bwteurtntfdozjp3kbtgcslzhe