Chapter 13 Summary

The topics covered in this chapter can be summarized as follows:

  • An introduction to the general group of RNA viruses known as coronaviruses with emphasis on the general structure of such viruses
  • A summary of how the virus’ surface spike protein mediates SARS-CoV-2 entry into human cells by binding to the ACE2 (Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) receptor.
  • A list of some of the genes Implicated in Severe COVID-19 Infection in Humans
  • A discussion of the approaches for Vaccine Development Against SARS‐Cov‐2

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