Two independent studies showing #COVID19 uses its furin-cleaved S1 CendR (sender) motif to hijack cell surface Neuropilin-1 in order to (1) facilitate host cell entry and (2) enhance viral spread to the CNS.
Coronavirus research updates: Virus conscripts a pair of human proteins to invade cells. Check out the full preprint at #COVID19Pandemic
An exciting paper . Independent evidence proposing a role for NRP1 in SARS-CoV-2 infectivity .