Very excited to share some of our lab’s work on SARS-CoV-2. This was a huge team effort – so many people in lab worked hard on this. This is still a preprint. We’ve found one possible reason why SARS-CoV-2 went pandemic and SARS-CoV didn’t. Thread... 1/n
The furin cleavage site of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a key determinant for transmission due to enhanced replication in airway cells.
The furin cleavage site of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a key determinant for transmission due to enhanced replication in airway cells.