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SARS-CoV-2 spike protein priming by furin

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein priming by furin

This tutorial explains the structure of the spike protein, accompanied by interactive animations of structures determined by cryo-electron microscopy. The furin cleavage site and receptor binding sites are marked. Animations ready for Powerpoint slides are provided. The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. In the electron microscope, it looks like a crown because it has protein "spikes"...

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