Scientists find that the coronavirus has another doorway to infect human cells

The deadly pathogen behind the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may have yet another doorway to get into human cells, suggest two new papers published in the journal Science. The teams behind the papers independently discovered a protein called the neuropilin-1 receptor, which they say is an alternative doorway for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus – the proper name for the coronavirus behind COVID-19 – to … Continue reading Scientists find that the coronavirus has another doorway to infect human cells