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Revisiting the ACE2 Receptor

Posted by The Protein Man on Jul 27, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Understanding the mechanisms of COVID-19 endocytosis is a critical component when monitoring nascent variants of COVID-19. Increased affinity to the ACE2 receptor may lead to an increase in pathogenicity and higher transmissibility. The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been shown to have substitutions and or combinations of substitutions in the spike protein. More data is required to fully characterize the pathogenicity of each variant. The Delta variant makes up about 80% of new observed mutants. The characterization of this variant is extensive and demonstrates increased transmissibility (2) along with a significant increase in hospitalization of unvaccinated individuals (3).

Considering these observations, let’s once again take a look at the ACE2 receptor and it’s role in the endocytosis of COVID-19 into the human cell.

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Protein Quantitation in the Presence of Reducing Agents and Detergents with UPPA™

Posted by The Protein Man on Jul 14, 2021 1:00:00 PM


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Topics: Protein Purification

How Bioremediation Can Tackle Pollution

Posted by The Protein Man on Jul 6, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Pollution poses a real threat, not only to the environment but to our very existence as well. Aside from poisoning our soil, waterways, and the air we breathe, pollution also causes considerable damage to plant, animal, and human lives and imperils the sustainability of our planet.

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Fluorescent vs. Scanning Electron Microscopy

Posted by The Protein Man on Jun 30, 2021 3:30:00 PM


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