UBC scientists first in the world to unveil molecular-level analysis of Omicron spike protein

Atomic structure of the Omicron variant spike protein (purple) bound with the human ACE2 receptor (blue). Atomic structure of the Omicron variant spike protein (purple) bound with the human ACE2 receptor (blue).

UBC scientists first in the world to unveil molecular-level analysis of Omicron spike protein

Researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.

The analysis—done at near atomic resolution using a cryo-electron microscope—reveals how the heavily mutated variant infects human cells and is highly evasive of immunity. The findings shed new light on why Omicron is highly transmissible and will help accelerate the development of more effective treatments....

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