Questions concerning the proximal origin of SARS‐CoV‐2

Murat Seyran, Damiano Pizzol, Parise Adadi, Tarek Mohamed Abd El‐aziz, Sk. Sarif Hassan, Antonio Soares, Ramesh Kandimalla, Kenneth Lundstrom, Murtaza Tambuwala, Alaa A. A. Aljabali, Amos Lal, Gajendra Kumar Azad, Pabitra Pal Choudhury, Vladimir N. Uversky, Samendra P. Sherchan, Bruce D. Uhal, Nima Rezaei, Adam M. Brufsky

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Abstract

There is a consensus that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) originated naturally from Bat coronaviruses (CoVs), in particular RaTG13. However, the SARS‐CoV‐2 host tropism/adaptation pattern has significant discrepancies compared to other CoVs, raising questions concerning the proximal origin of SARS‐CoV‐2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1204-1206
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Volume93
Issue number3
Early online date3 Sep 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • coronavirus
  • fusion protein
  • genetic variability
  • mutation

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