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Spike Glycoprotein – Full Definition

Spike Glycoprotein - Full Definition

Spike Glycoprotein – Full Definition
Definition of
Spike Glycoprotein
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Spike Glycoprotein –
: a class I viral fusion protein that forms the characteristic spikes, or peplomers, found on the viral surface that mediate virus attachment, fusion, and entry into the host cell.
During virus maturation, it is cleaved into two subunits: S1, which binds to receptors in the host cell, and S2, which mediates membrane fusion.

Synonyms
Coronavirus Spike Glycoprotein | Coronavirus Spike Protein | E2 Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus | Glycoprotein S, Coronavirus | Spike Glycoprotein S1, Coronavirus | Spike Glycoproteins, Coronavirus |
Spike Gp S1, Cor | Spike Protein S2, Coronavirus | Spike Protein, Coronavirus
 

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