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Virus's spikes being covered with ACE2 decoys. ACE2 receptors on surface are empty.

September 30, 2022

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Virus's spikes being covered with ACE2 decoys. ACE2 receptors on surface are empty.

On the Cover

A specially engineered protein decoy (orange) mimics the 3D structure of the ACE2 receptor and blocks viral spikes from attaching to our cells. Read more about this potential anti-COVID therapy in the NIH Director’s Blog:


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