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The worldwide Pandemic known as COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) has consumed the media, our government, and has changed our day-to-day liv

Of the four structural proteins that make up human coronaviruses, the envelope (E) protein is currently the least understood by scientists.

In order for the SARS-CoV-2 to infect humans and cause COVID-19 disease, it must be able to produce more progeny viruses in the infected cells.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, ignites an immune response to infection, which results in severe lung inflammation.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses its spike protein to recognize the receptor ACE2 on human lung cells, attaching the virus to the cells.

Proteins of highly pathogenic viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 disease, play a critical role in the body’s immune response to infection, sometimes causing overt inflammation and tissue damage.

Social distancing can help deter some of COVID-19’s spread, but the development of a vaccine is the only surefire way to combat this devastating disease.

Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD, is collaborating with researchers both within the CVM and at the College of Science and Engineering to test whether air purifying systems can inactivate airborne coronaviruses.

Human pulmonary epithelial cells, which serve many important functions in human lungs, express two key enzymes, ACE2 and TMPRSS2, that help SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enter human p

The COVID-19 outbreak has crystallized the urgent need for therapeutics to better prevent transmission in human populations.