PathogenAR Module – COVID-19—How SARS-CoV-2 binds to host cells

The COVID-19: How SARS-CoV-2 binds to host cells module is part of the Pathogens in Augmented Reality (PathogenAR) mobile app. COVID-19 is a severe respiratory infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  In order to infect host cells, SARS-CoV-2 has a surface protein which can specifically bind to another surface protein on host cells.  Disrupting this interaction is key to several vaccines and therapeutics currently in development.  In this module, users learn about SARS-CoV-2 and this important first step to infection.  Below is a list of resources to support this module.

Models in NIH 3D Print Exchange

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Protein Data Bank (PDB) Resources

NIAID Resources


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