A little-known protein unmasked. And a new mechanism of action against the coronavirus. This was discovered by researchers at the University of Geneva, in collaboration with University College London and the University of Barcelona, in a study that could pave the way for a new generation of drugs and published in eLife.
The hidden protein
We are well aware that all anti-Covid vaccines, as well as monoclonal antibodies, target the Spike, a hooked protein positioned on the surface of the virus.