Study finds structural changes in the SARS-CoV-2 Alpha and Beta variants

(Boston Children's Hospital) The latest in a series of structural studies of the SARS-CoV-2 variants' " spike " protein, led by Bing Chen, PhD, at Boston Children's Hospital, reveals new properties of the Alpha (formerly U.K.) and Beta (formerly South Africa) variants. The findings suggest that the Beta variant may not be neutralized by antibodies elicited by current vaccines or by exposure to the original virus.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news