The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) represents a serious threat to the health of millions of people. Respiratory viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted via airborne and fomite routes. The latter requires virion adsorption at abiotic surfaces and most likely involves the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein subunit 1 (S1), which is the outermost point of its envelope. Understanding S1 spike protein interaction with fomite surfaces thus represents an important milestone on the road to fighting the spread of COVID-19.*
In the article “Adsorption of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein S1 at Oxide Surfaces Studied by High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy “ Yang Xin, Guido Grundmeier and Adrian Keller describe how high-speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM) is used to monitor the adsorption of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein S1 at Al2O3(0001) and TiO2(100) surfaces in situ. *
*Yang Xin, Guido Grundmeier, Adrian Keller
Adsorption of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein S1 at Oxide Surfaces Studied by High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy
Advanced NanoBioMed Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 2021, 2000024
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