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    • Keywords


      SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; treatment; molecular docking; variant analysis; drug affinity.

    • Abstract


      SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has recently made the entire world come to a standstill. The number of cases in the world, especially India, have been increasing exponentially. The need of the hour is to assimilate as much data as possible to fast track the pipeline of bringing in new therapeutic tools against this fatal virus. In this brief communication, we aim to throw light on the various variants of theproteins involved heavily in the pathophysiology of COVID-19, namely Spike protein, ACE2, GRP78, TMPRSS2 and NSP-12. We also portray the molecular docking studies of these proteins with specific drugs that are currently being associated with the same. In our brief study, we come across a few key findings. First of all the combinations of the variants of spike protein and ACE2 binding show overall 25% unfavourable ΔΔG. Second, NSP12 is the most mutation prone among all the NSPs of the SARS-CoV-2 genome and the most commonmutations are P323L and A97V. Third, we discovered the variants found in the Indian subpopulation that have greater binding with the currently investigated drugs.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus, Pilani 403 726, India
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  • Journal of Genetics | News

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