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(Nature)   How Delta became alpha   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Amino acid, Protein, hyper-infectious Delta coronavirus variant, Cell membrane, SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, Gene, P681R, amino-acid change present  
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2021-08-20 6:03:25 PM  
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I'm guessing it was a composite event.

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2021-08-21 9:57:06 AM  
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DOCTORD000M: The change, which is called P681R and transforms a proline residue into an arginine, falls within an intensely studied region of the spike protein called the furin cleavage site.
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Look, I'm all for cleavage, one of my fave things really, but where ta fudge is her nose?
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