AbstractIn this video, Diana Toro and Nick Trinh, both current M.D. Candidates at the Medical College of Georgia and graduates with a B.S. in Biochemistry from the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology, unravel the mysteries of how the coronavirus infects our cells and what sets the new coronavirus apart. First, we delve into the world of viral cell entry, breaking down the intricate process by which SARS-CoV-2 infiltrates our cells, highlighting the role of the human receptor ACE2. We provide a detailed look at the virus's interaction with ACE2, shedding light on the mechanisms underlying infection. Next, we explore the differences that set the new coronavirus apart from its predecessors, elucidating the unique characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 that have shaped the global pandemic. This analysis offers valuable insights into the virus's behavior and why it presents distinct challenges. Finally, we discuss strategies for containing and mitigating the spread of the virus. Whether you are a healthcare professional, a student of biology, or simply a concerned member of our community, our hope is that this video deepens your understanding of the virus and contributes to the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
AffiliationMedical College of Georgia
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