Study explores the species-specific use of ACE2 receptors by human and animal coronaviruses

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the ability of spike (S) proteins from 24 animal or human coronaviruses (CoVs) to utilize angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors across nine reservoirs of potential, intermediate, and human hosts. Study: Determinants of species-specific utilization of ACE2 by human and animal coronaviruses. Image Credit: MartinJanca/Shutterstock.com *Important […]

Dickson County explores new shelter, inmate staff for animal control

The Dickson County sheriff and mayor recently presented three options for animal control following a public separation with the local humane society that’s now in a possible negotiation stage.  The partnership ended — at least for the time being –—after county government and Humane Society of Dickson County leadership seemingly reached an impasse in recent […]

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