The first picture of Corona variant B.1.1.7, responsible for Corona waves in India, Britain and Canada has been revealed. It clearly shows how the corona clings to the cells of the body. This strain has led to the second wave of Corona virus infection in many countries. Canadian researchers have released the first molecular image of this variant. In mid-December last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the B.1.1.7 variant. Was given information about. It has an unusually large number of mutations. B.C. The university stated that Researchers are the team to publish a structural image of the mutations found on a portion of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The spike protein is the part of the virus that is responsible for infection. Whereas mutation is the change that caused the virus to spread rapidly. After all, why is Corona’s variant so contagious?
The University of British Columbia (UBC) said in a statement that a picture of the B.1.1.7 variant showed why it is so contagious? Why did it cause havoc in India, Britain and now there are increasing problems in Canada as well. UBC stated that the photos are of near atomic resolution, that is, the picture resolution also contains virus particles. A team led by Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UBC’s Department of Medicine, said that these It can be seen that it penetrates into the cells of the human body very easily.
Recently the analysis of the team published in PLOS Biology has shown that the mutation of the virus can be eliminated through the existing vaccines. The report said that, ‘The pictures we have received show the first structural glimpse of the N501Y mutation. This also suggests that the changes resulting from mutations are local. In fact, the N501Y mutation is the only mutation in the B.1.1.7 variant that is on the part of the spike protein. ‘