Often Overlooked, Molecules Called Glycans Regulate COVID-19 Spike Protein Function, Study Finds

Published September 29, 2022


Sriram Neelamegham, UB Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering, was quoted in a story posted to DoveMed on the role of glycons in COVID-19.

He is among the scientists researching the role that glycans, complex carbohydrates found on the surface of viruses, may play in the function of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

“We discovered that specific N-glycans seem to regulate the development and functional maturation of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein,” Neelamegham said.

Read the story here.