UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Type 2-Causing Coronavirus: Variants and Preventive Strategies

Aydogdu, MO; Rohn, JL; Jafari, NV; Brako, F; Homer-Vanniasinkam, S; Edirisinghe, M; (2022) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Type 2-Causing Coronavirus: Variants and Preventive Strategies. Advanced Science , Article e2104495. 10.1002/advs.202104495. (In press). Green open access

[thumbnail of Advanced Science - 2022 - Aydogdu - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Type 2‐Causing Coronavirus  Variants and Preventive.pdf]
Preview
Text
Advanced Science - 2022 - Aydogdu - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Type 2‐Causing Coronavirus Variants and Preventive.pdf - Published Version

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

COVID-19 vaccines have constituted a substantial scientific leap in countering severe acute respiratory syndrome type 2-causing coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), and worldwide implementation of vaccination programs has significantly contributed to the global pandemic effort by saving many lives. However, the continuous evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 viral genome has resulted in different variants with a diverse range of mutations, some with enhanced virulence compared with previous lineages. Such variants are still a great concern as they have the potential to reduce vaccine efficacy and increase the viral transmission rate. This review summarizes the significant variants of SARS-CoV-2 encountered to date (December 2021) and discusses a spectrum of possible preventive strategies, with an emphasis on physical and materials science.

Type: Article
Title: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Type 2-Causing Coronavirus: Variants and Preventive Strategies
Location: Germany
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/advs.202104495
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202104495
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 The Authors. Advanced Science published by Wiley-VCH GmbH. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: COVID-19, prevention, severe acute respiratory syndrome type 2-causing coronavirus, spike protein mutations, variant of concern
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Renal Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10142314
Downloads since deposit
171Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item