Coronavirus (COVID-19) Binds to ACE2 Receptors and Enters Human Cell by Endocytosis

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Animation of a coronavirus (COVID-19) particle (virion) attaching to ACE2 receptors (purplish tree-like clumps) on the surface (green) of a human cell. The virus is engulfed by endocytosis and the viral and cell membranes fuse, releasing the viral RNA (yellow string) which directs the production of new virus particles (viral replication) and so completes the viral life cycle. This video can be supplied at UHD 4K ProRes to broadcasters. It can also be licenced for commercial, publishing, and academic use.
The global pandemic is caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS2) which is highly infectious.

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