The SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain preferentially recognizes blood group A
Blood Advances , Volume 5, pp 1305-1309; doi:10.1182/bloodadvances.2020003259
Abstract: Key Points The RBD of SARS-CoV-2 shares sequence similarity with an ancient lectin family known to bind blood group antigens. SARS-CoV-2 RBD binds the blood group A expressed on respiratory epithelial cells, directly linking blood group A and SARS-CoV-2.
Keywords: lectin / ancient / directly / SARS CoV / antigens / epithelial / recognizes / preferentially / blood group
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