An Upgraded Virus

Select mutations to the spike protein of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus

Insertion or deletion here leads to a lengthening or shortening of the protein

Point mutation here leads to an amino acid exchange in the protein

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Omicron is identifiable by the deletion at positions 69 and 70.

The K417N mutation may reduce the effectiveness of neutralizing antibodies against the virus.

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The combination of the mutations Q498R and N501Y could promote binding with human cells.

The mutations

H655Y, N679K and P681H could lead to increased transmissibility.

The D614G mutation appears to make the virus more infectious.

Furthermore, there is evidence that a deletion in the protein Nsp6, which is not part of the spike structure, may limit the cell's ability to degrade viral components.

Source: Covariants; ECDC; RKI

An Upgraded Virus

Select mutations to the spike protein of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus

Insertion or deletion here leads to a lengthening or shortening of the protein

Point mutation here leads to an amino acid exchange in the protein

Side view

Cutout

Omicron is identifiable by the deletion at positions 69 and 70.

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The D614G mutation appears to make the virus more infectious.

View from above

The mutations H655Y, N679K and P681H could lead to increased transmissibility.

The K417N mutation may reduce the effectiveness of neutralizing antibodies against the virus.

The combination of the mutations Q498R and N501Y could promote binding with human cells.

Furthermore, there is evidence that a deletion in the protein Nsp6, which is not part of the spike structure, may limit the cell's ability to degrade viral components.

Source: Covariants; ECDC; RKI

An Upgraded Virus

Select mutations to the spike protein of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus

nanographics.at

Cutout

Insertion or deletion here leads to a lengthening or shortening of the protein

Point mutation here leads to an amino acid exchange in the protein

Side view

Omicron is identifiable by the deletion at positions 69 and 70.t

The mutations H655Y, N679K and P681H could lead to increased transmissibility.

The D614G mutation appears to make the virus more infectious.

View from above

The K417N mutation may reduce the effectiveness of neutralizing antibodies against the virus.

The combination of the mutations Q498R and N501Y could promote binding with human cells.

Furthermore, there is evidence that a deletion in the protein Nsp6, which is not part of the spike structure, may limit the cell's ability to degrade viral components.t

Source: Covariants; ECDC; RKI