Genes at: TODO protein list on a database?
50-200 nanometers in diameter. COVID-19 Symposium: Entry of Coronavirus into Cells | Dr. Paul Bates
Interaction points:
Video 1. Model of Membrane Fusion by SARS CoV-2 Spike Protein by clarafi (2020) Source.
Some are named after the encoded protein. Others that are not as clean are just orfXXX for open reading frame XXX.
Largest gene, polyprotein that contains SARS-CoV-2 non-structural proteins 1 to 11.
Nucleocapsid phosphoprotein, sticks to the RNA inside. mentions functions:
  • helps pack the viral RNA into the capsule
  • also has a side function in immune suppression
These are also required for test tube replication.
Protease that cuts up ORF1ab. Note that it is also present in ORF1ab.
The RdRp, since this is a Positive-strand RNA virus.
Unlike SARS-CoV-2 non-structural protein, these are not needed for test tube reproduction. They must therefore be for host modulation.