Receptor Recognition Mechanism of Coronaviruses part 16

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CEACAM1 is a cell adhesion molecule and functions in cell-cell adhesion. Sugars decorate many proteins and fats on cell surfaces and function in many biological processes such as immunity and cell-cell communication. How these cell-surface molecules are selected by viruses as their entry  receptors has been a major  puzzle in virology.

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