Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) – UPSC

Receptor Binding Domain (RBD):
  • A receptor-binding domain (RBD) is a key part of a virus, located on its ‘spike’ domain that allows it to dock to body receptors to gain entry into cells and lead to infection.
  • These are also the primary targets in the prevention and treatment of viral infections, including the virus that causes COVID-19.

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