Virological Traits of the SARS-CoV-2 BA.2.87.1 Lineage

Zhang L, Dopfer-Jablonka A, Nehlmeier I, Kempf A, Graichen L, Calderón Hampel N, Cossmann A, Stankov MV, Morillas Ramos G, Schulz S, Jäck HM, Behrens GM, Pöhlmann S, Hoffmann M (2024)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2024


Book Volume: 12

Article Number: 487

Journal Issue: 5

DOI: 10.3390/vaccines12050487


Transmissibility and immune evasion of the recently emerged, highly mutated SARS-CoV-2 BA.2.87.1 are unknown. Here, we report that BA.2.87.1 efficiently enters human cells but is more sensitive to antibody-mediated neutralization than the currently dominating JN.1 variant. Acquisition of adaptive mutations might thus be needed for efficient spread in the population.

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Zhang, L., Dopfer-Jablonka, A., Nehlmeier, I., Kempf, A., Graichen, L., Calderón Hampel, N.,... Hoffmann, M. (2024). Virological Traits of the SARS-CoV-2 BA.2.87.1 Lineage. Vaccines, 12(5).


Zhang, Lu, et al. "Virological Traits of the SARS-CoV-2 BA.2.87.1 Lineage." Vaccines 12.5 (2024).

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