Here, we present a protocol to characterize the antiviral ability of a protein of interest to SARS-CoV-2 infection in cultured cells, using MUC1 as an example. We use SARS-CoV-2 ΔN trVLP system, which utilizes transcription and replication-competent SARS-CoV-2 virus-like particles lacking nucleocapsid gene. We describe the optimized procedure to analyze protein interference of viral attachment and entry into cells, and qRT-PCR-based quantification of viral infection. The protocol can be applied to characterize more antiviral candidates and clarify their functioning stage.

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Analysis of the Prevalence of Binding and Neutralizing Antibodies against 39 Human Adenovirus Types in Student Cohorts Reveals Low-Prevalence Types and a Decline in Binding Antibody Levels during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic


Toxicity assessment of SARS-CoV-2-derived peptides in combination with a mix of pollutants on zebrafish adults: A perspective study of behavioral, biometric, mutagenic, and biochemical toxicity