Snatching the Crown from SARS-CoV-2

Cell Host Microbe. 2020 Sep 9;28(3):360-363. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.08.007.


In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, three papers describe the pseudotyping of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) with the SARS-CoV-2 spike. This VSV-CoV-2-S platform allows virus neutralization assays to be performed at BSL-2 and also has applications as a candidate vectored vaccine to elicit protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Neutralizing*
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A
  • Pneumonia, Viral*
  • SARS-CoV-2


  • Antibodies, Neutralizing
  • Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A