SARS-CoV-2-encoded nucleocapsid protein acts as a viral suppressor of RNA interference in cells


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We thank Prof. Peng Zhou (Wuhan, China) for kindly providing materials and thank Yan Wu and Weijuan Shang for experimental assistance. This work was supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS (XDB29010300 to X.Z.), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31800140 to J.M., 81873964 to Y.Q., and 31670161 to X.Z.), the National Science and Technology Major Project (2018ZX10101004 to X.Z.), and the Yunde Hou Academician Fund from National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention (2019HYDQNJJ10 to J.M.).

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Mu, J., Xu, J., Zhang, L. et al. SARS-CoV-2-encoded nucleocapsid protein acts as a viral suppressor of RNA interference in cells. Sci. China Life Sci. 63, 1413–1416 (2020).

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