Breaking news: Empirical formulas, molar masses, biosynthesis reactions and thermodynamic properties of virus particles – Biosynthesis and binding of Omicron JN.1 variant of SARS-CoV-2 Scientific paper

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Marko Popović
Maja Stevanović
Marija Mihailović


Breaking news are usually disturbing. Natural disasters, wars, epi­demics, etc., are reported as breaking news. This paper reports a decreased danger of spreading of epidemics caused by the JN.1 variant, since analyses indicate that infectivity of the new variant is decreased compared to most ear­lier variants, which is confirmed by the number of cases (7500 daily in USA). Moreover, JN.1, despite the great number of mutations, has not been able to achieve the values of Gibbs energy change of biosynthesis (and thus virus mul­tiplication rate) of the Hu-1 wild type. The research shows that infect­ivity and pathogenicity of the JN.1 variant has not reached worrying size, which means that there is no reason to expect the epidemiologic situation get­ting worse.


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M. Popović, M. Stevanović, and M. Mihailović, “Breaking news: Empirical formulas, molar masses, biosynthesis reactions and thermodynamic properties of virus particles – Biosynthesis and binding of Omicron JN.1 variant of SARS-CoV-2: Scientific paper”, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., vol. 89, no. 3, pp. 305–320, Apr. 2024.
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