Investigation of the Effects of N-Linked Glycans on the Stability of the
Spike Protein in SARS-CoV-2 by Molecular Dynamics Simulations
We perform all-atom molecular dynamics simulations to study the effects
of the N-linked glycans on the stability of the spike glycoprotein in
SARS-CoV-2. After a 100 ns of simulation on the spike proteins without
and with the N-linked glycans, we found that the presence of glycans
increases the local stability in their vicinity; even though their
effect on the full structure is negligible.