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The contactome, the sum of physical contacts between viral and host macromolecules, affects cellular perturbations that enable viral replication and cause disease manifestations. Because co-complex assays predominantly detect indirect protein-associations, the virus–host contactome remains largely unexplored and unknown. To address this fundamental research gap, we systematically identified protein–protein contacts between SARS-CoV-2 and the human proteome.


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