1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.06.07.21258351: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    Ethicsnot detected.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.
    Cell Line Authenticationnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    Experimental Models: Cell Lines
    SARS-CoV-2 pseudotyped virus particle preparation: Pseudotyped HIV virus incorporating the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein (either wild-type, B.1.1.7, P.1, B.1.351) was produced in a 10 cm dish seeded the day prior with 5×106 HEK293T/17 cells in 10 ml of complete Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle’s Medium (DMEM-C, 10% FBS and 1% Pen/Strep) containing 10% (vol/vol)
    suggested: None
    Next, Hela cells stably expressing the ACE2 receptor were added (10,000 cells/25µL per well) and the plates were left for 72 hours.
    suggested: None
    Recombinant DNA
    Spikes encoding the variants B.1.351 and P.1 were synthesized (Genewiz, USA) and cloned into pcDNA3.1. B.1.351 mutations introduced were L18F, D80A, D215G, Delta242-244, R246I, K417N, E484K, N501Y, D614G, A701V. P.1 mutations introduced were L18F, T20N, P26S, D138Y, R190S, K417T, E484K, N501Y, D614G, H655Y, T1027I, V1176F.
    suggested: RRID:Addgene_79663)

    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).

    Results from LimitationRecognizer: An explicit section about the limitations of the techniques employed in this study was not found. We encourage authors to address study limitations.

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.

    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.

    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.

    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.

    About SciScore

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