It is known that non-structural proteins (nsp) in SARS-CoV viruses induce the formation of ER-bound double membrane vesicles (DMV) in host cells post infection. These DMVs are decorated with microtubule-associated proteins 1A/1B light chain 3B (MAP1LC3B) proteins that are involved in autophagosome formation. However, there is no evidence that DMVs are recruited to the autophagy machinery. Studies show that in some cells sars8b (8b) colocalizes with MAP1LC3B. However, little is known about underlying molecular mechanisms (Shi C S. et al 2019).