X-ray study explores potential of hepatitis C drugs to treat COVID-19 -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

X-ray study explores potential of hepatitis C drugs to treat COVID-19

17/11/2020

Image: red image of a heart on a blue background; Copyright: Michelle Lehman, Jill Hemman/ORNL

The heart-shaped SARS-CoV-2 main protease enables the virus to reproduce by cutting long chains of proteins that activate the replication process. Experiments show existing drugs used to treat hepatitis C may have potential to treat COVID-19 by stopping the "heart" of the virus.

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Image: X-Ray of an upper body; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf