US researchers discover conceivable COVID-19 treatment

US researchers discover conceivable COVID-19 treatment


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: PTI

  • Date: 04 Aug,2020

Researchers in the US have found a potential therapeutic treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, along with other coronaviruses. Pathogenic coronaviruses are a major threat to international public health, as shown by the SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, along with the recently emerged SARS-CoV-2.

All these coronavirus 3C-like proteases, called 3CLpro, are strong therapeutic targets because they play vital roles in coronavirus replication, ” the researchers stated.

“Vaccine developments and treatments are the biggest targets in COVID-19 research, and therapy is actually key,” explained Kyeong-Ok Chang, a professor at Kansas State University in the US.

“This paper clarifies protease inhibitors targeting coronavirus 3CLpro, that can be a well-known therapeutic goal,” Chang explained.

These findings imply that this series of chemicals should be researched further as a potential therapeutic for human coronavirus infection, they said.

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