Next COVID-19 Drug Target: Viral “Molecular Scissor” – SciTechDaily
The SARS-CoV-2-PLpro enzyme is visualized with an inset of viral inhibitor interaction. Blocking the enzyme’s effects may prove fruitful in stopping coronavirus infections. Credit: Image courtesy Shaun K. Olsen, PhD, laboratory at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine)
Coronavirus uses enzymatic cutter for virus production and to disable essential immune proteins.
American and Polish scientists, reporting October 16, 2020…