Anti-ulcer drug may be effective treating Covid-19: Researchers


Team Udayavani, Oct 18, 2020, 3:00 PM IST

A research team of Hong Kong discovered a novel antiviral strategy for treatment of COVID-19.

They discovered that a class of metallodrugs currently used in the treatment of other infectious diseases is showing efficacy to potently suppress SARS-CoV-2 replication and relieve viral-associated symptoms in an animal model.

According to Phys.org, The findings provide a new and readily available therapeutic option with high clinical potential for infection with SARS-CoV-2.

Researchers claim that They are metallodrugs, which consist of metal compounds. Generally, metal compounds are used as anti-microbial agents, but their antiviral activities have rarely been explored

Their findings are published in Nature Microbiology.

 

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