Corona virus research: enzyme boosts virus replication

Scientists at Goethe University Frankfurt have discovered a potential target for new anti-SARS CoV-2 drugs. According to a publication in Nature a papain-like protease (PLpro), which stimulates the virus multiplication in cells and at the same time weakens the immune defense of the infected. “When the SARS-CoV-2 virus penetrates human cells, it allows its own … Read more

Researchers study enzyme and find new weaknesses in the coronavirus

Frankfurt am Main. An international team of researchers has identified a new vulnerability in the corona virus. The scientists investigated the enzyme papain-like protease – PLpro for short – in cell culture experiments. This can inhibit the multiplication of the virus and at the same time strengthen the immune system’s immune response, the study says … Read more

experts explain why obesity “helps” coronavirus

– Has long been known that overweight people have lowered immunity, says head of the Department of endocrinology of the medical faculty Russian national research medical University. N. And. Pirogov Tatiana Demidova. Research and practice show that in these patients increases the risk of atherosclerosis sharply increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart … Read more