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Anti-Alcoholism Drugs May Help Fight COVID-19: Study

BP World Bureau | Aug 07 2020 12:52:15 PM
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A study by the researchers from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) revealed that Disulfiram, the medication used to treat alcoholism, may help in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus).

Researchers said the structural elements of the novel SARS-CoV-2 that are less subject to mutation, during possible evolution, should be chosen as a target for the potential treatment.

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The study published in the Mendeleev Communications journal said that the best candidate against novel Coronavirus is protease M pros, which is resistant to mutations.

M pro plays a major role in coronavirus replication, which means that its inhibition is able to slow down or even completely stop its reproduction inside the body.