Mechanism of New Antiviral Drug Class Identified Using "Magnetic Tweezers"

News   Oct 25, 2017 | Original story from Penn State

 
Mechanism of New Antiviral Drug Class Identified Using "Magnetic Tweezers"

Schematic of the 'magnetic tweezers' used to assay the activity of a virus RNA polymerase (PV RdRp) enzyme in the presence of antiviral drugs. Researchers can monitor hundreds of individual enzymes as they replicate a strand of RNA that is attached to a magnetic bead allowing them to gather data on the mechanism of action of antiviral drugs. Credit: Penn State

 
 
 

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