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Study Explores Potential of Hepatitis C Drugs To Treat COVID-19

News   Nov 17, 2020 | Original story from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 
Study Explores Potential of Hepatitis C Drugs To Treat COVID-19

The heart-shaped SARS-CoV-2 main protease enables the virus to reproduce by cutting long chains of proteins that activate the replication process. Experiments show existing drugs used to treat hepatitis C may have potential to treat COVID-19 by stopping the "heart" of the virus. Credit: Michelle Lehman, Jill Hemman/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

 
 
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