Scientists from Germany reported a possible breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus.
(Alles Europa News)– According to WHO, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the world was 634 thousand 835 people , the number of victims was close to 30 thousand people.
Scientists from the University of German Lübeck, presumably, were able to achieve a major breakthrough in the fight against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes atypical pneumonia COVID-19, media reported.
Alles Europa News reports that according to the news published by Deutsche Welle , a group of researchers led by Professor Rolf Hilgenfeld deciphered the key enzyme code responsible for the reproduction of SARS-CoV-2.
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In addition, scientists have developed an inhaled inhibitor effective against the main protease, SARS-CoV-2.
The so-called viral major protease Mpro is involved in the replication mechanism of coronavirus and, therefore, is responsible for copying genetic material and reproduction of SARS-CoV-2.
It is reported that the inhibitor has already been successfully tested in mice and cell cultures against related coronaviruses.
“If we manage to block the main protease, then we can prevent the replication of the virus,” said Professor Hilgenfeld.
At the same time, he noted that it would take several years to create a drug based on an inhibitor.