Coronavirus: ‘Spike’ protein could explain its rapid spread (and pave way for drugs to treat it) 

Coronavirus: ‘Spike’ protein could explain its rapid spread (and pave way for drugs to treat it) 

The discovery could pave the way for new drugs (University of Minnesota)

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Professor Fang Li, said “In general, by learning what structural features of viral proteins are most important in establishing contact with human cells, we can design drugs that seek them out and block their activy ike jamming their radar.”

“Our work can guide the development of monoclonal antibodies that would act like a drug to recognize and neutralize the receptor-binding part of the spike protein.

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