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COVID-19 - German scientists have identified an enzyme that affects the spread of the virus

COVID-19 - German scientists have identified an enzyme that affects the spread of the virus

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COVID-19 - German scientists have identified an enzyme that affects the spread of the virus
Bioinformatics specialists at the University of Tübingen have found an enzyme in the human body, without which the new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is practically unable to multiply. The discovery could help develop appropriate drugs
Scientists have created a computer model of the spread of coronavirus in the human lungs. When it enters the cell, the coronavirus "forces" it to produce certain substances, which are the "gateway" for it to further multiply in the body. In this case, an enzyme called guanylate kinase 1 or GK1 is of particular importance for the coronavirus. During the research, German specialists managed to temporarily remove it from the body - SARS-CoV-2 stopped multiplying.
According to scientists from Tübingen, this discovery is critical for the creation of drugs that are designed to help patients with COVID-19. The researchers note that human health does not directly depend on the presence of GK1 in the body and the production of this enzyme can be stopped, at least temporarily. Experts at the Fraunhofer Institute in Hamburg will investigate which substances are best suited for this and can be used in drug development. At the same time, the researchers assume that the corresponding drugs will appear on the market no earlier than the end of the year.
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