University of BristolDiscovery of a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could stop virus in its tracks

Discovery of a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could stop virus in its tracks

A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Bristol. The researchers say their findings, published today [21 September] in the journal Science, are a potential 'game changer' in defeating the current pandemic and add that small molecule anti-viral drugs developed to target the pocket they discovered could help eliminate COVID-19.

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