FRIL Can Grab the Thorny Crown to Fight Off COVID-19

Jul 29, 2020

07-29-2020 | Academia Sinica

Led by Professor Alex Ma in Genomics Research Center of Academia Sinica, a group of investigators who have put in extensive effort in the study of infectious diseases, glycoproteins, and herbal medicines have collaborated and discovered that a protein derived from a herbal medicine can grab the carbohydrate on the surface of viruses to fight off not only most types of influenza viruses, but also the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus. This study was recently published in the journal Cell Reports.

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