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Russian scientists, under the direction of Mr. Yuri Utkin, the head of the laboratory of the Institute of Biological Organizational Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, have found a way to stop Covid-19 by using an the enzyme found in snake venom.
The results of their research have been published on the bioRxiv portal. “Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) extracted from the venom of various snakes provides varying degrees of protection against SARS-CoV-2 virus cells,” the researchers said. widely used in experiments with viruses “.
In addition, biologists have found that the most effective is the poison of the green snake Nikolsky (Vipera nikolskii). It has a strong antiviral activity against the pathogen Covid-19. These reptiles live in southwestern Russia and Ukraine. The results of the scientists’ research indicate that snake venom can be a promising tool for creating drugs that attack the virus’s shell.
Source : Genk