Ural scientists have identified effective drugs against coronavirus

Scientists of the South Ural state University (SUSU) in Chelyabinsk has identified effective drugs against coronavirus, according to the University.

Under the guidance of head of laboratory, candidate of chemical Sciences Vladimir Potemkin, the researchers reportedly analyzed the famous drugs that can fight the new type of coronavirus. The team decided to focus on the drugs listed in DrugBank database. Their more than eight thousand, and each is widely known in the world and approved by, for example, the Federal medical-biological Agency of Russia, Rospotrebnadzor, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States.

The idea to study existing medications belongs postdoc from India the Practice to Pathak — the employee of Laboratory of computer simulation of pharmaceuticals, says the University.

It is noted that the researchers of the University in a few months created a list of the most promising compounds, which will influence the protease of the virus SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus that led to the pandemic) and disrupt its activities.

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