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Tricking the Coronavirus With Peptides –

SAP1 and SAP6 were found to inhibit a SARS-CoV-2 infection.



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Investigators from the Ohio State University have found a way to trick the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) into binding onto a fake ACE2 receptor so that it cannot infect cells. The findings were published in the journal Bioconjugate Chemistry.
“Our goal is that any time SARS-CoV-2 comes into contact with the peptides, the virus will be inactivated. This is because the virus Spike protein is already bound to something that it needs to use in order to bind to the cell,” Amit Sharma, co-lead author…

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