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Decoding ‘camouflage’ coronavirus in the host cell may lead to drug development – Livemint

According to the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, the molecule nsp10 modifies the viral mRNAs to mimic host cell’s own mRNAs

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Houston: Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have resolved the structure of a molecule which the novel coronavirus uses to make its genetic sequence seem like a part of the host’s own, an advance that may lead to the development of new antiviral drugs against COVID-19.According to the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, the molecule nsp10 modifies the viral mRNAs (which are blueprints for producing proteins) to mimic host cell’s own mRNAs.
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