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Druggable Pocket Discovered In SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Could Stop Coronavirus in Its Tracks – HospiMedica

A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that could be used to stop the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells could be a potential game changer in defeating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that could be used to stop the novel coronavirus from infecting human cells could be a potential game changer in defeating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.SARS-CoV-2 is decorated by multiple copies of a glycoprotein, known as the ‘Spike protein’, which plays an essential role in viral infectivity. Spike binds to the human cell surface, allowing the virus to penetrate the cells and start replicating, causing widespread damage. In a ground-breaking …

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