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Common anticoagulant drug could be repurposed to help alleviate Covid-19 infections – News-Medical.net

An international team of researchers led by the Universities of Keele and Liverpool, working with Public Health England, has found that the common anticoagulant…

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An international team of researchers led by the Universities of Keele and Liverpool, working with Public Health England, has found that the common anticoagulant drug heparin inhibits the SARS-Cov2 virus spike protein, by reducing the virus’ ability to attach to human cells and infect them.
The research, published in the journalsThrombosis and HaemostasisandBritish Journal of Pharmacology, found that heparin interacts with the spike protein on the surface of coronavirus (SARS-CoV2), destabilizing…

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