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Author's overview: identifying SARS-CoV-2 antiviral compounds.

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posted on 2021-07-09, 09:44 authored by John FX Diffley
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we began a project in March 2020 to identify small molecule inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 enzymes from a library of chemical compounds containing many established pharmaceuticals. Our hope was that inhibitors we found might slow the replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cells and ultimately be useful in the treatment of COVID-19. The seven accompanying manuscripts describe the results of these chemical screens. This overview summarises the main highlights from these screens and discusses the implications of our results and how our results might be exploited in future.


Crick (Grant ID: 10066, Grant title: Diffley FC001066)