Pormohammad et al., International Journal of Molecular Medicine, doi:10.3892/ijmm.2020.4790 (Peer Reviewed) Zinc and SARS‑CoV‑2: A molecular modeling study of Zn interactions with RNA‑dependent RNA‑polymerase and 3C‑like proteinase enzymes
In Silico analysis supporting the hypothesis that Zn would bind and regulate the enzymatic activities of 3CLpro and RdRp of SARS‑CoV-2 and therefore inhibit viral replication. Since Zn has established immune health benefits, is readily available, inexpensive and safe, the authors propose that Zn could help ameliorate COVID-19.
Pormohammad et al., 11/18/2020, peer-reviewed, 3 authors.
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