Finally, US Scientists Find Breakthrough In Coronavirus Treatment
US scientists have created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus. And this breakthrough came after the death count from the virus jumper past 2,000, while the number of infected persons in China is said to be 74,185.
Breakthrough in coronavirus
The COVID-19 virus attaches to and infects human cells. But a team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) developed a stabilized sample of a key part called the spike protein of the virus after studying its genetic code made public by the Chinese researchers.
UT Austin scientist Jason McLellan, who led the research, said that it was the antigen that can activate the response system in the human body. It would make antibodies against this virus. In the event of virus attack or infection. He added that the breakthrough was the result many years of studies on coronavirus family including SARS and MERS. He gave the credit of keeping the spike protein stable to the past research.
The team will the share the map of the molecular structure of coronavirus to collaborators around the world so that they can work on the map and get a bigger response for this virus. This model is expected to help scientists in developing new proteins to bind to different parts of the spike and disable it to provide an effective treatment option to those infected with coronavirus.