Study Finds Promise in Approved Drugs for Possible Covid-19 Treatment
A new paper published today in the journal Nature tested 75 over-the-counter prescription and development-stage drug compounds in human cells for activity against the novel coronavirus.
Two drug categories emerged as promising:
Protein translation inhibitors (including zotatifin and ternatin-4/plitidepsin), and drugs that modulate proteins inside the cell known as Sigma1 and Sigma2 receptors (including progesterone, PB28, PD-144418, hydroxychloroquine; the antipsychotic drugs haloperidol and cloperazine; siramesine, an antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug; and the antihistamines clemastine and cloperastine).
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