Novosibirsk scientists have developed a diagnostic system to assess the effectiveness of chemicals in blocking the activity of an enzyme necessary for the development of coronavirus. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. & Nbsp;
The department clarified that the development will create a drug for COVID-19. It is specified that the device will record how a particular substance affects the enzyme of the virus, thereby identifying an inhibitor that blocks its activity.
“ The method used by scientists allows the analysis of the process the interaction of the enzyme, substrate and inhibitor in real time using a special device – a stopped flow spectrophotometer, '' the department noted. & nbsp;
chemical within 10-15 minutes. Scientists have tested the device on well-known coronavirus protease inhibitors.
The results of a study by Novosibirsk developers have been published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology.
Earlier it was reported that scientists Moscow State University has discovered a way to suppress coronavirus using light.