Drug used to treat infections in cats may work against Covid-19: Study

The finding, published in the journal Nature Communications, paves the way for human clinical trials of the drug, a protease inhibitor called GC376

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However, the researchers said clinical trials will need to run their course before anyone can be sure that the drug is both safe and effective for treating Covid-19 in humans

Press Trust of India
A drug used to treat deadly coronavirus infections in cats could potentially be an effective treatment against SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a study.

The finding, published in the journal Nature Communications, paves the way for human clinical trials of the drug, a protease inhibitor called GC376.

"This drug is very likely to work in humans, so we are encouraged that it will be an effective treatment for COVID-19 patients," said Joanne Lemieux, a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada.

However, the researchers said clinical trials will need to run their course before anyone can be

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First Published: Sep 22 2020 | 1:44 AM IST

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