Lambda-carrageenan for COVID-19
Lambda-carrageenan has been reported as potentially beneficial for treatment of COVID-19. We have not reviewed these studies. See all other treatments.
THE POTENTIAL OF CARRAGEENAN FOR THE DRUG DISCOVERY OF COVID-19 VIA MOLECULAR DOCKING WITH ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME 2 (ACE2) AND THE MAIN PROTEASE (MPRO) OF SAR-COV-2, Journal of Bioinformatics and Genomics, doi:10.18454/jbg.2022.18.2.001 ,
The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified COVID-19 as a pandemic infection due to the global spread of new corona virus infections. Due to this virus infection, millions of people all around the world had to die or endure severe disease. It will be crucial to find new therapeutic treatments in order to prepare for a similar viral pandemic in the future. Carrageenans have apparently been effective against 12 viruses, including SAR-COV-2. In this investigation, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and main protease (Mpro) were used as molecular targets for virtual screening of kappa-, lambda-, and iota- carrageenans. When compared to antiviral drugs, the results show that all three carrageenans have substantial binding affinity for ACE2 and Mpro. The binding affinity of iota-carrageenan is greater than that of other compounds. The binding affinity suggests that carrageenans could be utilized to produce potent antiviral drugs.
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