Snake Venom Can Be Used in Fight Against Coronavirus

Snake venom may be useful in the fight against coronavirus, according to Brazilian experts.

A chemical identified in the venom of a certain type of snake inhibited the reproduction of coronavirus in monkey cells, according to Brazilian researchers.

According to the research, a chemical produced by the Jararacussu pit viper, one of Brazil’s largest snakes, inhibited the disease’s ability to multiply by 75%.

The venom of the Viper is powerful enough to kill 16 people, but the deadly snake could help scientists develop a medication to battle Coronavirus.

According to a study, snake venom could be employed as a tool in the fight against coronavirus.

A chemical identified in the venom of a certain type of snake inhibited the reproduction of coronavirus in monkey cells, according to Brazilian researchers.

The finding could pave the way for the development of a medicine to treat the virus that causes COVID-19.

According to the research, a chemical generated by the jararacussu pit viper, one of Brazil’s largest snakes, inhibited the disease’s ability to multiply by 75%.

Rafael Guido, one of the researchers involved in the study, said: “We were able to demonstrate that a component of the snake’s venom was capable of inhibiting a key virus protein.

“It’s the beginning of a lengthy trip… the process will take a long time.

“The venom demonstrated in this study has development potential, which is one of its features. We have taken the beginning steps on a lengthy journey.”

According to a statement from the State University of Sao Paulo (Unesp), which was also engaged in the research, researchers will next test the efficacy of different doses of the molecule and whether it can prevent the virus from entering cells in the first place.

They intend to test the chemical in human cells, but no time frame was given.

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