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The modified cyclodextrin molecule can be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral agent

Some studies have shown that the modified cyclodextrin molecule can be used as a broad-spectrum antiviral drug, and can also prevent the development of viral resistance.


In a new study, researchers from Switzerland, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States have developed new antiviral substances made from sugar molecules that can destroy the virus on contact and may help fight viral epidemics The disease broke out. The use of sugar molecules to develop virucidal agents allows people to develop a new class of antiviral drugs that can destroy the virus but are non-toxic to the human body.

Researchers have found that modified sugar molecules (ie modified sugar molecules) can destroy the outer shell of the virus, which will destroy the infectious virus particles upon contact, rather than just restrict the growth of the virus. This new method has also been shown to prevent the development of resistance. They successfully designed new modified molecules using a natural glucose derivative called cyclodextrin. These modified molecules attract them before degrading viruses on contact, then destroy them, thereby fighting their infection.

Current antiviral drugs work by inhibiting the growth of viruses, but because viruses mutate and become resistant to them, they are not always effective. Professor Tapparel declared, "We have developed a powerful class of molecules that can fight very different viruses. Therefore, we believe that this may also lead to treatment changes for emerging viral infections."

This type of antiviral molecule has obtained a patent. A spin-off company is being established to continue to promote the clinical application of such new antiviral drugs. With further testing, such drugs may be used in ointments, ointments, nasal sprays, or other similar treatments for viral infections.

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