Study of Inhibitors of the Protein-S of the COVID 19 virus
The Junta de Andalucía has granted the project “Identification of inhibitors of the protein-S of the virus COVID-19 by repositioning of drugs”, presented by Prof. José Manuel Granadino Roldán, from the University of Jaén with the collaboration of Prof. Jaime Rubio of our Institue.
In this project, the researchers will study the reproduction mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 virus in human cells. Specifically, they will analyze the role that the protein-S plays in the binding of the virus with the cell receptor, which will lead to design inhibitors of this reaction.
Finally, they will study the repurposing of existing drugs for this promising target.