Immunoprotein impairs SARS-Cov-2

Immunoprotein impairs SARS-Cov-2
A protein produced by the human immune system can strongly inhibit corona viruses, including SARS-Cov-2, the pathogen causing COVID-19. An international team from Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. successfully showed that the LY6E-Protein prevents coronaviruses from causing an infection. "This finding might lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches against coronaviruses," says Professor Stephanie Pfänder from the Department for Molecular and Medical Virology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), lead author of the study published by the team in the journal Nature Microbiology on 23 July 2020.