Post-doctoral researcher Pedro Valiente and Professor Phillip Kim created D-peptides that neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus and stop infection of cultured human cells (photos supplied)

U of T researchers create mirror-image peptides that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2

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Researchers at the University of Toronto have created chemical compounds that can neutralize SARS-CoV-2 and several of its variants.

In a recent paper published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, the researchers report the creation of D-peptides that neutralize the virus and stop infection of cultured human cells. 

Known as mirror-image peptides, the compounds have chemical properties that make them suitable for the development of low-cost antiviral therapeutics….

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-researchers-create-mirror-image-peptides-can-neutralize-sars-cov-2

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