Researchers have reported that Ebselen is used in the treatment of many diseases including bipolar disorder and hearing loss.
The study report published in the journal Science Advances states that Mpro, the main protease of the novel korana virus, is the enzyme that plays the main role in its life cycle. According to other researchers, including the US University of Chicago, Mpro provides the virus with the ability to make proteins from genetic material (RNA) and because of this, the viruses increase their numbers in the cells of the infected person. Using expertise in modeling biological molecules, scientists rapidly investigated thousands of possible compounds against the corona. Scientists found that the drug which showed potential against Mpro is Eblselen. It is a chemical compound that has anti viral, anti inflammatory, anti oxidative, bactericidal and cell protective properties.
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Cure many diseasesAccording to researchers, Ebselen is used in the treatment of many diseases including bipolar disorder and hearing loss. This drug has been proved safe for human use in many clinical trials.