Scientists have found a vulnerable spot for the coronavirus

Scientists have identified more than 300 proteins produced by the infected cell that interact with the above viruses. At the same time, the number of viral particles in the human body is affected by less — about 20.
Among them is the Tom70 receptor protein, which is involved in the movement of protein molecules from the cytosol to the mitochondria and the activation of mitochondrial signaling proteins. Thus, Tom70 helps coronaviruses, but when interacting with the coronavirus Orf9b gene, this enzyme can be used as a drug target for broad-spectrum antiviral drugs, the researchers note.

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