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Zika virus helicase structure imaged: potential drug target revealed

Researchers from Tianjin University (China) have imaged the structure of the Zika virus helicase, revealing structural targets that could form the basis of novel antiviral drug development.

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May 25, 2016

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Ramaswamy Narayanan over 2 years ago

The ZIKV helicase is a crucial druggable target for the Zika virus disease. Having the 3D structure resolved would go a long way towards discovering small mol wt. drugs. This study should stimulate rational drug discovery efforts by biotech and pharmas.