Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Antivirals Block Progression of Flu Virus

Dr. Martin Richter (pharmacology), investigator with the Centre de recherche clinique Etienne-Le Bel (CRCELB) at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) and professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Universite de Sherbrooke (UdeS), and his collaborators have identified a new function of the enzyme matriptase, present in the human respiratory system, that can activate a viral protein involved in infections caused by the H1N1 influenza (or flu) virus.


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