Specialists have found that COVID-19 modifies human cells. They used one of the varieties of mePROD mass spectrometry to determine how fast and how much protein is synthesized in colon cells.
To slow the spread of the virus, scientists used translation inhibitors that inhibit the process of protein synthesis, which involves messenger RNA, transport RNA, and ribosomes.
Among the substances that stop the reproduction of the virus in cell culture was 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), as well as ribavirin.
In total, according to the World Health Organization, SARS-CoV-2 infected 4.2 million people, more than 287 thousand of them died.
In Russia, the number of people infected with coronavirus exceeded 252 thousand people, 53 thousand patients recovered, 2,305 people died.