Chitosan: A Promising Protective Component Against SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza Virus

Author(s): Mohammad Reza Rahbar, Hadi Esmaeili Gouvarchin Galeh, Saeed Khalili, Abolfazl Jahangiri*

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 18 , Issue 5 , 2021


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Abstract:

The recent pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 has caught the international community by surprise. There is still no effective vaccine or treatment option against this virus. In this perspective, we discussed the potential protective and therapeutic effects of chitosan, as an FDA-approved biomolecule, against COVID-19 and influenza viruses.

Keywords: Chitosan, COVID-19, immune response, innate Immunity, biotherapeutic, macromolecule.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2021
Published on: 15 July, 2021
Page: [418 - 421]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201110114446
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