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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

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ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
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Perspective Article

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

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

Volume 18, Issue 5, 2021

Published on: 10 November, 2020

Page: [418 - 421] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/1570180817999201110114446

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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