Thursday, December 07, 2006

Flu Target

We have not talked much about the flu on UsefulChem but this article might be of interest since there is a real target to think about. A next step would be to obtain the pdb file and start to look at docking. From Chemistry World:

Structure of key influenza A protein revealed

06 December 2006

The crystal structure of a molecule important for the replication of the influenza A virus has been solved, report US researchers. Now that scientists know what the protein looks like they can design drugs that block its action and prevent viral spread through the body.

2 Comments:

At 6:32 AM, Blogger Lukman said...

Avian influenza is now acting and it may spread to your area too. In my country (Indonesia) avian influenza (H5N1) is an epidemic. How to explain such this kind of flu?

Lukman
Inside Chemical Plant

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Jean-Claude Bradley said...

Certainly it looks like the flu is a real threat in the short term. That's why I think it might be worth starting to think about some of the relevant chemical problems.

 

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