Finding new approaches for therapeutics against Ebola virus

4 septiembre 2014

New ways to identify drugs that could be used to treat Ebola virus infection are the focus of recent study. Researchers have looked at what proteins inside a cell are critical for the functions of Ebola virus and are hijacked by the virus to help with infection. One of the proteins they have targeted is known as VP24. This protein disrupts signalling in infected human cells and disrupts the body’s immune system and the fight against the virus.