IIT Roorkee Research Team Working On A Drug To Combat Chikungunya
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Shailly Tomar is a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Her work focuses on Antiviral research, Discovery of structure based antivirals against RNA arboviruses (Chikungunya), Molecular and Structural Virology, Structural studies (X-ray and Cryo Electron microscopy (CryoEM) of pathogenic virus/viral proteins, Molecular diagnostics, Molecular diagnosis of infectious viral diseases epidemic in India and Indian subcontinentSystems Virology, and Alphaviruses and Flaviviruses

                       

IIT Roorkee Research Team Working On A Drug To Combat Chikungunya

A research team at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India has discovered the antiviral prospective of piperazine molecule and determined the mechanism to combat the deadly chikungunya, an infectious viral disease, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes infected with the virus. The research, published in Antiviral Research, from Elsevier Publishing, talks about the potential of piperazine as a pharmacotherapeutic agent and how binding of piperazine molecules to the hydrophobic pocket of the capsid protein, present in the Chikungunya virus, offers a...

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