Phys .org: Screening study identifies inhibitor of key COVID virus enzyme

Phys .org: Screening study identifies inhibitor of key COVID virus enzyme. “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, scientists across the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory complex turned to the nation’s most powerful supercomputers and other tools to discover molecules that might treat the disease. A study published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling reports the discovery of a molecule with significant potential to disable the virus.”

Like Venom Coursing Through the Body: Researchers Identify Mechanism Driving COVID-19 Mortality (Newswise)

NewsWise: Like Venom Coursing Through the Body: Researchers Identify Mechanism Driving COVID-19 Mortality. “An enzyme with an elusive role in severe inflammation may be a key mechanism driving COVID-19 severity and could provide a new therapeutic target to reduce COVID-19 mortality, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.”

Phys .org: Chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes—Google

Phys .org: Chemists find a new tool for understanding enzymes—Google. “Yale scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it. In a new study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, chemistry professor Victor Batista and his colleagues used the Google algorithm PageRank to identify key amino acids in the regulation of a bacterial enzyme essential for most microorganisms.”