Antiviral mechanisms of candidate chemical medicines and traditional Chinese medicines for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Antiviral mechanisms of candidate chemical medicines and traditional Chinese medicines for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Publication date: Jun 24, 2020

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rapidly become a global pandemic. Up to now, numerous medicines have been applied or approved for the prevention and control of the virus infection. However, the efficiency of each medicine or combination is completely different or still unknown. In this review, we discuss the types, characteristics, antiviral mechanisms, and shortcomings of recommended candidate medicines for SARS-CoV-2 infection, as well as perspectives of the drugs for the disease treatment, which may provide a theoretical basis for drug screening and application.

Concepts Keywords
Antiviral Coronavirus
Coronavirus In Saudi Arabia
Infection Animal virology
Pandemic Zoonoses
SARS Coronaviridae
Traditional Chinese Medicines Nidovirales
Virus Viruses
SARS
Infection
Betacoronavirus
Drug screening

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH infection
disease MESH virus infection

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