Brazilian viper venom may become tool in fight against COVID, study shows

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the jararacussu pit viper inhibited the virus's ability to multiply in monkey cells by 75%.

The molecule is a peptide, or chain of amino acids, that can connect to an enzyme of the coronavirus called PLPro, which is vital to reproduction of the virus, without hurting other cells.

Already known for its antibacterial qualities, the peptide can be synthesized in the laboratory, Guido said in an interview, making the capture or raising of the snakes unnecessary.
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