Researchers have found that carolacton inhibits MTHFD1, a key gene in the production of purine, a critical element in viral replication in both bats and people. Photo: AFP

Researchers target bat genes in quest for drug to combat Covid-19

  • A team from China, Singapore and the US says an inhibitor molecule called carolacton could have pharmaceutical potential
  • Gene-blocking compound might be able to stop replication of virus, scientists say
Researchers have found that carolacton inhibits MTHFD1, a key gene in the production of purine, a critical element in viral replication in both bats and people. Photo: AFP
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