Researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Julius Maximilian University of Wurzburg are proposing potential new active substances for treating the dengue virus. Just like Ebola, dengue fever is also caused by a virus for which there is currently no cure and no vaccine and can be fatal.
The interactions of the protease inhibitor (yellow) with the enzyme were analyzed using computer-assisted methods.
Credit: Hongmei Wu
Accepted manuscript posted online 8 December 2014, doi: 10.1128/AAC.03543-14 AAC.03543-14