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New Research: Protein identified as potential Achilles’ heel of coronavirus

(Getty Images) Researchers have now been able to monitor these processes in cell culture. When the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 enters a human cell, it hijacks the cell mechanism. One of its proteins, called PLpro, is produced by the human cell itself after the virus hijacks the cell mechanism. These attract our killer cells, which kill the infected cells. If they blocked PLpro, virus production was inhibited, and the innate immune response of the human cells was also strengthened.

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