Re-purposing current drugs to treat COVID-19

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Grant number: C19-IUC-222

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee
  • Research Category

    Therapeutics research, development and implementation

  • Research Subcategory

    Pre-clinical studies

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

We are developing tests to find out whether existing drugs could quickly be repurposed to treat COVID 19. As part of a collaboration with the Francis Crick institute in London, we are developing tests for drugs that might inhibit two of the enzymes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: one called Nsp15 (an RNase) and another called Nsp14 (a methyltransferase)