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Marine Red Alga Porphyridium sp. as a Source of Sulfated Polysaccharides (SPs) for Combating Against COVID-19

Version 1 : Received: 9 April 2020 / Approved: 10 April 2020 / Online: 10 April 2020 (07:49:11 CEST)

How to cite: Nagle, V.; Gaikwad, M.; Pawar, Y.; Dasgupta, S. Marine Red Alga Porphyridium sp. as a Source of Sulfated Polysaccharides (SPs) for Combating Against COVID-19. Preprints 2020, 2020040168 Nagle, V.; Gaikwad, M.; Pawar, Y.; Dasgupta, S. Marine Red Alga Porphyridium sp. as a Source of Sulfated Polysaccharides (SPs) for Combating Against COVID-19. Preprints 2020, 2020040168

Abstract

COVID 19, a pandemic spread without any solid anti-viral antidote. Researchers worldwide are currently giving their best to make antidote for this virus with all available literatures and knowledge. Research carried out indicates sulfated polysaccharides (carrageenan) are selective inhibitors of several enveloped and non-enveloped viruses and act predominantly by inhibiting the binding or internalization of virus into the host cells. Polysaccharides produced from Porphyridium sp. are sulfated polysaccharides which are promising antiviral agents against respiratory viruses from the family of coronavirus. These biocompatible compounds can be used as a coating material on the sanitary items for COVID-19 prevention.

Subject Areas

Anti-viral; Carrageenan; Coronavirus; COVID-19; Porphyridium; sulfated polysaccharides (SPs)

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