With the studies of scientists from the University of Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz in Germany, the effectiveness of drugs used to combat the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) of the MOGON II supercomputer was analyzed.
In the press release, Mainz Johannes Gutenberg University found that MOGON II, which made more than 30 billion calculations during the 2-month study, found that the active ingredients in the four drugs used in the treatment of Hepatitis C showed good resistance to Covid-19 and can prevent infection. These drugs were expressed as simeprevir, paritaprevir, grazoprevir and velpatasvir.
According to the analysis of the supercomputer, Lonicera japonica, which is used in the treatment of upper respiratory infections, has also revealed that it may be effective against coronavirus. Supercomputer examined 42 thousand different items in total during the research.
Professor of the group that conducted the research. Dr. “This computer modeling technique is known as molecular docking and has been used in science for many years,” said Thomas Efferth.