Scientists might have found a way to fight the coronavirus at an early stage. A group of researchers in Brazil has discovered that a molecule in the venom of a snake found in the country can be a solution to the problems related to Covid 19.
A study published in the scientific journal Molecules states that the molecule is a peptide or chain of amino acids , produced by the jararacussu pit viper inhibited the virus’s ability to multiply in monkey cells by 75%. peptide already known for its antibacterial qualities can be synthesized in the laboratory .
Rafael Guido, a University of Sao Paulo professor and an author of the study, told Reuters, “We were able to show this component of snake venom was able to inhibit a very important protein from the virus,”.
“We’re wary about people going out to hunt the jararacussu around Brazil, thinking they’re going to save the world That’s not it!” said Giuseppe Puorto. a herpetologist running the Butantan Institute’s biological collection in Sao Paulo, to Reuters. “It’s not the venom itself that will cure the coronavirus.”
The jararacussu species is one of the largest qualities of snakes that are primarily found in Brazil. They can measure up to two metres.
The world is still struggling to come out of the clutches of the deadly virus that is still wreaking havoc in many countries. Even in India, the cases have started going up in recent weeks causing a fear of the third wave.
The jararacussu is one of the largest snakes in brazil. Measuring up to 6 feet long . it lives in coastal atlantic forest and is also found in Bolivia ,Paraguay,and Argentina.