An oral SARS-CoV-2 Mpro inhibitor clinical candidate for the treatment of COVID-19

@article{Owen2021AnOS,
  title={An oral SARS-CoV-2 Mpro inhibitor clinical candidate for the treatment of COVID-19},
  author={Dafydd R. Owen and Charlotte Allerton and Annaliesa S. Anderson and Lisa M. Aschenbrenner and Melissa Avery and Simon Berritt and Britton W. Boras and Rhonda D. Cardin and Anthony A. Carlo and Karen J. Coffman and Alyssa L Dantonio and Lima S. N. Di and Heather Eng and Rose Ann Ferre and Ketan S. Gajiwala and Scott A Gibson and Samantha E Greasley and Brett L Hurst and Eugene P. Kadar and Amit S. Kalgutkar and Jack Chang Hung Lee and Jisun Lee and Wei Liu and Stephen W Mason and Stephen E. Noell and Jonathan J Novak and R Scott Obach and Kevin Ogilvie and Nandini C Patel and Martin Pettersson and Devendra Kumar Rai and Matthew R Reese and Matthew F Sammons and Jean G. Sathish and Ravita Singh and Claire M Steppan and Albert E. Stewart and Jamison B. Tuttle and Lawrence W. Updyke and Patrick Robert Verhoest and Liuqing Wei and Qin-bing Yang and Yuao Zhu},
  journal={Science},
  year={2021},
  volume={374},
  pages={1586 - 1593}
}
Description Path to another drug against COVID-19 The rapid development of vaccines has been crucial in battling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, access challenges remain, breakthrough infections occur, and emerging variants present increased risk. Developing antiviral therapeutics is therefore a high priority for the treatment of COVID-19. Some drug candidates in clinical trials act against the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, but there are other viral enzymes that have been… 
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