Drug targets for rational design against emerging coronaviruses.

  title={Drug targets for rational design against emerging coronaviruses.},
  author={Qi Zhao and Erin Weber and Haitao Yang},
  journal={Infectious disorders drug targets},
  volume={13 2},
The recent, fatal outbreak of the novel coronavirus strain in the Middle East highlights the real threat posed by this unique virus family. Neither pharmaceutical cures nor preventive vaccines are clinically available to fight against coronavirus associated syndromes, not to mention a lack of symptom soothing drugs. Development of treatment options is complicated by the unpredictable, recurring instances of cross-species viral transmission. The vastly distributing virus reservoir and the rapid… CONTINUE READING