TWiV reviews a drug screen for inhibitors of syncytium formation, the fusing of cells caused by SARS-CoV-2, which reveals that the process is regulated by a calcium-activated ion channel and scramblase that is inhibited by the anti-parasite drug Niclosamide.
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- TMEM16 inhibitors block SARS-CoV-2 driven syncytium formation (Nature) 4:13
- Letters read on TWiV 742 52:24
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