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The mechanisms of action of ivermectin against SARS-CoV-2—an extensive review

Zaidi et al., The Journal of Antibiotics, doi:10.1038/s41429-021-00491-6
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Extensive review of 20 mechanisms of action of ivermectin for SARS-CoV-2.
Zaidi et al., 21 Dec 2021, peer-reviewed, 2 authors.
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The mechanisms of action of ivermectin against SARS-CoV-2—an extensive review
Asiya Kamber Zaidi, Puya Dehgani-Mobaraki
The Journal of Antibiotics, doi:10.1038/s41429-021-00491-6
Considering the urgency of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, detection of new mutant strains and potential re-emergence of novel coronaviruses, repurposing of drugs such as ivermectin could be worthy of attention. This review article aims to discuss the probable mechanisms of action of ivermectin against SARS-CoV-2 by summarizing the available literature over the years. A schematic of the key cellular and biomolecular interactions between ivermectin, host cell, and SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 pathogenesis and prevention of complications has been proposed.
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