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Naturally occurring enzyme holds potential as low-cost therapeutic to treat COVID-19 – News-Medical.net

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 29 2020
Researchers from UCLA and China have found that catalase, a naturally occurring enzyme, holds potential as a low-cost therapeutic drug to treat COVID-19 symptoms and suppress the replication of coronavirus inside the body. A study detailing the research was published in Advanced Materials.
Catalase is produced naturally and used by humans, animals and plants. Inside cells, the antioxidant enzyme kick starts the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide, which…

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