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Human Phenotype

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    Scope of Natural Plant Extract to Deactivate COVID-19

    Authors: Md Abdus Shahid; Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury; Mohammod Abul Kashem

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-03-24 Source: ResearchSquare

    The outbreak of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a severe threat for public health and economy throughout the world. The structure of corona virus is composed of RNA based proteins that contains amino (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) groups.  It includes nucleocapsid protein (N-protein), spike protein (S-protein), envelope and hemagglutinin-esterase dimer (HE). These proteins affect adversely on human gastrointestinal system, heart, kidney, liver, and central nervous system leading to several organ damages. This investigation reveals that the extracted components of natural plants, especially hydroxyl (-OH) groups react chemically to deactivate the active components of the virus by esterification   process. As a case study, using one of the natural resources, as for example, licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) which has the components of glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhetic acid, liquiritin and isoliquiritin that can be used to neutralize the activeness of COVID-19 and it can be used as an antiviral drug. The extracted licorice is further processed with PVA solution to form antiviral nano-membrane for potential application as wound dressing materials, musk, gloves and against skin infection MESHD by electrospinning.  The morphology of the membrane is characterized using scanning electron microscope (SEM). The research suggests that the other plants having deactivate components against virus can be applicable to resolve the human health crisis of the globe. 

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MeSH Disease
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