In the frog mucus found a cure for the flu
Indian scientists have found that frog Hydrophylax bahuvistara secrete substances capable of destroying many strains of the flu. This was reported on the website EurekAlert!.
The researchers analyzed various protein molecules contained in the slime of amphibians that live in the southern part of India. They found that of the 32 four peptides had antiviral properties. However, the test for harmlessness was only one of them — orumen. He was harmless to human blood cells, but is having a devastating effect on the influenza virus.
According to joshy Jacob (Joshy Jacob), one of the authors of the study to detect a potential medication needed to perform up to one million different compounds. The scientist was surprised by the fact that four substances-candidates were detected in the body of the same species.
UraMin blocks hemaglutinin (N1), which is on the surface of viral particles. H1 allows latest to join the cell host and penetrate it.