SARS-CoV-2 Protein Interaction Map Reveals Drug Targets

A global collaboration has created a blueprint of how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks and rewires host cells during the course of infection by mapping the protein-protein interactions (PPIs) between the host cell and virus. Using this blueprint, the researchers identified key drug classes with high potential to fight COVID-19. They also identified one compound, commonly found in over-the-counter cough syrup, that allowed the virus to grow better in the cells.