Today we published a new paper on our efforts to combat the Zika virus. Lead authors Jean Bernatchez of UCSD and Michael Coste (from the Purse Lab at SDSU) have shown that the activity of Zika inhibitors synthesized by Michael depends on the type of cell infected by the virus. Our work shows that researchers working on potential Zika cures need the pay special attention to use disease-relevant cell types when studying the potency of potential drug leads in cell-based assays.
This project is a collaboration between the Purse Lab (SDSU), the Siqueira-Neto Lab (UCSD), the Sohl Lab (SDSU), The Hecht Group (Southwestern College), and the Zhu Lab (UCSD / The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine).
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