"These results open up a new avenue for the design of broad-spectrum antivirals against rhinoviruses
and enteroviruses, both of which are major human pathogens," Neyts said.
Rhinovirus C is unusual among rhinoviruses
because of its clinical severity, unique biochemistry of receptor attachment, and role in modern human evolution (9).
Sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of human rhinoviruses
Similar to the rhinoviruses
, enterovirus D68 (EV68) is a naked single-stranded RNA virus in the Picornaviridae family.
George Eby investigated every form of zinc before developing a lozenge that is palatable, potent, and provides a form of zinc (acetate) that binds to cellular ICAM-1 to keep out rhinoviruses
According to the CDC, there are hundreds of types of enteroviruses and rhinoviruses
, and both can cause symptoms such as the common cold or severe illnesses.
Washington, June 27 ( ANI ): Scientists have progressed in the search for the first broad-spectrum drugs to combat human rhinoviruses
(HRVs), which cause the most common infectious diseases among humans.
(HRVs) are common agents of human infections .
However, the most common causes of the common cold are viruses -- rhinoviruses
, corona viruses, and the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Massimo Palmirini, director of MRC Centre for Virus Research at Glasgow University, said: "Viruses like rhinoviruses
are very intelligent.
are the most common cause, other viruses causing the common cold include coronaviruses, adenoviruses, RSV, human metapneumovirus, and parainfluenza viruses.