Pakistani Researchers identify critical changes in Coronavirus during local transmissions

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Pakistani Researchers identify critical changes in Coronavirus during local transmissions

Researchers from Quaid-i-Azam University have identified critical changes in coronavirus during its local transmissions in different countries including Pakistan.

Published in a prestigious journal 'Genes and Immunity' by 'Nature', the research found that those specific changes had improved the ability of coronavirus to inhibit the human immune system.

As a result, it spreads very fast to the lower respiratory tract of humans and causes severe respiratory syndrome.

The lead researcher, Dr Amir Ali Abbasi said his scientific work can assist in designing small-molecule inhibitors that perturb specific functions of coronavirus in the suppression of host immunity, which may help to reduce disease burden and assist recovery of patients.