Study: Antihistamines Might Hinder Coronavirus

Study: Antihistamines Might Hinder Coronavirus

Study: Antihistamines Might Hinder Coronavirus

Antihistamine drugs, such as Benadryl, Allegra, and Claritin, might stave off the coronavirus, according to a recent study published by the American Society of Microbiology Journals.

The study uncovered that a histamine receptor known as HRH1 can serve as an alternative entry point for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, directly interacting with its spike protein. This interaction not only facilitates viral entry but also enhances it in conjunction with the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (hACE2), another receptor crucial for the virus.

By blocking HRH1, antihistamine drugs disrupt this interaction, effectively preventing viral entry. Laboratory tests showed that these drugs inhibited infection from various SARS-CoV-2 variants with a notable effectiveness.

Read more at Newsmax© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Blogs

Paint It Forward! (with McLain’s Painting Service)

Paint It Forward! (with McLain’s Painting Service)

NewsTalk 98.7 is teaming up with McLain’s Painting Service to help “Paint It Forward” this spring. Nominate your favorite Non-profit organization to get a fresh coat of paint up to $10,000 provided by Sherwin Williams!

Free NewsTalk 98.7 App

Free NewsTalk 98.7 App

Take WOKI with you wherever you go with the free NewsTalk 98.7 App, available on the App Store and Google Play!

Listen Live

Listen Live

We’re making it even easier for you to stay connected to NewsTalk 98.7 wherever you go! Besides tuning in on your radio, you can also stream 98.7 through your computer, smartphone, tablet, and your smart speaker.

There is no custom code to display.

Headlines