No drug exists to prevent or treat dengue virus, but scientists now report a small molecule called JNJ-A07 that can kill all four types of dengue virus in cells. The compound also is effective at fighting dengue in mice (Nature 2021, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03990-6). Scientists led by Johan Neyts of KU Leuven, Patrick Chaltin of CD3, and Marnix Van Loock of Janssen Pharmaceutica, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, developed the compound.
by Jessica Marshall |
October 17, 2021