NUS study could lead to better flu medication

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine team behind the breakthrough study: (from left) Professor Wang De Yun from the Department of Otolaryngology, Associate Professor Vincent Chow from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Assistant Profes
The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine team behind the breakthrough study: (from left) Professor Wang De Yun from the Department of Otolaryngology, Associate Professor Vincent Chow from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Assistant Professor Thai Tran from the Department of Physiology.ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

Study shows that blocking proteins hijacked by the flu virus can stop spread of infection

More effective flu medicines could be in the pipeline, with a recent breakthrough by National University of Singapore scientists in understanding how the flu virus infects people.

The Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine study found that flu viruses can hijack a class of proteins called CD151, which are part of human respiratory cells.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'NUS study could lead to better flu medication'. Print Edition | Subscribe