Editorial Perspectives: will SARS-CoV-2 reset public health requirements in the water industry? Integrating lessons of the past and emerging research
Brian Pecson and Daniel Gerrity present an Editorial Perspective which focuses on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the water industry.
Editorial Perspectives: 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2): what is its fate in urban water cycle and how can the water research community respond?
Vincenzo Naddeo and Haizhou Liu present an ‘Editorial Perspective’ on coronavirus in wastewater and discuss the water research needs to combat viral outbreaks.
Nano- and biosensors for the detection of SARS-CoV-2: challenges and opportunities
Recent advances in the design of nano- and biosensors, as well as important challenges and opportunities related to the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 diagnosis, are discussed.
The envisioned strategy for early intervention of virus suspected patients through non-invasive piezo- and pyro-electric based wearable sensors
Soft matter science and the COVID-19 pandemic
Much of the science underpinning the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic lies in the soft matter domain.
Carbon-based antiviral nanomaterials: graphene, C-dots, and fullerenes. A perspective
The appearance of new and lethal viruses and their potential threat urgently requires innovative antiviral systems.
Ultraviolet-C and other methods of decontamination of filtering facepiece N-95 respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation is one method for decontamination of N-95 filtering facepiece respirators to facilitate reuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other techniques include hydrogen peroxide vaporization, microwave-generated steaming, and dry heating.
Trends and targets in antiviral phototherapy
With its principles discovered more than a hundred years ago the photodynamic inactivation of viruses is now routinely employed in the decontamination of blood products but also investigated for HPV treatment and water disinfection and food safety.
Growth of Legionella during COVID-19 lockdown stagnation
While “avoiding stagnation” has been the mantra of building water experts, support for how this terminology is used is not overly convincing. Carefully nuanced COVID stagnation studies can improve water quality research and communication strategies.
A new point-of-care test for the diagnosis of infectious diseases based on multiplex lateral flow immunoassays
Multiplex lateral flow immunoassays for outstanding POCT of infectious diseases.
Novel biosensing methodologies for ultrasensitive detection of viruses
Biosensors function as rapid, sensitive and specific diagnostic tools for various viral infectious diseases.
Anti-tumor, -viral, and -bacterial activities of polyoxometalates for realizing an inorganic drug
Recent developments in the biological activities of polyoxometalates (metal-oxide cluster anions) are discussed from the chemotherapeutic point of view for a novel inorganic drug.
ACE2 as a potential therapeutic target for pandemic COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 virus invades the host through angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors by decreasing the ACE2 expression of the host.
Diagnostic technologies for COVID-19: a review
Summary of the latest research progress on detection methods of SARS-CoV-2, providing a reference to develop rapid and accurate diagnostic strategies for COVID-19.
Targeting severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (SARS-CoV-1) with structurally diverse inhibitors: a comprehensive review
Since the coronaviruses that cause COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-1 share 80% structural similarity, we present a comprehensive review of the diverse molecular inhibitors of SARS-CoV-1. This will help to accelerate drug discovery for deadly coronavirus diseases.
An overview of key potential therapeutic strategies for combat in the COVID-19 battle
A schematic representation of different methods to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Potential repurposed SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection drugs
The global outbreak of COVID-19 viral infection is associated with the absence of specific drug(s) for fighting this viral infection.
Nature as a treasure trove of potential anti-SARS-CoV drug leads: a structural/mechanistic rationale
Potential drug candidates derived from natural sources are posed for the development of anti-SARS CoV-2 therapeutics.
In search for effective and definitive treatment of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections
Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a nuclear replicating enveloped virus.
Antiviral drug discovery: broad-spectrum drugs from nature
Exploiting the power of nature to fight viral infections. This review describes the concept of direct- and host-acting natural products with broad-spectrum antiviral activities and provides promising examples derived from plants, fungi, bacteria and marine organisms.
Influenza neuraminidase: A druggable target for natural products
This review covers the increasing research efforts of the past decade, focusing on the structure, function and druggability of influenza NA, and its inhibition by natural products. Latest developments in theoretical and experimental research on NA for lead discovery strategies from nature are presented.
Emerging investigators series: the source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle
This review provides a comprehensive look at whether a pandemic enveloped virus would pose challenges for the wastewater and drinking water industries.
The role of biosensors in the detection of emerging infectious diseases
An ideal approach to real-time disease detection and surveillance.
High-throughput wastewater analysis for substance use assessment in central New York during the COVID-19 pandemic
Wastewater analysis provides insights into population lifestyle and health status during the coronavirus pandemic.
Paper spray mass spectrometry utilizing Teslin® substrate for rapid detection of lipid metabolite changes during COVID-19 infection
Development of an identification methodology with PS-MS as a sensitive and rapid technique to obtain vastly different chemical changes in COVID-19 infection.
Quantitative determination of mechanical stability in the novel coronavirus spike protein
Unveiling the nanomechanical stability of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein
Interaction of hydroxychloroquine with SARS-CoV2 functional proteins using all-atoms non-equilibrium alchemical simulations
Using a combination of enhanced sampling molecular dynamics techniques and non-equilibrium alchemical transformations, we have shown that hydroxychloroquine may act as a mild inhibitor of important functional proteins for SARS-CoV2 replication.
MPLEx: a method for simultaneous pathogen inactivation and extraction of samples for multi-omics profiling
The continued emergence and spread of infectious agents is of great concern, and systems biology approaches to infectious disease research can advance our understanding of host–pathogen relationships and facilitate the development of new therapies and vaccines.
Multicolored silver nanoparticles for multiplexed disease diagnostics: distinguishing dengue, yellow fever, and Ebola viruses
Multicolor silver nanoparticles enable multiplexed detection of dengue, yellow fever, and Ebola virus proteins in a single lateral flow strip.
Inhibition of SARS coronavirus helicase by bismuth complexes
The SARS-CoV NTPase/helicase being able to unwind both RNA and DNA duplexes, is an attractive target for anti-viral drug design. A series of bismuth complexes were synthesized and characterized, and exhibit the inhibition against the SARS helicase ATPase and duplex-unwinding activities at micromolar concentrations.
A serological aptamer-assisted proximity ligation assay for COVID-19 diagnosis and seeking neutralizing aptamers
A versatile aptamer-assisted proximity ligation system improves diagnosis of COVID-19, and allows the evaluation of potential neutralizing aptamers.
Unveiling the molecular mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 main protease inhibition from 137 crystal structures using algebraic topology and deep learning
By integrating algebraic topology and deep learning, we provide a reliable ranking of binding affinities, binding site analysis, and fragment decomposition for 137 SARS-CoV-2 main protease inhibitors.
Revealing the molecular mechanisms of proteolysis of SARS-CoV-2 Mpro by QM/MM computational methods
The molecular mechanism of the proteolysis reaction catalyzed by SARS-CoV-2 Mpro, one of the enzymes essential for the replication process of the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, is described using computational QM/MM methods.
Multi-targeting of functional cysteines in multiple conserved SARS-CoV-2 domains by clinically safe Zn-ejectors
By combining evolutionary and physico-chemical principles, previously unknown druggable Zn-sites in multiple conserved SARS-CoV-2 domains have been identified.
Computer-generated “synthetic contingency” plans at times of logistics and supply problems: scenarios for hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir
A computer program for retrosynthetic planning helps develop multiple “synthetic contingency” plans for hydroxychloroquine and also routes leading to remdesivir, both promising but yet unproven medications against COVID-19.
Engineered unnatural ubiquitin for optimal detection of deubiquitinating enzymes
Herein we present a workflow for design and synthesis of novel selective Ub-based tools for DUBs. Selectivity is achieved by incorporation of unnatural amino acids into the Ub C-terminal epitope.
Detection of the SARS-CoV-2 humanized antibody with paper-based ELISA
This work reports the development of a rapid, simple and inexpensive colorimetric paper-based assay for the detection of the severe acute respiratory symptom coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) humanized antibody.
A digital protein microarray for COVID-19 cytokine storm monitoring
A digital microfluidic immunoassay platform enables rapid multiplex quantification of proinflammatory cytokines in serum for critically ill COVID-19 patients.
Accelerating the repurposing of FDA-approved drugs against coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19)
New computational protocol applied to a repurposing campaign against SARS-CoV-2.
A point-of-care selenium nanoparticle-based test for the combined detection of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG in human serum and blood
COVID-19 is a widespread and highly contagious disease in the human population.
Assessing potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease from available drugs using free energy perturbation simulations
Free Energy Pertubation (FEP) can be used to accurately predict the binding affinity of a ligand to the main protease (Mpro) of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Colorimetric reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) as a visual diagnostic platform for the detection of the emerging coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
RT-LAMP to detect SARS-CoV-2: in a positive sample, RT-LAMP leads to a color change from pink to yellow.
The inactivation mechanism of chemical disinfection against SARS-CoV-2: from MD and DFT perspectives
Exploring effective disinfection methods and understanding their mechanisms on the new coronavirus is becoming more active due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Antiviral agents against COVID-19: structure-based design of specific peptidomimetic inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease
Structure-based design of SARS-CoV-2 main protease inhibitors identified hydantoin, benzothiazine and cresol moieties as promising residues of new peptidomimetic inhibitors.
Pharmacophore-based approaches in the rational repurposing technique for FDA approved drugs targeting SARS-CoV-2 Mpro
Novel coronavirus (CoV) is the primary etiological virus responsible for the pandemic that started in Wuhan in 2019–2020.
Amino acid interacting network in the receptor-binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein
Gly504 interacting with two nearest neighbor and one non-local amino acids.
Greener liquid-phase synthesis and the ACE inhibitory structure–activity relationship of an anti-SARS octapeptide
Tri(4′-diphenylphosphonyloxylbenzoyl phenyl)phosphate (TDPBP) derivatives were developed as greener supports to aid high-efficiency liquid-phase peptide synthesis without the need for unrecyclable resin and tedious chromatographic separation.
Anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and COVID-19 protease inhibitory activities of phytochemicals from the Jordanian hawksbeard: identification, structure–activity relationships, molecular modeling and impact on its folk medicinal uses
On Wednesday 11th March, 2020, the world health organization (WHO) announced novel coronavirus (COVID-19, also called SARS-CoV-2) as a pandemic.
The biomaterial polyphosphate blocks stoichiometric binding of the SARS-CoV-2 S-protein to the cellular ACE2 receptor
The polymer polyphosphate, abundant in blood platelets, blocks the binding of the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the SARS- spike (S)-protein to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) at low concentrations.
Ilimaquinone (marine sponge metabolite) as a novel inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2 key target proteins in comparison with suggested COVID-19 drugs: designing, docking and molecular dynamics simulation study
Inhibitory potential of ilimaquinone (marine sponge metabolite) against nine essential SARS-CoV-2 target proteins, employing a molecular interaction and dynamics simulation approach.
Design and optimization of a subunit vaccine targeting COVID-19 molecular shreds using an immunoinformatics framework
COVID-19 has been declared as a global health emergency and exposed the world to a deadly virus, which has dramatically changed the lives of humans for an unknown period of time.
Several coumarin derivatives and their Pd(II) complexes as potential inhibitors of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2, an in silico approach
Coumarin derivatives and their Pd(II)-complexes have shown a higher binding potential towards SARS-CoV-2 Mpro than chloroquine/cinanserin along with lower toxicity.
Carotane sesquiterpenes from Ferula vesceritensis: in silico analysis as SARS-CoV-2 binding inhibitors
Sesquiterpenes, 8α-anisate-dauc-4-ene-3,9-dione (webiol anisate) (1) and 10α-acetoxy-6α-benzoate-jaeschkeanadiol (2) as well as several analogues (3–12) were root extracted from Ferula vesceritensis.
Quinazoline-Schiff base conjugates: in silico study and ADMET predictions as multi-target inhibitors of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) proteins
Design of 2-phenylquinazolin-4(3H)one-trihydroxyphenyl Schiff base conjugates as COVID-19 therapy.
Automated multiplex nucleic acid tests for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and B infection with direct reverse-transcription quantitative PCR (dirRT-qPCR) assay in a centrifugal microfluidic platform
Development of a microfluidic disc-direct reverse-transcription quantitative PCR platform to perform automated multiplex nucleic acid tests for rapid multiplex detection of disease infection.
A modular microarray imaging system for highly specific COVID-19 antibody testing
The TinyArray imager, a robust inexpensive portable imaging device, can detect antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 based on coronavirus antigen microarrays.
Development of a tablet PC-based portable device for colorimetric determination of assays including COVID-19 and other pathogenic microorganisms
There has been a strong and urgent demand to diagnose community transmission-driven coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after it crossed borders. Tablet PC-based portable device for colorimetric determination and 3D printed sample holders.
Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 main protease by phenolic compounds from Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dubard assisted by metabolite profiling and in silico virtual screening
SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during the outbreak in Wuhan, China in 2019.
Rapid prediction of possible inhibitors for SARS-CoV-2 main protease using docking and FPL simulations
A combination of Autodock Vina and FPL calculations suggested that periandrin V, penimocycline, cis-p-Coumaroylcorosolic acid, glycyrrhizin, and uralsaponin B are able to bind well to SARS-CoV-2 Mpro.
Curcumin to inhibit binding of spike glycoprotein to ACE2 receptors: computational modelling, simulations, and ADMET studies to explore curcuminoids against novel SARS-CoV-2 targets
The significant role of curcumin against SARS-CoV-2 drug targets to thwart virus replication and binding into the host system using the computational biology paradigm approach.
A density functional theory study on silver and bis-silver complexes with lighter tetrylene: are silver and bis-silver carbenes candidates for SARS-CoV-2 inhibition? Insight from molecular docking simulation
Simultaneous inhibition of silver–carbene complexes to ACE2 and PDB6LU7 is conducive for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection: a virtual prediction.
An in silico perception for newly isolated flavonoids from peach fruit as privileged avenue for a countermeasure outbreak of COVID-19
3′-Hydroxy-4′-methoxy-chroman-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside 4, together with three known compounds, ferulic acid heptyl ester 1, naringenin 2, and 4,2′,4′-trihydroxy-6′-methoxychalcone-4′-O-β-D-glucopyranoside 3, was isolated from peach fruits.
Understanding the role of galectin inhibitors as potential candidates for SARS-CoV-2 spike protein: in silico studies
Galectin 3 have the potential to inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. We validated the studies by docking, MD and MM/GBSA calculations.
Real-world evaluation of a novel technology for quantitative simultaneous antibody detection against multiple SARS-CoV-2 antigens in a cohort of patients presenting with COVID-19 syndrome
An evaluation of a rapid portable gold-nanotechnology measuring SARS-CoV-2 IgM, IgA and IgG antibody response to spike 1 (S1), spike 2 (S) and nucleocapsid (N) antigens using serum from 74 RNA(+) patients and RNA(+) 47 control patients.
Characterization of a commercially-available, low-pressure UV lamp as a disinfection system for decontamination of common nosocomial pathogens on N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) material
A commercially-available UV disinfection system used for hospital room disinfection was characterized and used for N95 filtering facepiece respirator (FFR) material disinfection.
Development of a lateral flow immunoassay strip for rapid detection of IgG antibody against SARS-CoV-2 virus
Rapid and simple LFIA strips based on Au NPs provide a preliminary test result for physicians to make the correct diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infections along with alternative testing methods.
A facile assay for rapid detection of COVID-19 antibodies
The preparation principle and the result interpretation of COVID-19 antibody rapid detection strip.
Potential role of medicinal plants and their constituents in the mitigation of SARS-CoV-2: identifying related therapeutic targets using network pharmacology and molecular docking analyses
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 in December 2019, there has been no vaccine or specific antiviral medication for treatment of the infection where supportive care and prevention of complications is the current management strategy.
Remdesivir-bound and ligand-free simulations reveal the probable mechanism of inhibiting the RNA dependent RNA polymerase of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Conformational changes in the remdesivir-bound RdRP leading to its inhibition.
Consensus virtual screening of dark chemical matter and food chemicals uncover potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 main protease
As part of a global effort to identify drug candidates for the treatment of COVID-19, herein, we report small molecules commercially available selected from a consensus virtual screening strategy.
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All Royal Society of Chemistry articles on coronavirus research can be found here and are freely available until 1st January 2021.