Researchers Disable SARS Cloaking System

Researchers have discovered a way to disable a key part of the SARS coronavirus that allows it to hide from the body’s immune system. Led by Professor Andrew Mesecar, a team of researchers at Purdue University have identified a key SARS enzyme that allows host cells to go un-noticed. The enzyme, papain-like protease,┬ástrips a host cell of two proteins, ibiquitin …