DrugBank ID: db04786
DrugCentral: suramin
Synonymous :suramin | suramine

Drug Sentece Context

Table 1. Analysis of context sentence of suramin gene in 5 abstracts.

pmid sentence
32513797 Here we demonstrate that the antiparasitic drug suramin inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication, protecting Vero E6 cells with an EC50 of ∼20 μM, which is well below the maximum attainable level in human serum. […] Suramin also decreased the viral load by 2-3 logs when Vero E6 cells or cells of a human lung epithelial cell line (Calu-3) were treated. […] Time of addition and plaque reduction assays performed on Vero E6 cells showed that suramin acts on early steps of the replication cycle, possibly preventing binding or entry of the virus. […] In a primary human airway epithelial cell culture model, suramin also inhibited the progression of infection. […] The results of our preclinical study warrant further investigation and suggest it is worth evaluating whether suramin provides any benefit for COVID-19 patients, which obviously requires safety studies and well-designed, properly controlled randomized clinical trials.