What is the status of the antiviral drug plitidepsin in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2020
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Plitidepsin (Aplidin; PharmaMar) is a member of the compound class known as didemnins. In vitro studies from Spain report plitidepsin potentially targets EF1A, which is key to multiplication and spread of the virus. [31]


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