Antiviral; Autophagy modulator; Anti-inflammatory natural product. Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in cells. Ohashi et al. bioRxiv, Apr 15 2020, https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.14.039925; Rogosnitzky et al. Preprints, May 13 2020, https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/5e9gk.
- Applications:Approved drug (Japan) that could be repurposed
Biochemicals & reagents
Cepharanthine is a plant based natural product and has long been used in Japan for inflammatory, neoplastic, and infectious conditions (1,2).