DOI: 10.3390/v16030423 ISSN: 1999-4915

Evaluation of the Polysaccharide “Immeran” Activity in Syrian hamsters’ Model of SARS-CoV-2

Liubov Viktorovna Generalova, Denis Pavlovich Laryushkin, Irina Anatolievna Leneva, Anna Valerievna Ivanina, Galina Vladimirovna Trunova, Sergei Vladimirovich Dolinnyi, Evgenii Aleksandrovich Generalov
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory disease with a high number of lethal cases in humans, which causes the need to search for new therapeutic agents. Polysaccharides could be one of the prospective types of molecules with a large variety of biological activities, especially antiviral. The aim of this work was to study the specific antiviral activity of the drug “Immeran” on a model of a new coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters. Based on the second experiment, intraperitoneal treatment with the drug according to a treatment regimen in doses of 500 and 1000 μg/kg (administration after an hour, then once a day every other day, a total of 3 administrations) was effective, reliably suppressing the replication of the virus in the lungs and, at a dose of 1000 μg/kg, prevented weight loss in animals. In all cases, the treatment stimulated the formation of virus-neutralizing antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which suggests that the drug possesses adjuvant properties.

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