2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG): Hope for us.
Author: Shambaditya Goswami
2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) is a glucose moiety having 2 hydroxyl group replaced by hydrogen that can
inhibit increased glycolytic flux &some other metabolic process of viral replication. The treatment of viral
infection is very challenging due to intricate structure & metabolism of viruses. The 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-
DG) in SARS-COV-2 infection induces glycolysis, impairs mitochondrial function damages infected cells.
Keys Words: 2-deoxy-D-glucose, SARS-COV-2, Covid-19, virus