Vitamin D is a New Promising Inhibitor to the Main Protease (Mpro) of COVID-19 by Molecular Docking
et al., Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International,
In Silico study showing vitamin D binding with Mpro of SARS-CoV-2. Among the compounds tested, vitamin D had the highest potential interaction in terms of total H-bond, van der Waal, torsional, and desolvation energy. Authors recommend adding vitamin D to COVID-19 treatment protocols.
Al-Mazaideh et al., 5/26/2021, peer-reviewed, 4 authors.
In Silico studies are an important part of preclinical research, however results may be very different in vivo.