Viral infections cause many detrimental diseases throughout the world and are difficult to treat due to their use of the host’s own cells. In addition, viruses have high mutation rates making them difficult to target with medical treatments. Studies done with DABCO-Conjugated molecules have showed promising results in removing viruses from environments. DABCO molecules are unique due to their ability to bind covalently to carbohydrate and protein based surfaces, such as cotton and wood. This provides opportunity to create antiviral surfaces, such as filters and fabrics which can be used to treat viral infections and minimize the possible transfers. It is proposed that a certain DABCO-conjugated molecule, diDABCO-C4, can bind viruses.
Anti-Viral, T4 bacteriophage, DABCO, QUAT
Year of Completion
Dr. Karin Melkonian
Jensen, Mia, "Anti-Viral Abilities of DABCO-Conjugated Molecules" (2019). Undergraduate Honors College Theses 2016-. 64.