Would some inhibitors of viral enzymes work against common cold viruses? Are there any studies? What could a treatment look like?
A lot of common cold viruses are rhino viruses which are picorna viruses. All picorna viruses contain two cysteine proteases, designated 3C and 2A according to Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes Volume 2, 2013, Pages 2402-2406 David S.Wishart Would it suffice to inhibit either of them?