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Why is the neuraminidase used as a target for drugs against influenza virus instead of haemagglutinin? Is there some basic reason that this will make a more effective drug?

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    $\begingroup$ Can you add any research you've already done on this? $\endgroup$ – L.B. Feb 15 at 14:46
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It's not that people didn't want to use hemagglutinin as a target for antivirals, it's that they haven't been able to get the antivirals through the approval process yet. There are a number of experimental inhibitors (see for example Progress of small molecular inhibitors in the development of anti-influenza virus agents) but the approval and licensing process is slow and difficult.

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