The devastating 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa demonstrated the lack of therapeutic approaches available for the virus. Although monoclonal antibodies (mAb) and other molecules have been developed that bind the virus, no therapeutic has shown the efficacy needed for FDA approval. Here, a library of 50 peptide based ligands that bind the glycoprotein of the Zaire Ebola virus (GP) were developed. Using whole virus screening of vesicular stomatitis virus pseudotyped with GP, low affinity peptides were identified for ligand construction.
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