SARS-CoV-2 is a novel virus of the Coronaviridiae family that represents a major global health issue. Mechanisms implicated in virus/host cells interaction are central for cell infection and replication that in turn lead to disease onset and local damage. To enter airway and lung epithelia, SARS-CoV-2 attaches to ACE2 receptors by spike (S) glycoproteins. Molecular mechanisms that promote interaction between SARS-CoV-2 virus and host with particular focus on virus cell entry receptor ACE2 are described. We further explore the impact of underlying medical conditions and therapies including renin-angiotensin inhibitors on modulating ACE 2, which is the major SARS-CoV-2 cell entry receptor.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2020.105996|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000536125100009|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85083852117|
|Titolo:||Severe respiratory SARS-CoV2 infection: Does ACE2 receptor matter?|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|