COVID-19 damage organs selectively

COVID-19 повреждает органы человека избирательно

The results will allow us to develop drugs that help prevent multiple organ failure and death of patients.

The coronavirus damages only certain human organs, including lungs, liver, kidneys, heart and nervous system. But not the entire body.

To such conclusion scientists of the Spanish University of Zaragoza. The discovery, published in the journal Chaos, will allow you to develop a drug to prevent multiple organ failure and death of patients.

For penetration into the body, COVID-19 interacts with a specific protein called angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). This receptor has many of the body’s cells, however, the pathogen attacks the organs selectively, indicating the existence of a not yet known mechanism of infection of tissues.

Scientists were able to develop a mathematical model, which found 59 proteins, acting as the main activators and affect other organs.

The chain of interactions causing changes in the proteins outside of the lungs that affects the vulnerability of the coronavirus.

Thus, drugs targeting these chains will help prevent multiple organ failure from COVID-19, which leads in many cases to the death of patients. Coronavirus in Ukraine as of 14 Aug

  • 13 Aug became ill in Ukraine a record number of people – 1 thousand 732. Also recorded a record for the number of hospitalized with COVID-19 – 330.
  • Since the beginning of epidemic in Ukraine sick 87 thousand 872 people died – 2 011 thousand, recovered – 46 216 thousand.

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Author: Natalia Decibars.