• Heparan sulfate aids COVID-19 virus to penetrate human lung cells

    11 days ago - By News Medical

    A molecule known as ACE2 sits like a doorknob on the outer surfaces of the cells that line the lungs. Since January 2020, researchers have known that SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, primarily uses ACE2 to enter these cells and establish respiratory infections.
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