• Obesity changes ACE2 and TMPRSS2 expression in mice: Implications for COVID-19

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers studying young obese mice found that expression of ACE2, a receptor in host cells that binds to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 , is higher in the lungs and trachea of obese mice. The finding could partly explain why obesity is a high-risk factor for COVID-19.
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