A “Gatekeeper” Protein on Lung Cells Could be Key to Novel COVID-19 Treatments

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A “Gatekeeper” Protein on Lung Cells Could be Key to Novel COVID-19 Treatments

Scientists highlight the role of a cellular protein in COVID-19 infections and explore new therapeutic options.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a protein found on the surface of lung cells, facilitates the entry of the novel coronavirus into host cells. While targeting ACE2 can be a potential treatment against COVID-19, there is still some ambiguity about how ACE2 works. To this end, researchers in UAE dug deeper into ACE2 and its role in COVID-19 infections, in a comprehensive review.

A Gatekeeper Protein on Lung Cells Could be Key to Novel COVID-19 Treatments