New research details what cells are more susceptible to the coronavirus

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A new research study details what cells are more susceptible to the coronavirus.

According to research published in the journals Nature and Cell, specialists from around the world have identified cells in the lungs, nasal passages and intestine that are most susceptible to SARS-CoV-2.

Findings of the research show that secretory cells, which produce mucus in the nasal passages, have the RNAs for both proteins that COVID-19 searches for to attack a cell.

Results also suggest that the coronavirus could have mutated to exploit interferon, which are proteins released by cells to fight off viruses and infections.

Researchers also found that cells in the intestine that are in charge of partial nutrient absorption called enterocytes also express the RNAs for two proteins, which makes them vulnerable to the coronavirus.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Organs where the most vulnerable cells are located
2. Cells in the nasal passage and lungs being attacked by the coronavirus
3. Coronavirus proteins
4. Cells in the intestines being attacked by the coronavirus


VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to research published in the journals Nature and Cell, specialists from around the world have identified cells in the lungs, nasal passages and intestine that are most susceptible to SARS-CoV-2."

"Findings of the research show that secretory cells, which produce mucus in the nasal passages, have the RNAs for both proteins that COVID-19 searches for to attack a cell."

"Results also suggest that the coronavirus could have mutated to exploit interferon, which are proteins released by cells to fight off viruses and infections."

"Researchers also found that cells in the intestine that are in charge of partial nutrient absorption called enterocytes also express the RNAs for two proteins, which makes them vulnerable to the coronavirus."

SOURCES:
Nature, Cell.com
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0868-6
https://www.cell.com/pb-assets/products/coronavirus/CELL_CELL-D-20-00767.pdf