Gastrointestinal ACE2, COVID-19 and IBD: Opportunity in the Face of Tragedy?

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Authors Mayur Garg, Britt Christensen, John S. Lubel
Journal/Conference Name Archaea
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Paper Abstract We read with interest the articles by Xiao et al 1 and Du et al 2 regarding severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS Co-V 2) shedding in feces, staining of viral nucleocapsid protein in the cytoplasm of gastrointestinal epithelial cells, and the characterization of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors across tissues in the human body. The relationship between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), intestinal ACE2 expression, and gastrointestinal symptoms is worth exploring further, and may offer unique clues to the pathogenesis of intestinal inflammation.
Date of publication 2020
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