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Viruses ; 12(10)2020 10 16.
Article Dans Anglais | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1389518


To address the expression pattern of the SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 and the viral priming protease TMPRSS2 in the respiratory tract, this study investigated RNA sequencing transcriptome profiling of samples of airway and oral mucosa. As shown, ACE2 has medium levels of expression in both small airway epithelium and masticatory mucosa, and high levels of expression in nasal epithelium. The expression of ACE2 is low in mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells and cannot be detected in alveolar macrophages. TMPRSS2 is highly expressed in small airway epithelium and nasal epithelium and has lower expression in masticatory mucosa. Our results provide the molecular basis that the nasal mucosa is the most susceptible locus in the respiratory tract for SARS-CoV-2 infection and consequently for subsequent droplet transmission and should be the focus for protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Betacoronavirus/physiologie , Infections à coronavirus/génétique , Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A/biosynthèse , Pneumopathie virale/génétique , Serine endopeptidases/biosynthèse , Pénétration virale , Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 , COVID-19 , Infections à coronavirus/métabolisme , Infections à coronavirus/virologie , Épithélium/métabolisme , Épithélium/virologie , Expression des gènes , Analyse de profil d'expression de gènes , Humains , Muqueuse nasale/métabolisme , Muqueuse nasale/virologie , Pandémies , Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A/génétique , Pneumopathie virale/métabolisme , Pneumopathie virale/virologie , Appareil respiratoire/métabolisme , Appareil respiratoire/virologie , SARS-CoV-2 , Serine endopeptidases/génétique
FEBS Lett ; 595(13): 1819-1824, 2021 07.
Article Dans Anglais | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1220171


We previously observed enhanced immunoglobulin A (IgA) responses in severe COVID-19, which might confer damaging effects. Given the important role of IgA in immune and inflammatory responses, the aim of this study was to investigate the dynamic response of the IgA isotype switch factor TGF-ß1 in COVID-19 patients. We observed, in a total of 153 COVID-19 patients, that the serum levels of TGF-ß1 were increased significantly at the early and middle stages of COVID-19, and correlated with the levels of SARS-CoV-2-specific IgA, as well as with the APACHE II score in patients with severe disease. In view of the genetic association of the TGF-ß1 activator THBS3 with severe COVID-19 identified by the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative, this study suggests TGF-ß1 may play a key role in COVID-19.

COVID-19/immunologie , Immunoglobuline A/sang , SARS-CoV-2/immunologie , Thrombospondines/génétique , Facteur de croissance transformant bêta-1/sang , Indice APACHE , Adulte , Sujet âgé , Anticorps antiviraux/sang , COVID-19/sang , COVID-19/génétique , Femelle , Humains , Immunoglobuline A/métabolisme , Mâle , Adulte d'âge moyen , Polymorphisme de nucléotide simple
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