Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
Inhibition of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus replication in a lethal SARS-CoV BALB/c mouse model by stinging nettle lectin, Urtica dioica agglutinin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3085190/

"It is likely that UDA inhibits attachment and thus limits spread of virus from infected cells to uninfected cells by binding to released virus to prevent attachment to uninfected cells."
 

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
Serum Zinc, Copper, and Other Biometals Are Associated with COVID-19 Severity Markers

"Serum Ca, Fe, Se, Zn correlated positively with SpO2, being inversely associated with fever, lung damage, and C-reactive protein concentrations. Opposite correlations were observed for Cu and Cu/Zn ratio. In regression models, serum Se levels were inversely associated with lung damage independently of other markers of disease severity, anthropometric, biochemical, and hemostatic parameters. Cu/Zn ratio was also considered as a significant predictor of lower SpO2 in adjusted regression models. Taken together, these findings demonstrated that metal metabolism significantly interferes with COVID-19 pathogenesis, although the causal relations as well as precise mechanisms are yet to be characterized."

 
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