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COVID19’s cytokine storm ushers in a local complement storm in the lungs – News-Medical.Net

A new study published in the journal Science Immunology analyzed lung epithelial cells from patients infected with COVID-19 and found the severe acute respiratory…

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A new study published in the journal Science Immunology analyzed lung epithelial cells from patients infected with COVID-19 and found the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) induces the complement system as a dangerous weapon for viral infection.
The complement system is an extension of the innate immune system to recognize pathogens and remove them. Prior research has shown a correlation between severe COVID-19 infection and high levels of complement.
The mechanism of action…

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