Short chain fatty acids: An 'ace in the hole' against SARS-CoV-2 infection

(University of Fukui) SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, is highly transmissible, with nasal passages being the target of original infection. The nasal passage also shows the highest expression of ACE2, a protein that has been widely linked with increased susceptibility to COVID-19. Now, scientists from Japan have found that nasal inflammation can influence susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2. They also identified the use of short chain fatty acids as a potential COVID-19 management strategy.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news