The presence of receptors for SARS-CoV-2 on a wide variety of human cells supports the idea that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease but an illness across multiple organs.

Human cell types within corresponding organs that express the genes for both ACE2 and CTSL (green dot) or both ACE2 and TMPRSS2 (orange dot). by Chris Baraniuk When the SARS-CoV-2 virus enters the human body, it breaks into cells with the help of two proteins that it finds there, ACE2 and TMPRSS2. While there hasContinue reading “The presence of receptors for SARS-CoV-2 on a wide variety of human cells supports the idea that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease but an illness across multiple organs.”