The Viral Fragment Theory of Covid-19 Vascular Complications

SARS-CoV-2 replication alone may not explain Covid-19.

Shin Jie Yong
Dec 16, 2020 · 5 min read
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One perplexing feature of Covid-19 is that it targets multiple organ systems despite being one type of virus. One answer to this oddity is that the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, exploits multiple receptors. The recent discovery of neuropilin-1 and CD147 (basigin) receptors —…