ACE2-independent infection of T lymphocytes by SARS-CoV-2

Authors: Xu-Rui Shen, Rong Geng, Qian Li,  Ying Chen, Shu-Fen Li, Qi Wang, Juan Min, Yong Yang, Bei Li, Yong Yang, Bei Li, Ren-Di Jiang, Xi Wang, Xiao-Shuang Zheng, Yan Zhu, Jing-Kun Jia, Xing-Lou Yang, Mei-Qin Liu, Qian-Chun Gong, Yu-Lan Zhang, Zhen-Qiong Guan, Hui-Ling Li, Zhen-Hua Zheng, Zheng-Li Shi, Hui-Lan Zhang, Ke Peng & Peng Zhou  Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy volume 7, Article number: 83 (2022)  Abstract SARS-CoV-2 induced marked lymphopenia in severe patients with COVID-19. However, whether lymphocytes are targets of viral infection is […]

Use of adenovirus type-5 vectored vaccines: a cautionary tale

Authors: The Lancet We are writing to express concern about the use of a recombinant adenovirus type-5 (Ad5) vector for a COVID-19 phase 1 vaccine study,1 and subsequent advanced trials. Over a decade ago, we completed the Step and Phambili phase 2b studies that evaluated an Ad5 vectored HIV-1 vaccine administered in three immunizations for efficacy […]