Long COVID: Is there a kidney link?

Raymond E. Garrett, Carlos H. Palacio, David Bar-Or: HYPOTHESIS AND THEORY article, Front. Med., 03 April 2023, Sec. Nephrology, Volume 10 – 2023 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2023.1138644 Metabolic causes such as altered bioenergetics and amino acid metabolism may play a major role in Long COVID. Renal-metabolic regulation is an integral part of these pathways but has not been […]

Study identifies potential cause of long COVID muscle weakness

by University of Malta, Medical Express, Aug 2023 University of Malta researchers have discovered a potential cause of the persistent and often debilitating symptoms experienced by long COVID-19 patients. The new study published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)—Molecular Basis of Disease has implications on the development of medications to treat individuals that have not completely recovered from […]

Dysgeusia in COVID-19: Possible Mechanisms and Implications

Francina Lozada-Nur, DDS, MS, MPH,a Nita Chainani-Wu, DMD, MS, MPH, PhD,b Giulio Fortuna, DMD, PhD,c and Herve Sroussi, DMD, PhDd : Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2020 Sep; 130(3): 344–doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.06.016, PMCID: PMC7320705, PMID: 32703719 For the purpose of this letter to the editor, we will focus solely on new-onset dysgeusia as a potential early marker of COVID-19 infection and […]

SARS-CoV-2 replication in airway epithelia requires motile cilia and microvillar reprogramming

Authors: Chien-Ting Wu , Peter V. Lidsky , Yinghong Xiao , Carlos Milla, Raul Andino, Peter K. Jackson  December 01, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2022.11.030 Highlights Summary How SARS-CoV-2 penetrates the airway barrier of mucus and periciliary mucins to infect nasal epithelium remains unclear. Using primary nasal epithelial organoid cultures, we found that the virus attaches to motile cilia via the ACE2 […]