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Nature: Neurotoxic amyloidogenic peptides in the proteome of SARS-COV2

Children, Coronavirus, Elderly, Health, Healthcare, Hospitalization, Infection, Long Covid, Mental Heath, Research

Following the hypothesis that some neurological symptoms of COVID-19 may also follow an amyloid etiology we identified two peptides from the SARSCoV-2 proteome that self-assemble into amyloid assemblies. Furthermore, these amyloids were shown to be highly toxic to neuronal cells.

We suggest that cytotoxic aggregates of SARS-CoV-2 proteins may trigger neurological symptoms in COVID-19.

Nature article: Neurotoxic amyloidogenic peptides in the proteome of SARS-COV2: potential implications for neurological symptoms in COVID-19

 

 

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