Intestinal Study Yields Insights Into Persistence of SARS-CoV-2

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SARS-CoV-2 has a spike protein that tethers itself to angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) to gain entry to cells, and the intestinal tract has the highest expression of ACE2 in the body—even higher than in the lungs. This has yielded insights into how the immune system reacts to the virus that causes COVID-19.

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