Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2021; 25 (3): 1724-1731

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202102_24882

Differential expression and immune correlation analysis of COVID-19 receptor ACE2 and TMPRSS2 genes in all normal and tumor tissues

R.-W. Hu, C. Liu, J.-P. Gong, Z.-X. Cao

Tongji Cancer Research Institute, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China. zxcao@tjh.tjmu.edu.cn


The outbreak of COVID-19 seriously affected people’s life and safety, and it has not been effectively controlled all over the world at present. The binding of S protein of SARS-COV-2 virus to ACE2 receptor requires the assistance of Transmembrane Serine Protease 2 (TMPRSS2), which can activate the S protein on the surface of virus and promote its binding to the ACE2 receptor. With the continuous accumulation of experience in the treatment of COVID-19 patients and the experimental studies of a large number of scientific researchers, it was found that COVID-19 patients had a higher mortality rate in patients with underlying diseases. Therefore, for COVID-19 patients with tumors, the mortality rate may be significantly higher than other people. Clinical studies had found that some patients were complicated with cytokine storm in clinical treatment, which was also the direct cause of death for some patients. The infiltration of immune cells and the release of a variety of cytokines were important factors causing cytokine storm. Therefore, for COVID-19 patients with tumors, it was of great clinical significance to explore the relationship between COVID-19 virus receptor ACE2, TMPRSS2 and immune cell infiltration, which can help clinicians to make some more appropriate treatment plans.

 

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R.-W. Hu, C. Liu, J.-P. Gong, Z.-X. Cao
Differential expression and immune correlation analysis of COVID-19 receptor ACE2 and TMPRSS2 genes in all normal and tumor tissues

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2021
Vol. 25 - N. 3
Pages: 1724-1731
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202102_24882