WASHINGTON: Scientists say the world’s deadliest corona virus has the potential to penetrate the human brain, causing mental problems in patients with COD-19.
An article published in the medical research journal Nature Neuroscience makes important revelations about the mysterious behavior of the corona virus and its effect on human health. The study was conducted jointly by researchers at the University of Washington, School of Medicine and the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.
William A. Banks, head of the research team, said experiments on mice showed that the spike protein had the ability to cross the barrier between the blood and the brain, suggesting that the corona virus was also present in the brain. Can enter The virus can use the spike protein, the S1 protein, to enter cells.
Research has shown that the S1 protein binds to receptors and allows the spread of viruses that enter the brain through the bloodstream, which is because the S1 protein can potentially cause cytokines and inflammation in the brain. Forces the release of molecules. In patients with COD-19, the immune system responds rapidly to the rapid release of cytokines.
William A. Banks added that experiments in mice also revealed that the corona virus not only destroys the lungs but also rapidly destroys the patient’s ability to taste and smell and reaches the kidneys.