Skin Manifestations Associated with COVID-19: Current Knowledge and Future Perspectives

Authors: Giovanni Genovese,a,bChiara Moltrasio,a,cEmilio Berti,a,b and Angelo Valerio Marzanoa,b,* Dermatology. 2020 Nov 24 : 1–12.Published online 2020 Nov 24. doi: 10.1159/000512932PMCID: PMC7801998PMID: 33232965 Abstract Background Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is an ongoing global pandemic caused by the “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2), which was isolated for the first time in Wuhan (China) in December 2019. Common symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, […]

Pathophysiology of COVID-19:

Mechanisms Underlying Disease Severity and Progression Authors: Mary Kathryn Bohn,1,2, Alexandra Hall,1 Lusia Sepiashvili,1,2, Benjamin Jung,1,2 Shannon, Steele,1 and Khosrow Adeli1,2,3 The global epidemiology of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suggests a wide spectrum of clinical severity, ranging from asymptomatic to fatal. Although the clinical and laboratory characteristics of COVID-19 patients have been well characterized, the […]

The OC43 human coronavirus envelope protein is critical for infectious virus production and propagation in neuronal cells and is a determinant of neurovirulence and CNS pathology

Authors:Jenny K.Stodola1GuillaumeDubois1AlainLe CoupanecMarcDesforgesPierre J.Talbot Highlights Coronavirus structural envelope (E) protein specific motifs involved in protein-protein interaction or in homo-oligomeric ion channel formation are needed for optimal production of recombinant infectious virus.• Fully functional E protein of HCoV-OC43 is crucial for viral propagation in the CNS and neurovirulence.• Fully functional E protein of HCoV-OC43 is crucial […]

Pathological findings in organs and tissues of patients with COVID-19: A systematic review

Authors: Sasha Peiris, Hector Mesa, Agnes Aysola, Juan Manivel, Joao Toledo, Marcio Borges-Sa, Sylvain Aldighieri, Ludovic Reveiz Abstract Background Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 that has caused more than 2.2 million deaths worldwide. We summarize the reported pathologic findings on biopsy and autopsy in patients with severe/fatal COVID-19 and documented the […]

SARS-CoV-2 Infects the Brain Choroid Plexus and Disrupts the Blood-CSF Barrier in Human Brain Organoids

Authors: Laura Pellegrini 1, Anna Albecka 1, Donna L Mallery 1, Max J Kellner 1, David Paul 1, Andrew P Carter 1, Leo C James 1, Madeline A Lancaster 2 Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, leads to respiratory symptoms that can be fatal. However, neurological symptoms have also been observed in some patients. The cause of these complications is […]

Primed” for Infection: Cells Damaged by Chronic Lung Disease Can Result in Severe COVID

Authors: TRANSLATIONAL GENOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TGEN) Results from a TGen-led international study suggest that SARS-CoV-2 takes advantage of genetic changes among patients with pre-existing lung diseases. The results of a study by an international scientific team co-led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that — like pouring water atop […]