ACE2 and Coronavirus Story is LIVE

Have you been digesting the news about Wuhan coronavirus? We've put together a great Story explaining a pretty cool part of coronavirus biology: ACE2. It turns out that SARS and 2019-nCoV both use the membrane protein ACE2 as their receptor for cell entry. In other words, ACE2 is the "hook" that these two coronaviruses use to latch onto their target cells in the lungs. Does ACE2 sound familiar? You're probably more familiar with its close homologue and homeostatic partner, ACE or ACE1. ACE is one of the master regulators of the renin-angiotensin system, a classic target of anti-hypertensive drugs. We're pretty excited about this Story. Join GenEd, upload your data, and expand your mind!

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