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Fat-Released Exosomes May Offer Clues to COVID-19; Adipose Tissue May Be Source of Inflammatory Factors That Aggravate COVID-19; Adipose Tissue of COVID-19 Patients Develop Syndrome Similar to Cachexia, Wasting Disease Seen in Cancer, Other Diseases

Publicado em 23 novembro 2020
There is growing evidence that adipose tissue plays a key role in the aggravation of COVID-19. One of the theories under investigation is that fat cells (adipocytes) act as a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2 and increase viral load in obese or overweight individuals. Scientists also suspect that during infection fat cells release into the bloodstream substances that boost the inflammatory reaction triggered by the virus in the organism. These hypotheses are being investigated by researchers at the [...]