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Gene That Naturally Protects People Against Covid Discovered

Publicado em 22 novembro 2022
Sao Paulo, Nov 22 (IANS) A team of Brazilian researchers has discovered that a gene can protect people, even those aged 90 and above, from the deadly Covid disease. Two research papers found that the frequency of variants of the gene 'MUC22' was twice as high in the mild Covid-19 group as in severe patients, and higher still in resilient super-agers. This gene belongs to the "mucin" family and is associated with the production of mucus, which lubricates and protects the [...]