From January 2020, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) originated in China has spread around the world. The disease is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The presence of myocarditis, cardiac arrest, and acute heart failure in COVID-19 patients suggests the existence of a relationship between SARS-CoV-2 infection and cardiac disease. The Notch signalling is a major regulator of cardiovascular function and it is also implicated in several biological processes mediating viral infections. In this report we discuss the possibility to target Notch signalling to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and interfere with the progression of COVID-19- associated heart and lungs disease.

COVID-19 in the heart and the lungs: could we “Notch” the inflammatory storm?

Rizzo P.
Primo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Vieceli Dalla Sega F.
Secondo
Writing – Review & Editing
;
Fortini F.;Marracino L.;Rapezzi C.
Penultimo
;
Ferrari R.
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

From January 2020, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) originated in China has spread around the world. The disease is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The presence of myocarditis, cardiac arrest, and acute heart failure in COVID-19 patients suggests the existence of a relationship between SARS-CoV-2 infection and cardiac disease. The Notch signalling is a major regulator of cardiovascular function and it is also implicated in several biological processes mediating viral infections. In this report we discuss the possibility to target Notch signalling to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and interfere with the progression of COVID-19- associated heart and lungs disease.
Rizzo, P.; Vieceli Dalla Sega, F.; Fortini, F.; Marracino, L.; Rapezzi, C.; Ferrari, R.
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