ACE2 Receptor

ACE2 Receptor

The Novel Coronavirus-19 uses the ACE2 receptor for entry into target cells. It is a receptor involved in regulating blood pressure. ACE2 receptor is not expressed as prominently in young children as in adults, which makes it tougher for the spikes on the tiny viral particles to bind and gain entry to the cells so that the virus can replicate.

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