1. Cipher

    SARS-CoV-2's exploitation of the EMMPRIN-receptor and potential inhibitors

    It seems like the SARS-CoV-2 virus can invade host cells not only via the ACE2 receptor, but also via a receptor called CD147. [1] This receptor is also called "extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer" (EMMPRIN) or Basigin. [2] EMMPRIN/CD147 induces the production of matrix...