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What is the ACE2 receptor, how is it connected to coronavirus and why might it be key to treating COVID-19? The experts explain

In the search for treatments for COVID-19, many researchers are focusing their attention on a specific protein that allows the virus to infect human cells. Called the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, or ACE2 "receptor," the protein provides the entry point for the coronavirus to hook into and infect a wide range of human cells. Might this ...

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