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SARS-CoV-2 nucleoprotein can trigger α-synuclein amyloid fibril formation

April 19, 2021


The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a primarily respiratory virus. It is the causative agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In severe or critical cases, however, this virus is known to trigger rapid and severe deterioration of multiple organs, including the central nervous system.

A new study, released as a preprint on the bioRxiv* server, casts some light on the pathogenesis of acute and subacute neurological complications in this condition.

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