researchers at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, have found an indicator that may show a severe course of Covid-19, possibly at an early stage. Together with colleagues from the University of Kent, the Team has evaluated the virologist Jindrich Cinatl of data on the activity of certain genes.
The researchers compared the known information about the Gene Expression in human tissues with data from cells that were infected with the Sars Coronavirus 2. Severe cases of Covid-19 are often associated with a tendency to blood clots and thrombosis. Men are more often affected than women, Older more than Younger.
The researchers were looking for molecules that are involved in blood clotting, in both men and women, as well as according to age in different quantities appearing, and in the case of a Corona infection be regulated. All of this applies to the glycoprotein Transferrin. Its concentration in the blood could give clues to the individual's risk for a Corona-patients.Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 00:19