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Id: 11,830 (click here to show other Interactions for entry)
Diseases: SARS-CoV infection
Mus musculus
Reference: Kuba K et al.(2005) A crucial role of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in SARS coronavirus-induced lung injury Nat. Med. 11: 875-879 [PMID: 16007097]

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Comment To confirm whether Spike-Fc promotes lung disease pathogenesis through increased AngII production and functional alterations of the renin-angiotensin system, the authors blocked the AngII receptor type 1 (AT1R) with a specific inhibitor. The AT1R is the crucial receptor that mediates AngII-induced vascular permeability and severe acute lung injury. Inhibition of the AT1R indeed attenuated acute severe lung injury in Spike-Fc–treated mice. Inhibition of the AT1R also attenuated pulmonary edema. Taken together, the data show that SARS-CoV Spike can exaggerate acute lung failure through deregulation of the renin-angiotensin system. Moreover, SARS-CoV Spike–mediated lung failure can be rescued by inhibition of AT1R.
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Interaction-ID: 116888



affects_activity of


pulmonary edema

in SARS-CoV S protein-treated mice
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