On the Potential Role of Exosomes in the COVID-19 Reinfection/reactivation Opportunity
Sars-cov-2, COVID-19, Reinfection, Exosome, Extracellular Vesicle
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We propose here that one of the potential mechanisms for the relapse of the COVID-19 infection could be a cellular transport pathway associated with the release of the SARS-CoV-2-loaded exosomes and other extracellular vesicles. It is possible that this “Trojan horse” strategy represents possible explanation for the re-appearance of the viral RNA in the recovered COVID-19 patients 7–14 day post discharge, suggesting that viral material was hidden within such exosomes or extracellular vesicles during this “silence” time period and then started to re-spread again.
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Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, v. 39, issue 15, p. 58361-5842
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Elrashdy, Fatma; AlJaddawi, Abdullah A.; Redwan, Elrashdy M.; and Uversky, Vladimir N., "On the Potential Role of Exosomes in the COVID-19 Reinfection/reactivation Opportunity" (2021). Molecular Medicine Faculty Publications. 900.