Authors: Laksmi Wulandari, Berliana Hamidah, Cennikon Pakpahan, Nevy Shinta Damayanti, Neneng Dewi Kurniati, Christophorus Oetama Adiatmaja, Monica Rizky Wigianita, Soedarsono, Dominicus Husada, Damayanti Tinduh, Cita Rosita Sigit Prakoeswa, Anang Endaryanto, Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, Yasuko Mori, Maria Inge Lusida, Kazufumi Shimizu & Delvac Oceandy
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global health problem that causes millions of deaths worldwide. The clinical manifestation of COVID-19 widely varies from asymptomatic infection to severe pneumonia and systemic inflammatory disease. It is thought that host genetic variability may affect the host’s response to the virus infection and thus cause severity of the disease. The SARS-CoV-2 virus requires interaction with its receptor complex in the host cells before infection. The transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) has been identified as one of the key molecules involved in SARS-CoV-2 virus receptor binding and cell invasion. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the correlation between a genetic variant within the human TMPRSS2 gene and COVID-19 severity and viral load.
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