Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Page: 159-171
Corona Virus (SARS-COV-2) Induced Inflammatory Lung Disease a Review on the Role of Renin–Angiotensin System and the Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2
Sanjeev Arya, Department of Critical Care, Max Super Specialty Hospital (Previously Worked), Mussoorie Road, Dehradun, India
David Maskill, Department of Internal Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Avinash Sharma, Department of Internal Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Ankit Khanduri, Department of Microbiology, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Dehradun, India
Prashant Kumar, Department of Critical Care, Kailash Hospital, Noida, UP, India
Dushyant Gaur, Department of Pathology and Head of Lab Services, Himalayan Institute OF Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Haider Abbas, Department of Emergency Medicine, King Georges Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
Sheetal Verma, Department of Virology, King Georges Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
Vinita Singh, Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, King Georges Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India
Received: Jun. 20, 2020;       Accepted: Jul. 10, 2020;       Published: Jul. 17, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20200804.14      View  32      Downloads  60
In December 2019, a novel infectious disease, caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified in Wuhan, China, now declared as a pandemic. The Renin–Angiotensin system (RAS) and angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) have drawn special attention, as ACE2 acts as a receptor for SARS-CoV2. No specific therapy against SARS-COV2 has been invented yet. There is a constant need towards understanding of the underlying pathophysiology to aid the pharmacological research. We have looked at the current evidence on the relationship between SARS-COV-2 and RAS and ACE2. Articles in English language published between 1st January 2003 and 15th June 2020 were searched using keywords and MeSH (Medical Subject Heading). We used Google Scholar and Pubmed as search engines. Conclusion: Bats serve as primary reservoir for SARS-CoV2, but its intermediate host has not been identified yet. ‘Hot spots’ on ACE2, serve as receptors for SARS-COV2. Imbalance in the activity of ACE/ACE2 is an important contribution towards the pathogenesis of coronavirus related diseases. ACE2 also has protective role and recombinant ACE2 has been shown to improve lung injury and it is a potential therapeutic agent.
Renin-Angiotensin System, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2, Lung Inflammation, SARS-COV, Angiotensin-II
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Sanjeev Arya, David Maskill, Avinash Sharma, Ankit Khanduri, Prashant Kumar, Dushyant Gaur, Haider Abbas, Sheetal Verma, Vinita Singh, Corona Virus (SARS-COV-2) Induced Inflammatory Lung Disease a Review on the Role of Renin–Angiotensin System and the Angiotensin Converting Enzyme-2, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 159-171. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20200804.14
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