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Publication Name World Journal of Gastroenterology
Manuscript ID 73265
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ISSN 1007-9327 (print) and 2219-2840 (online)
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Category Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Manuscript Type Frontier
Article Title Endothelial cells and blood vessels are major targets for COVID-19-induced tissue injury and spreading to various organs
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Andrzej S Tarnawski and Amrita Ahluwalia
Author(s) ORCID Number
Andrzej S Tarnawski http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6813-6698
Amrita Ahluwalia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2064-5725
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Corresponding Author Amrita Ahluwalia, PhD, Research Scientist, Research Service, Veterans Administration Long Beach Healthcare System, 5901 E, Seventh Street, Long Beach, CA 90822, United States. amrita.ahluwalia@va.gov
Key Words Endothelial cells; Impaired endothelial function; Blood vessels; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Cytokine storm
Core Tip The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has enormous health care and economic impact on the entire world - infecting more than 250 million people in 213 countries and territories, causing death of more than 5 million (as of November 1, 2021). We comment here on some outstanding papers on COVID-19 published in World Journal of Gastroenterology and reviewed the important role of endothelium and blood vessels in COVID-19 infection. Endothelial cells and blood vessels are both the targets and a conduit for the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and play a critical role in COVID-19-induced tissue injury and dissemination to various organs. Pre-existing endothelial impaired function could make endothelial cells more sensitive to COVID-19 or at least COVID-19-induced impairment might be synergistic with pre-existing impairment. That could be one contributing factor explaining why older or diabetic patients have more severe responses to infection, since these conditions are already impacted impaired endothelial function.
Publish Date 2022-01-13 11:55
Citation Tarnawski AS, Ahluwalia A. Endothelial cells and blood vessels are major targets for COVID-19-induced tissue injury and spreading to various organs. World J Gastroenterol 2022; 28(3): 275-289
URL https://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/full/v28/i3/275.htm
DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v28.i3.275
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