TWiV 754: Tuesday two: SARS-CoV-2 and TLR2

May 13, 2021

TWiV discusses the finding that the envelope (E) protein of SARS-CoV-2 is sensed by toll-like receptor 2 on cells, leading to the production of inflammatory cytokines that cause damage to cells and tissues in COVID-19.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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One comment on “TWiV 754: Tuesday two: SARS-CoV-2 and TLR2

  1. Annette Bryce May 13, 2021

    In Germany you can buy rapid antigens test in the supermarket for €4.00. Also you can get two free rapid antigen tests per week at various test centres in the city . They will give you a certificate which allows you for 24hrs to enter in various venues depending on the local infection numbers.
    Thanks for all thd brilliant podcasts
    Grüße Annette