Blood enzyme more common in men could be linked to COVID-19 Infections among males11 May, 2020
New research has suggested a key enzyme found in our blood may be the reason why men are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection.
The study, published in the European Heart Journal, showed men's blood has higher levels than women's of a key enzyme used by the coronavirus to infect cells, possibly explaining why men be more likely to contract the virus.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is found in the heart, kidneys and other organs. In COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, it is thought to play a role in how the infection progresses into the lungs.
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