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New findings on enzymes with an important role for SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Researchers within the HPA have described the presence of the enzyme ACE2 in the entire human body, which is suggested to be the key protein used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for host cell entry and development of the disease COVID-19. In contrast to previous studies, the study shows that none or only very low levels of ACE2 protein is present in the normal respiratory system. The results are presented in Molecular Systems Biology...Read more

What is the role of human protein ACE2 for SARS-CoV-2 infection of the human lung?

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Today, an article was published in bioRxiv (Hikmet et al) describing the presence in the human body of the enzyme Angiotensin I converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), previously proposed to be the main target for coronavirus attachment to the surface of human cells...Read more

HPA in the fight against Covid-19


The Human Protein Atlas (HPA) consortium is engaged in the corona epidemic in various ways to aid in the fight against the health consequences of this pandemic outbreak...Read more

The map of human metabolism published in Science Signaling


Today, the paper describing the Metabolic Atlas ( was published in the journal Science Signaling. The metabolic map, also partly incorporated into the Human Protein Atlas, enables exploration of the most extensive mapping of human metabolism to date. Biochemical information and connectivity for thousands of reactions, compounds, and genes comprising human metabolism is presented with hundreds of interactive 2D and 3D maps...Read more

An atlas of the protein-coding genes in the human, pig and mouse brain


Published today in the journal Science, the Brain Atlas resource is the latest database to be released by the Human Protein Atlas program. The brain is the most complex organ of our body both in structure and function, and a dedicated brain atlas has therefore been created combining data from the human brain with corresponding information about the brain of pig and mouse...Read more

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