Study reveals main target of SARS-CoV-2 in brain and describes effects of virus on nervous system

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Astrocytes are the most abundant central nervous system cells. Their functions include providing biochemical support and nutrients for neurons. SARS-CoV-2 does indeed infect and replicate in astrocytes, and that this can reduce neuron viability. Alterations in the structure of the cortex, the most neuron-rich brain region, even in cases of mild COVID-19.
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Study reveals main target of SARS-CoV-2 in brain and describes effects of virus on nervous system

A Brazilian study published in the journal PNAS describes some of the effects infection by SARS-CoV-2 can have on the central nervous system. A preliminary version (not yet peer-reviewed) posted in 2020 was one of the first to show that the virus that causes COVID-19 can infect brain cells, especially astrocytes. It also broke new ground by describing alterations in the structure of the cortex, the most neuron-rich brain region, even in cases of

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Study Reveals Main Target of COVID-19 in Brain and Describes Effects of Virus on Nervous System

SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infects and replicates in astrocytes, reducing neural viability.

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