Image Article - Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy (2022) Volume 7, Issue 5
Effects of smoking in SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Department of Biotechnology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Corresponding Author:
- Zaiba Firoz
Department of Biotechnology
Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology
Received: 12-Sep-2022, Manuscript No. AAPDDT-22-79942; Editor assigned: 14-Sep-2022, PreQC No. AAPDDT-22-79942(PQ); Reviewed: 28-Sep-2022, QC No. AAPDDT-22-79942; Revised: 01-Oct-2022, Manuscript No. AAPDDT-22-79942(R); Published: 17-Oct-2022, DOI: 10.35841/2591-7846-7.5.125
Citation: Firoz Z. Effects of smoking in SARS-CoV-2 infection. J Parasit Dis Diagn Ther. 2022;7(5):125
Smoking is thought to increase the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, including infections, so susceptibility to serious illness from COVID-19 is expected to be linked to it [1-3]. This is particularly valid now that a new coronavirus strain, the extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), has arisen and sparked the latest pandemic, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the effects of smoking on COVID-19 are less well known and controversial, we agree there is a connection between the two.
SARS-CoV-2 uses the angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) and transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) primary entry genes to infect cells and cause a cytokine storm, which has been shown to increase the severity of the COVID-19 clinical path . Nonetheless, the effect of smoking on the expression of the ACE-2 and TMPRSS2 receptors is perplexing. As a result, further research is needed to understand the connection between smoking and COVID-19, as well as to explore the advancement of new treatments that can reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by this infectious disease . This image article represents the correlation between smoking and the expression of SARSCoV- 2.
The author would like to acknowledge Ambo University for their encouragement.
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