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MeSH Disease

Human Phenotype



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    Single-cell analysis reveals the function of lung progenitor cells in COVID-19 patients

    Authors: Wei Zuo; Zixian Zhao; Yu Zhao; Yueqing Zhou; Xiaofan Wang; Ting Zhang

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.13.200188 Date: 2020-07-13 Source: bioRxiv

    The high mortality of severe 2019 novel coronavirus disease MESHD (COVID-19) cases is mainly caused by acute respiratory distress HP respiratory distress MESHD syndrome ( ARDS MESHD), which is characterized by increased permeability of the alveolar MESHD epithelial barriers, pulmonary edema HP pulmonary edema MESHD and consequently inflammatory tissue damage. Some but not all patients showed full functional recovery after the devastating lung damage, and so far there is little knowledge about the lung repair process1. Here by analyzing the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of COVID-19 patients through single cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-Seq), we found that in severe (or critical) cases, there is remarkable expansion of TM4SF1+ and KRT5+ lung progenitor cells. The two distinct populations of progenitor cells could play crucial roles in alveolar MESHD cell regeneration and epithelial barrier re-establishment, respectively. In order to understand the function of KRT5+ progenitors in vivo, we transplanted a single KRT5+ cell-derived cell population into damaged mouse lung. Time-course single-cell transcriptomic analysis showed that the transplanted KRT5+ progenitors could long-term engrafted into host lung and differentiate into HOPX+ OCLN+ alveolar MESHD barrier cell which restored the epithelial barrier and efficiently prevented inflammatory cell infiltration. Similar barrier cells were also identified in some COVID-19 patients with massive leukocyte infiltration. Altogether this work uncovered the mechanism that how various lung progenitor cells work in concert to prevent and replenish alveoli loss MESHD post severe SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD.

    COVID-19: Multiple Diseases Simulating Extreme High-Altitude Exposure? Oxygen Transport Physiology and Scarce Need of Ventilators; Andean Condor’s-Eye-View

    Authors: Gustavo R. Zubieta-Calleja; Natalia Zubieta-DeUrioste; Thuppil Venkatesh; Kusal Das; Jorge Soliz

    id:10.20944/preprints202005.0085.v1 Date: 2020-05-05 Source:

    The critical hypoxia MESHD in COVID-19 patients during this pandemic, has taken away many lives all around the globe. The mechanism has been poorly understood and initially, word got around that it was a SARS ( Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome MESHD) pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD. The atypical images in lung computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans were alarming. This immediately alerted everyone including poor countries to purchase lacking sophisticated ventilator equipment. However, in some countries, even 88% of the patients on ventilators lost their lives. New observations and pathological findings are gradually clarifying the disease. What seems evident is that it is not only one disease but several, with different responses in different countries and different altitudes. The critical hypoxia MESHD and «gasping» present in some patients are not totally understood. It was mentioned that it could be like a High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema HP (HAPE). Hereby, as high-altitude medicine and hypoxia MESHD physiology specialists, we compare the pathophysiology with that of high-altitude exposure in order to understand the mechanisms involved. Some differences in lung radiological images along with transmission TRANS and viral attack mechanisms are discussed. The oxygen transport triad used at high-altitude can be applied on this pathology in order to propose even the use of erythropoietin (EPO) early in the treatment. The immune system is the most important long-term survival tool, so we suggest a short-term strategy: the use of special Earth open-circuit astronaut-resembling suits with effective outside air filtering re-breathing mechanisms in order to return to work and daily activities, without contamination risk. Thereby, the curve can be flattened without quarantine and the economy could recover.

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MeSH Disease
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