On the Potential Tole of Exosomes in the COVID-19 Reinfection/reactivation Opportunity
SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, reinfection, exosome, extracellular vesicle
We propose here that one of the potential mechanisms for the relapse of the COVID-19 infection could be a cellular transport pathway associated with the release of the SARS-CoV-2-loaded exosomes and other extracellular vesicles. It is possible that this "Trojan horse" strategy represents possible explanation for the re-appearance of the viral RNA in the recovered COVID-19 patients 7-14 day post discharge, suggesting that viral material was hidden within such exosomes or extracellular vesicles during this "silence" time period and then started to re-spread again. Communicated by Ramaswamy H. Sarma.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, in press
Scholar Commons Citation
Elrashdy, Fatma; Aljaddawi, Abdullah A.; Redwan, Elrashdy M.; and Uversky, Vladimir N., "On the Potential Tole of Exosomes in the COVID-19 Reinfection/reactivation Opportunity" (2020). USF Libraries Florida COVID Research Collection Publications. 68.