Enzyme makes men vulnerable to coronavirus disease

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News:According to a study, ACE-2 enzymes are responsible for why men seem to be more vulnerable to Covid-19 than women.

Facts:

  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2(ACE2) is an enzyme molecule that connects the inside of our cells to the outside via the cell membrane.
  • The enzyme is found in our lungs, heart, intestines, blood vessels and muscles.
  • The enzyme essentially acts as a port of entry that allows the coronavirus to invade our cells and replicate.
  • Since men have higher concentrations of ACE2 compared to women, they are more vulnerable to coronavirus.