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