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COVID-19: find the enzyme responsible for severe cases | Digital Trends Spanish

Although vaccinations have helped reduce the number of COVID-19 infections, there are still a large number of deaths linked to the pandemic. For this reason, new research seeks to determine what causes some cases of infections to end up worsening. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona has identified what may be the key molecular mechanism responsible for COVID-19 mortality. After analyzing blood samples from two groups of COVID-19 patients, the scientists found that the circulation of the secreted group IIA enzyme phospholipase A2, or SPLA-IIA, may be the most important factor in predicting which patients are in serious condition they will end up succumbing due to infection. SPLA-IIA is found in low concentrations in healthy individuals and plays a key role in defending a...