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Decrease in ACE2 mRNA expression in aged mouse lung

Booeshaghi, A. Sina and Pachter, Lior (2020) Decrease in ACE2 mRNA expression in aged mouse lung. . (Unpublished)

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) has been identified as a critical receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This has led to extensive speculation on the role of ACE2 in disease severity, and in particular, whether variation in its expression can explain higher mortality in older individuals. We examine this question in mouse lung and show that 24-month old mice have significantly reduced ACE2 mRNA expression relative to 3-month old mice. The differences appear to be localized to ciliated cells.

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Booeshaghi, A. Sina0000-0002-6442-4502
Pachter, Lior0000-0002-9164-6231
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Official Citation:Decrease in ACE2 mRNA expression in aged mouse lung. A. Sina Booeshaghi, Lior Pachter. bioRxiv 2020.04.02.021451; doi:
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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