SARS-CoV-2 and Ocular surface

  Co-expression of SARS-CoV-2 entry genes in the superficial adult human conjunctival, limbal and corneal epithelium suggests an additional route of entry via the ocular surface. SARS-CoV-2 uses the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) as a receptor for cell entry, with transmembrane protease serine type 2 (TMPRSS2) responsible for cleaving the spike protein to fuse […]