Monthly Archives: May 2020

The FURIN Gene and COVID-19

Here's one more excerpt from our guide to COVID-19 Genes & SNPs, that focuses on the FURIN gene Furin (FURIN) Furin is an enzyme encoded by the FURIN gene. Furin is a proprotein convertase and acts to cleave sections of inactive proteins, in order to activate them. The Furin enzyme is highly expressed [...]

By |2020-05-19T19:40:11-06:00May 20th, 2020|COVID19, Feature, Sterling's App|Comments Off on The FURIN Gene and COVID-19

COVID-19 and ACE2

Here's another quick excerpt from our guide to COVID-19 Genes & SNPs, this time focusing on the ACE2 gene Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) ACE2 gene encodes the angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 ACE2 acts as a cell surface receptor for Human coronavirus. Normally, the ACE2 receptor plays an important role in regulating the body’s blood pressure [...]

By |2020-05-18T00:22:40-06:00May 18th, 2020|COVID19, Feature, Sterling's App|Comments Off on COVID-19 and ACE2

TMPRSS2 And Its Role in COVID-19

Here's a quick excerpt from our updated and expanded guide to COVID-19 Genes & SNPs Transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) TMPRSS2 is a Serine protease that proteolytically cleaves and activates the viral spike glycoproteins which then facilitates virus-cell membrane fusions; spike proteins are synthesized and maintained in precursor intermediate folding states and [...]

By |2020-05-14T14:29:00-06:00May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Feature, Sterling's App|Comments Off on TMPRSS2 And Its Role in COVID-19

COVID-19 and G6PD

We've again updated and expanded our COVID-19 report and Gene/SNP guide! This time we focused on G6PD and more than tripled the number of secondary SNPs we're looking at. Iron upregulation is happening to many who get COVID-19. G6PD SNPs are categorized into Class I, II and III as the WHO classifies them. Class [...]

By |2020-05-14T08:48:36-06:00May 14th, 2020|COVID19, Feature, Sterling's App|Comments Off on COVID-19 and G6PD