Coronavirus Pandemic: Pakistani Researchers Reveal Certain Genes That Resist COVID-19
Researchers from the biotechnology department of Dow University of Medical Sciences have conducted a study in which they have revealed that certain transfiguration of human genes have the ability to resist the COVID-19 infection caused by SARS-Cov-2. An elaborate team of
Apparently, 2 different structures of a certain enzyme gene ACE2 (Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 gene) very well might have the ability to make a person resistant to Corona-virus infection. These variants are termed as S19P and E329G and they have been seen to fight the virus cells.
The study suggests that ACE2 is the gene with which the SARS-CoV-2 cells initially stick to in the very initial phase of their parasitic attack. If ACE2 is present in the form of its two above mentioned variants, the gene works against the virus and surprisingly renders it dysfunctional.
The sample space of data was the genome data of about 1000 patients from across the world, including the most bitterly affected countries. All these patients were allegedly recovering fast from the infection. Pakistani researchers discovered that the patients with small quantities of the ACE2 variants in their genome have been very successful with their recovery and overall health condition.
Even though the researchers did not forget to mention the fact that an abundance of the ACE2 genes in human genome does not guarantee complete immunity from the virus, the fact that a person with such type of genome data can recover fast with isolation and does not need external medical assistance is remarkable and is being greatly celebrated in the scientific community.
Limelight for Pakistan
This is the first research of its kind in which Pakistani researchers reveal certain genes that resist COVID-19 that has been published in an international magazine on behalf of Pakistan. The Vice Principal of Dow College of Biotechnology has congratulated the team that has conducted this highly time costly and energy demanding research in a matter of just days.
The team is hopeful that their research and findings will eventually lead to a better understanding of the virus throughout the biomedical sector around the world.