Coronavirus reveals beneficial properties for anesthesia

Coronavirus reveals beneficial properties for anesthesia

Scientists from the University of Arizona have found an unexpected property in coronavirus that is beneficial for anesthesia. Scientific article published in Pain.

Coronavirus reveals beneficial properties for anesthesia

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According to the statement of American experts, the effect of pain relief is provoked by the S-protein – it is he who allows the coronavirus to enter cells. This connection blocks the supply of signals that form the sensation of pain. Scientists explain these processes by the fact that the S-protein of the virus binds to both the ACE2 receptor and a membrane protein in neurons (neuropilin-1).

It is noted that vascular endothelial growth factor A is associated with neuropilin-1. It affects the development of blood vessels, is associated with rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. In such cases, there is a very strong excitability of neurons, and it provokes pain. S-protein binding is a similar effect.

Experts plan to conduct a number of studies and study how best to use Neurolipin-1, so that pain relief can be carried out using non-opioid substances.

The coronavirus, known as covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 virus, has affected many people. Russia has created a vaccine that is planned to be administered to citizens at the end of October. Doctors remind about the mask mode, distance and hand treatment with antiseptics.

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