COVID-19 may cause brain tumor

A new type of coronavirus can cause brain tumors, as well as provoke the growth of existing neoplasms. Such a frightening hypothesis was put forward by Turkish scientists. Part of the SARS-Cov-2 molecule is able to bind to cells of nerve tissues that are involved in the development of oncology. Russian doctors believe that the long-term consequences of COVID-19 have yet to be studied in detail. But this cannot be ruled out, since many viruses show their properties after decades.

The basis for the assumptions of scientists from Bezmalem Waqif University was computer simulation. We are talking about the connection of the S-protein, which has a “spiky crown”, with the so-called glial and neuroglial cells that surround neurons. The authors of the article themselves admit that the results obtained need to be verified in further research.

“Any oncogenic virus, penetrating into the cell, changes it, which in some cases leads to its malignant transformation. But it should be noted that this is a rather long process, which necessarily needs the influence of additional factors of the environment. Experimental evidence of the etiological role of a number of viruses (such as the Epstein-Barr virus) in the development of gliomas appears now, but all these data are connected to DNA-containing viruses.

By Cindy
In Other
September 25, 2020

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