Human Cardiac Pericytes and Their Susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Detailed Analysis

In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, understanding how SARS-CoV-2 affects various cell types in the human body is crucial. A recent study provides critical insights into the susceptibility of human cardiac pericytes to SARS-CoV-2 infection and its implications. Key Findings: Implications: This study highlights the role of cardiac pericytes as a target for SARS-CoV-2, potentially contributing to the vascular manifestations of COVID-19, including thrombosis and inflammation. The ability of the virus to infect these cells and induce a series of inflammatory and vasoactive responses provides a new perspective on the cardiovascular complications associated with COVID-19. Understanding these mechanisms…