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Researchers Reveal Genetic Predisposition to Severe COVID-19

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HSE University researchers have become the first in the world to discover genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19. The results of the study were published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology.

T-cell immunity is one of the key mechanisms used by the human body to fight virus infections. The staging ground for cell immunity development is the presentation of virus peptides on the surface of infected cells. This is followed by the activation of T lymphocytes, which start to kill the infected cells. The ability to successfully present virus peptides is largely determined by ...