Interchim® is proud to share some exciting news about one of our ACE2 antibody from ProSci (P/N 3217). Indeed, we have been notified that this item has been published in Knockout in Cell Publication recently (Oct 2020):
Wei et al. (2020), Genome-wide CRISPR Screens Reveal Host Factors Critical for SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Cell, 184, 1–16.
Please find hereunder the abstract and graphical abstract of the article and click here for the full text.
Identification of host genes essential for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection may reveal novel therapeutic targets and inform our understanding of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pathogenesis.
Here we performed genome-wide CRISPR screens in Vero-E6 cells with SARS-CoV-2, Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV (MERS-CoV), bat CoV HKU5 expressing the SARS-CoV-1 spike, and vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike.
We identified known SARS-CoV-2 host factors, including the receptor ACE2 and protease Cathepsin L. We additionally discovered pro-viral genes and pathways, including HMGB1 and the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex, that are SARS lineage and pan-coronavirus specific, respectively. We show that HMGB1 regulates ACE2 expression and is critical for entry of SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1, and NL63. We also show that small-molecule antagonists of identified gene products inhibited SARS-CoV-2 infection in monkey and human cells, demonstrating the conserved role of these genetic hits across species. This identifies potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 and reveals SARS lineage-specific and pan-CoV host factors that regulate susceptibility to highly pathogenic CoVs.
Keywords: COVID-19; CRISPR screen; Epigenetics; HMGB1; MERS-CoV; Middle East Respiratory Syndrome; SARS-CoV-2; SWI/SNF complex; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
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ACE2 Antibody Cat No. 3217
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