Updated: March 18, 2022 22:42 Is
London [UK]March 18 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Huddersfield showed how induction of brain inflammation causes neurological damage in COVID19 patients.
The study, led by Dr Mayo Olajide of the University of Huddersfield, published in the journal Molecular Neurobiology, describes how the spike protein used by the coronavirus to enter human cells can have the same effect on the brain’s immune cells as it does on the rest of the brain. does with. Body.
Dr. Olajide, whose previous research showed how the onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms are curbed by a natural compound found in pomegranates, using immune cell lines derived from mice to spike. The potential effect of glycoprotein S1 has been conducted and is now applying for funding to further develop the research using brain cells from humans.
“Following our hypothesis,” Dr Olajide said, “we are now questioning when the coronavirus affected the brain, whether it could lead to further risk for neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?”
According to Dr Olajide, while other research demonstrated the mechanism why the virus was able to enter the brain through the nose, he was the first to demonstrate how the coronavirus activated the brain’s own immune response.
“It can’t multiply in the brain, but when it gets into the brain, it can actually induce immune responses and that explains some of the trends that people have reported when they’ve been infected.” As such the brain fog and memory loss continues,” he said. said.
Dr Olajide believes the research could prove important if sufficient funding can be obtained.
Olajide said, “The thing with COVID research is that a lot of researchers overestimate but underestimate the experiments needed to actually prove their research because it takes so long to complete. ” (ANI)