publication . Article . 2021

SARS-CoV-2 infection induces the dedifferentiation of multiciliated cells and impairs mucociliary clearance

Robinot, Rémy; Hubert, Mathieu; de Melo, Guilherme Dias; Lazarini, Françoise; Bruel, Timothée; Smith, Nikaïa; Levallois, Sylvain; Larrous, Florence; Fernandes, Julien; Gellenoncourt, Stacy; ...
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  • Published: 16 Jul 2021 Journal: Nature Communications, volume 12 (eissn: 2041-1723, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: France
Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 spreads within the respiratory tract is important to define the parameters controlling the severity of COVID-19. Here we examine the functional and structural consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a reconstructed human bronchial epithelium model. SARS-CoV-2 replication causes a transient decrease in epithelial barrier function and disruption of tight junctions, though viral particle crossing remains limited. Rather, SARS-CoV-2 replication leads to a rapid loss of the ciliary layer, characterized at the ultrastructural level by axoneme loss and misorientation of remaining basal bodies. Downregulation of the master regulator of cilio...
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Medical Subject Headings: respiratory systemrespiratory tract diseasesskin and connective tissue diseasesfungiviruses
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Chemistry, MESH: Animals, MESH: Axoneme, MESH: Male, MESH: Mesocricetus, MESH: Mucociliary Clearance, MESH: Respiratory Mucosa, MESH: SARS-CoV-2, MESH: Virus Replication, MESH: Basal Bodies, MESH: COVID-19, MESH: Cilia, MESH: Cricetinae, MESH: Cytokines, MESH: Epithelial Cells, MESH: Forkhead Transcription Factors, MESH: Humans, MESH: Lung, [SDV.IMM]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Immunology, Article, Cilia, SARS-CoV-2, Science, Q
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