Three years after WHO declared the COVID-19 pandemic, some patients are still reporting symptoms from long-ago infections. And the scientific community is studying the reasons for the post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC). Until now, the studies provided varied reasons related to persistent COVID or PASC, such as acute SARS-CoV-2 injury in different organs, or reservoirs of the virus in certain tissues, as it happens with other pathogens like HIV. At the IDWeek 2022 infectious disease conference held this week in Washington, D.C., Eric Daar, chief of the Division of HIV Medicine at the Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, moderated the session, 'COVID-19: Post-acute sequelae', where talks offered new results on the symptoms of people who have suffered prolonged COVID during the pandemic.
Anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody (MAb) pair COV2-2196 (tixagevimab, class I) and COV2-2130 (cilgavimab, class III) are human neutralizing Abs (nAbs) that target nonredundant, complementary epitopes within the receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (S-RBD).
Nanoviricides Inc. has completed its IND-enabling preclinical drug development tasks pertaining to NV-CoV-2 for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection and is working to prepare an IND application to submit to the FDA.
The factors why the clinical outcomes during infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus are highly heterogenous remains poorly understood. Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is a secreted protein with roles in lipid metabolism; interestingly, APOE has been shown to modulate immunity, including infection and antitumor immunity.