The new coronavirus

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A limited selection of recent publications in high impact journals to which researchers at KI have contributed.

Neandertal protein variant may protect Europeans against COVID-19
A Neanderthal OAS1 isoform protects individuals of European ancestry against COVID-19 susceptibility and severity, Hugo Zeberg et al, Nature Medicine, February 2021.

Severe COVID-19 more common in patients with collagenous colitis
Association Between Collagenous and Lymphocytic Colitis and Risk of Severe COVID-19, Hamed Khalili et al, Gastroenterology, February 2021.

The anticoagulant heparin also has an anti-inflammatory effect
Heparin prevents caspase-11-dependent septic lethality independent of anticoagulant properties, Ulf Andersson et al, Immunity, February 2021.

Study uncovers novel features controlling gene expression in inflammatory macrophages
The corepressors GPS2 and SMRT control enhancer and silencer remodeling via eRNA transcription during inflammatory activation of macrophages, Zhiqiang Huang et al, Molecular Cell, January 2021.

No reduced risk of extremely preterm birth during the pandemic
Preterm Birth and Stillbirth During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sweden: A Nationwide Cohort Study, Björn Pasternak et al, Annals of Internal Medicine, January 2021.

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