SARS-CoV-2 pirates the kidneys: A scar(y) story

Jochen Reiser, Ryan Spear, Shengyuan Luo

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SARS-CoV-2 can cause diverse severe and lasting damage to the kidneys. In the latest issue of Cell Stem Cell, Jansen et al. utilized data gleaned from human kidney autopsies and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived kidney organoids to investigate the direct effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on kidney cells. They found that such infections resulted in renal scarring (notably, tubulointerstitial fibrosis).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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