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Is the SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 the only known virus that enters the cells via the ACE2 receptors?

I am just curious if the virus is unique in the sense that it enters the ACE2 receptors in the human body and kills the cell. This receptor is located over the entire body. Is this the only virus ...
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Have any conclusions been made regarding the interaction of Covid-19 and ACE inhibitor medications? [duplicate]

About two months ago, I started to see articles appear regarding the potential interactions between ACE inhibitor medications (commonly used to treat high blood pressure) and the severity of Covid-19 ...
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What is the clinical significance of the ACE2 receptor tropism of SARS-COV-2?

I understand that ACE2 functions as a receptor for SARS-CoV-2, so there are theoretical concerns to the use of ACE inhibitors as they might upregulate this receptor. This NEJM study was helpful to ...
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What known compounds are thought to be possible agents to disrupt the binding of the sars-cov-2 virus to the ACE2 receptor?

The SUMMIT supercomputer has very recently screened thousands of potential compounds that might interrupt the binding of the virus to its human target receptor, ACE2, to point to possible experimental ...