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How relevant is TMPRSS2 for the entry of common-cold coronaviruses?

To complement a question here about the receptor used by the common-cold coronaviruses, I'll ask the same about the relevance of TMPRSS2 for these, noting that it seems quite important for the SARS-...
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Are there drugs that help to digest wheat?

It understand that there are some sugars in wheat that some people cannot digest and that would risk them in IBS but I don't ask about drugs that fight IBS, which make intestines move slower and stuff ...
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What is the link between elevated estrogen and lowered alkaline phosphatase?

This Wikipdia-article lists several conditions or diseases that may lead to reduced levels of alkaline phosphatase (AP). Among them are: postmenopausal women receiving estrogen therapy because of ...
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Digestion and absorption of large scale protein structures

In school we learned that all ingested proteins are digested via denaturation and breaking up the larger macro-structure into peptides and amino-acids so small that they can be absorbed and which are ...
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Interaction of Trypsin or Chymotrypsin with alcohol

Does Trypsin + Chymotrypsin (100000 AU) tablet interact with alcohol? I have been prescribed this for a subconjuctival hemorrhage. Online searches led me nowhere on this.
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Lactase quantity test?

Is there a way to reliably test the quantity of lactase enxymes in a solution? For example, if I were to culture multiple bacterial species which produce lactase. Is there a way to count the lacyase ...
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Why is lactate dehydrogenase used to differentiate exudates from transudates?

When differentiate transudates and exudates, the ration between effusion LDH and serum LDH is used: They are termed exudates if ... the pleural fluid to serum ratio of LDH (LDHR) is > 0.6, and ...
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why do we need to keep a ratio between omega 3 and omega 6?

I finally understood it with this picture.
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Can Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome be caused by medication?

According to several medical resources, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome (SLOS) is congenital and caused by mutation, e.g. Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome is caused by mutations in the DHCR7 gene, the gene that ...
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How much hard liquor is safe for very small children?

I live in a location where hard liquor (48%-52% alcohol by volume) is frequently given to small children as young as two years old. This is usually not in large quantities, although a recent story in ...