General Information:

Id: 11,778 (click here to show other Interactions for entry)
Diseases: COVID-19
Diabetes mellitus, type II - [OMIM]
Insulin resistance
Reference: Hussain A et al.(2020) COVID-19 and diabetes: Knowledge in progress Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 162 [PMID: 32278764]

Interaction Information:

Comment Considering that ACE2 is a functional receptor for SARS-CoV-2 and its levels can be increased by ACEIs and ARBs, it has been argued that these drugs might affect negatively the outcome of COVID-19 patients. On the contrary, some have advocated that ACEIs and ARBs might rather be beneficial. SARS-CoV infection and the virus Spike protein reduce ACE2 expression. Mice injected with SARS-CoV Spike presented worsened acute lung failure, which could be attenuated by blocking the renin-angiotensin pathway. Nevertheless, a retrospective analysis performed on 112 patients with COVID-19 and CVD did not show a significant difference in the proportion of ACEI/ARB medication between survivors and non-survivors.
Formal Description
Interaction-ID: 116653

drug/chemical compound

ACE inhibitor

increases_quantity of



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