Can't smell the virus: SARS-CoV-2, chromatin organization, and anosmia

Matan Sorek, Eran Meshorer*

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Anosmia, or loss of smell, is strongly associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans, but the underlying mechanism remains obscure. In a recent Cell study, Zazhytska et al. (2022) report non-cell-autonomous disruption of long-range genomic interactions of olfactory receptor genes in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and these interactions remain disrupted long after virus clearance.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1081-1082
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental Cell
Issue number9
StatePublished - 9 May 2022

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