COVID-19: The Significance of Platelets, Mitochondria, Vitamin D, Serotonin, and the Gut Microbiota

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Author(s): István Bókkon*, Gábor Kapócs, András Vucskits, Attila Erdöfi-Szabó, Jan Vagedes, Felix Scholkmann, Henrik Szőke

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry


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Abstract:

We provide a brief review of the significance of platelets, mitochondria, vitamin D, serotonin, and the gut microbiome in COVID-19. We hypothesize that hyperactive platelets and mitochondrial dysfunction, as well as low vitamin D level, gut dysbiosis, and increased serum serotonin produced by enterochromaffin cells, may all represent important aspects in the pathophysiology of COVID-19.

Keywords: Platelets, mitochondria, vitamin D, serotonin, gut-brain axis, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2.

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Published on: 24 August, 2021
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DOI: 10.2174/0929867328666210526100147
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