COVID-19 Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 12 pp 11277—11286
Re-analysis of SARS-CoV-2-infected host cell proteomics time-course data by impact pathway analysis and network analysis: a potential link with inflammatory response
- 1 Cobo Technologies Aps, Maaloev 2760, Denmark
- 2 Proteomics Unit, Universidad de Cádiz and Instituto de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica de Cádiz (INiBICA), Cádiz 11002, Spain
Received: March 31, 2020 Accepted: May 30, 2020 Published: June 23, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103524
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by an outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Wuhan, China, has led to an unprecedented health and economic crisis worldwide. To develop treatments that can stop or lessen the symptoms and severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection, it is critical to understand how the virus behaves inside human cells, and so far studies in this area remain scarce. A recent study investigated translatome and proteome host cell changes induced in vitro by SARS-CoV-2. Here, we use the publicly available proteomics data from this study to re-analyze the in vitro cellular consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection by impact pathways analysis and network analysis. Notably, proteins linked to the inflammatory response, but also proteins related to chromosome segregation during mitosis, were found to be altered in response to viral infection. Upregulation of inflammatory response proteins is in line with the propagation of inflammatory reaction and lung injury that is observed in advanced stages of COVID-19 patients and which worsens with age.