Variations in genes inherited from Neanderthals have significantly reduced the risk of covid 19: study

Variations in genes inherited from Neanderthals have significantly reduced the risk of covid 19: study

LONDON: Half of all people outside Africa are inherited from Neanderthals in a different form of the gene that reduces the risk of Cowed-19 needing intensive care by 20 per cent, a new study has found. Has been said.
In addition to risk factors such as aging and diabetes, scientists, including those from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, said that gene variations in people also make them more or less susceptible to developing severe COVD-19.
While an earlier study by researchers shows that this risk is inherited from the variable Neanderthals, the current study, published in the journal PNAS, says that these human ancestors also provided protection for existing humans. Participated in genetic prescription.
This form, which reduces the risk of requiring intensive care on infection with the virus by 20%, is inherited from Neanderthals, according to scientists.
The gene, called OAS, regulates the activity of a protein that breaks down the viral genome, and research has shown that the neanderthal variety of this protein performs more efficiently.
“It shows that our legacy from the Neanderthals is a mainstream sword when it comes to our response to SARS-CoV-2. They have given us a variety of ways that we can both curse and thank.” ” Author of the study from the Karolinska Institute.
The study also found that the Neanderthals’ safety variable has increased in frequency since the last ice age so that it now carries about half of the population outside Africa.
Swante Pabo, director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, said: “It’s amazing that this Neanderthal gene variant has become so common in many parts of the world. It shows that it has been favorable in the past. ”
“It’s also amazing that the two genetic variants inherited from the Neanderthals affect the results of Covid-19 in opposite directions. Their immune system clearly affects us today in both positive and negative ways.” Pabho, the other author of the study, noted.

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