Unfolded Protein Response Inhibition Reduces Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-Induced Acute Lung Injury

Journal Article
mBio, vol. 12, iss. 4, 2021
Amy C. Sims, Hugh D. Mitchell, Lisa E. Gralinski, Jennifer E. Kyle, Kristin E. Burnum-Johnson, Mariam Lam, M. Leslie Fulcher, Ande West, Richard D. Smith, Scott H. Randell, Thomas O. Metz, Timothy P. Sheahan, Katrina M. Waters, Ralph S. Baric, Anne Moscona
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) causes severe atypical pneumonia in infected individuals, but the underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis remain unknown. While much has been learned from the few reported autopsy cases, an in-depth understanding of the cells targeted by MERS-CoV in the human lung and their relative contribution to disease outcomes is needed.