!!‘''Endocytic Uptake of SARS-COV-2: Roles of pH, Ca2+ and NAADP''’ by Ole Petersen FRS MAE

__The paper highlights how interdisciplinary research will help to understand how SARS-COV-2 affects the gastrointestinal system.__
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Ole Petersen MAE (in collaboration with Oleg V Gerasimenko and Julia V Gerasimenko) describes an entirely unexpected link between SARS-COV-2 infection and physiological calcium signalling, thereby providing new insights into the mechanism by which this virus enters the cells in our body.
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The article was published by [FUNCTION|https://academic.oup.com/function], the [American Physiological Society|https://www.physiology.org/?SSO=Y]’s new peer-reviewed open access journal, published in partnership with [Oxford University Press|https://global.oup.com/?cc=gb].

!![Read the paper|https://academic.oup.com/function/advance-article/doi/10.1093/function/zqaa003/5851680]

Petersen, O.H., Gerasimenko, O.V. & Gerasimenko, J.V.  (2020). Endocytic uptake of SARS-CoV-2: the critical roles of pH, Ca2+ and NAADP.  Function. Article zqaa003. [https://doi.org/10.1093/function/zqaa003]

!About Ole Petersen MAE

Ole Petersen is MRC Professor at [Cardiff University|https://www.cardiff.ac.uk]’s School of Biosciences.  He was elected Fellow of [The Royal Society|https://royalsociety.org] in 2000 and Member of the German National Academy of Sciences [Leopoldina|https://www.leopoldina.org/en/about-us] in 2010. He became Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2008. Professor Petersen is Vice-President of Academia Europaea, Director of the AE Cardiff Knowledge Hub and also a member of the Academia Europaea Board. He is Chief Editor of [American Physiological Society|https://www.physiology.org/?SSO=Y]’s Open Access flagship journal [FUNCTION|https://academic.oup.com/function] which launched in 2020.