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

‘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

Professor Ole Petersen MAE

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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New open access journal FUNCTION launches operations, with a review published on the potential of oral mouthwash to reduce Covid-19 transmission

New open access journal FUNCTION launches operations, with a review published on the potential of oral mouthwash to reduce Covid-19 transmission



We are delighted to announce that the new open access journal FUNCTION has published its first articles, with an inaugural editorial by Editor-in-Chief Ole Petersen and a review led by Cardiff University’s Professor Val O’Donnell on a possible means of reducing Covid-19 transmission through the use of oral mouthwash.

In his inaugural editorial, Professor Petersen has announced that the American Physiological Society’s new peer-reviewed open access journal FUNCTION, published in partnership with Oxford University Press, is now operational and ready to receive submissions. The first to be published is a review into the potential of oral mouthwash to reduce Covid-19 transmission in the early stages of infection.  The review has been conducted by researchers from Cardiff University’s School of Medicine led by Professor Val O’Donnell, along with the universities of Nottingham, Colorado, Ottawa, Barcelona and Cambridge’s Babraham Institute, and  included virologists, lipid specialists, microbicide and healthcare experts.  

The review shows previous studies where chemicals commonly found in mouthwashes, such as low amounts of ethanol, povidone-iodine and cetylpyridinium damage the lipid membranes of several enveloped viruses. More research is needed to show whether this could also be effective in reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the early stages of infection. 

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American Physiological Society new journal ‘Function’ goes live

American Physiological Society new journal ‘Function’ goes live



The American Physiological Society has launched it’s exciting new journal Function.

This new publication has been developed to provide a new home for authors welcoming a fresh, multidisciplinary option for publishing their most important physiology research

Remarkably, twelve members of the Academia Europaea (MAEs) are on Function’s editorial board.

AE Cardiff Hub Director and Vice President of Academia Europaea Professor Ole Petersen is the Editor-in-Chief.

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