Sunday, July 26, 2020
A new study from Chinese and American researchers reveals that the new coronavirus could potentially injure testicles without infecting its cells. After careful analysis of patient samples from Wuhan, the researchers discovered that the virus caused 'ballooning' changes and attacked cells responsible for producing sperm.
Furthermore, the scientists believe that the reaction was culminated by the virus clinging onto an enzyme on the cell's surface. On the contrary, almost no viral genes were detected in the semen and testicular tissue of patient samples. These findings suggest that a sexually transmitted infection did not cause the effects.
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