Authors: Teuwen LA, Geldhof V, Pasut A, Carmeliet P

PMID: 32439870 PMCID: PMC7240244 DOI: 10.1038/s41577-020-0343-0


On the basis of emerging evidence from patients with COVID-19, we postulate that endothelial cells are essential contributors to the initiation and propagation of severe COVID-19. Here, we discuss current insights into the link between endothelial cells, viral infection and inflammatory changes and propose novel therapeutic strategies.

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, endothelial cells, inflammation

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