Influenza virus and coronavirus epidemics or pandemics have occurred in succession worldwide throughout the early 21st century. These epidemics or pandemics pose a major threat to human health. Here, we outline a critical role of the host cell protease TMPRSS2 in influenza virus and coronavirus infections and highlight an antiviral therapeutic strategy targeting TMPRSS2.
Shen, L. W., Mao, H. J., Wu, Y. L., Tanaka, Y., & Zhang, W. (2017, November 1). TMPRSS2: A potential target for treatment of influenza virus and coronavirus infections. Biochimie. Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biochi.2017.07.016