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Publication of Explore Covid-19 translationnal study findings

By 29 juillet 2020 No Comments

New research suggests targeting C5a-C5aR1 axis could limit severe inflammatory response

Innate Pharma SA (Euronext Paris: IPH – ISIN: FR0010331421; Nasdaq: IPHA) (“Innate” or the “Company”) today announced the publication of a Nature paper entitled, “Association of COVID-19 inflammation with activation of the C5a-C5aR1 axis,” authored by Innate researchers in partnership with scientists from Hôpitaux Universitaires de Marseille AP-HM (La Timone and North Hospitals), Laveran Hospital, Aix Marseille University, the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (Inserm, CNRS, AMU) and Marseille Immunopole/AP-HM immunoprofiling laboratory at La Timone Hospital.

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Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19 disease observed in close-up on the surface of a human respiratory epithelial cell.©M.Rosa-Calatrava/O.Terrier/A.Pizzorno/E.Errazuriz-cerda

This Marseille-based exploratory research taskforce, named EXPLORE COVID-19, analyzed immune cells in COVID-19 patients at different stages of the disease. The goal of the study was to gain translational insights to better understand the immune response in COVID-19 patients and identify potential targets to fight the viral infection.

The study found that patients who progress towards severe COVID-19 disease, including those with severe pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), exhibit an activation of the C5a/C5aR1 pathway. Specifically, researchers observed high levels of circulating C5a and over-activation of the C5a-dependent myeloid cell pathway, which is believed to contribute to inflammation in the lungs.

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SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE – INSERM PRESS ROOM

Publication of Explore Covid-19 translationnal study findings