Loss of gut epithelial barrier responsible for COVID-19-related MIS-C in children, suggests study

By | May 28, 2021
A new paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reports that this condition is due to damage to the gut, mediated by a decrease in the protein called zonulin, which is responsible for the integrity of the gut epithelial barrier. Reduced zonulin levels are found in several inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.