The term ‘ACE2’ is talked about in the context of
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(a) genes introduced in the genetically modified plants
(b) development of India’s own satellite navigation system
(c) radio collars for wildlife tracking
(d) spread of viral diseases
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a membrane-bound enzyme found in various organs such as the intestines, kidney, testis, gallbladder, and heart.
- It serves as the receptor for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and facilitates its entry into the human body.
- As ACE2 is relevant to the transmission of viral diseases, option 4 is the correct
- ACE2 is a cell surface protein expressed in numerous cell types.