Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Letter to Editor Volume 2 Issue 11

Vitamin C against SARS-CoV-2: A Hope in the Covid-19

Muhammad Torequl Islam*

Department of Pharmacy, Life Science Faculty, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj (Dhaka)-8100, Bangladesh.

*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Torequl Islam, Department of Pharmacy, Life Science Faculty, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj (Dhaka)-8100, Bangladesh.

Received: September 18, 2020; Published: October 16, 2020


   Vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid, AA), an essential micronutrient for humans [1]. It’s deficiency is linked to impaired immunity [2], thereby, increases the risk of infection [3]. It acts against oxidative stress due to its strong antioxidant capacity. As a cofactor this vitamin helps in the biosynthesis and gene regulation of various enzymes [1]. It imparts immune defense through innate and adaptive immune responses [2]. It strengthens epithelial barrier function, thereby, resists the pathogenic invasion in our body [3]. The phagocytic cells (e.g. neutrophils) accumulate this vitamin, results in anti-microbial activity [1]. It is also needed for apoptosis and clearance of the spent neutrophils from sites of infection by macrophages, thereby decreasing necrosis/NETosis and potential tissue damage [4]. Moreover, it has many important roles in our skin health [5]. It enhances the differentiation and proliferation of lymphocytes (e.g., B and T cells) [6]. AA can be used to prevent and/or treat both local and systemic infections [3,7]. Therefore, adequate dietary intake of this vitamin is required for proper functioning of cells and tissues in our body [1].



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Citation: Muhammad Torequl Islam. "Vitamin C against SARS-CoV-2: A Hope in the Covid-19". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.11 (2020): 20-22.


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