John Libbey Eurotext

Magnesium Research

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A potential protective role of magnesium in neuroCOVID Volume 35, issue 1, January-February-March 2022

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Authors
1 Università di Milano, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Milano, Italy
2 IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Italy
Correspondence: <jeanette.maier@unimi.it>

Several recent studies support a role of dysregulated magnesium homeostasis in COVID-19. In the present narrative review, we focus on the neurological aspects of this disease, collectively known as neuroCOVID, and we propose some mechanisms by which alterations of magnesium may contribute to the involvement of the nervous system in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Further fundamental, translational, and clinical research is needed to underpin the potential relationships between altered magnesium status and neuro-COVID, with potentially novel therapeutic implications.