Considering the Effects of Microbiome and Diet on SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Nanotechnology Roles

ACS Nano. 2020 May 26;14(5):5179-5182. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.0c03402. Epub 2020 May 1.


The impact of dietary patterns and the commensal microbiome on susceptibility to and severity of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus has been largely ignored to date. In this Perspective, we present a rationale for an urgent need to investigate this possible impact and therapeutic options for COVID-19 based on dietary and microbiome modifications. The mitigating role of nanotechnology with relation to the impact of SARS-CoV-2 virus is highlighted.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biosensing Techniques / methods*
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology
  • Coronavirus Infections / microbiology*
  • Diet*
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Diagnostic Techniques / methods
  • Nanotechnology / methods*
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / microbiology*