Is this potentially good news?
Researchers have successfully engineered a new antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) by linking two copies of the llama antibody that were proven effective in counteracting the effect of the earlier SARS virus (SARS-CoV-1). The new antibody was able to bind to the spike protein that covers the surface of SARS-CoV-2, and prevent attachment and entry into host cells.
An antibody found in llama could help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) entry into cells, finds a new study by a team of international researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, the National Institutes of Health and Ghent University in Belgium.
The antibody in question was contrived following syndication of two copies of a special kind of antibody that worked against the earlier SARS (SARS-CoV-1) virus, which was then engineered to develop an antibody response to key protein on SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
Preclinical trials in animals such as…
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