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Our immune systems blanket the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with antibodies – EurekAlert

A previously underappreciated part of the body’s natural defense against SARS-CoV-2, called non-RBD-directed antibodies, actually plays a major role in combating…

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The most complete picture yet is coming into focus of how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralize the part of the virus responsible for causing infection. In the journal Science, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin describe the finding, which represents good news for designing the next generation of vaccines to protect against variants of the virus or future emerging coronaviruses.
Previous research focused on one group of antibodies that…

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