US Scientists Found An Antibody CH65 that Acts against Influenza
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2011. According to a study published on 8 August 2011, US scientists found an antibody called CH65 that acts against influenza
US scientists found an antibody called CH65 that acts against 30 of 36 strains of influenza, according to a study published on 8 August 2011. The antibody, CH65, can stick to the surface part of the flu virus known as hemagglutinin which mutates every season.
CH65 was found in cells from a man who was given the flu vaccine for 2007. It shows that the human immune system can modify its response to the flu and actually produce antibodies that neutralise a whole series of strains.
The goal of the scientists is to understand how the immune system selects for antibodies and use that information to get better at making a vaccine.