Chinese scientists have announced the discovery of a monoclonal antibody that is effective against new strains of coronavirus. The preprint of the scientific article was published on the bioRxiv portal.
It is known that a unique antibody was found in the blood of one of the patients who had already had coronavirus. The molecule was discovered in a large-scale study aimed at studying blood samples from citizens who have already suffered from the disease. The antibody was named 35B5.
Experiments have shown that it is capable of neutralizing any strain of coronavirus. The molecule targets the receptor-binding domain of the virus, which is not susceptible to mutation, writes darik.
The researchers hope that their finding will serve as a starting point for the creation of a universal vaccine and the development of effective therapeutic agents.