Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Antibodies could be key to development of vaccines for AIDS

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Duke University School of Medicine, Boston University, the National Institutes of Health and others collaborated on a study to see how AIDS spread through the body.  According to R&D Magazine, they found a broadly cross-reactive neutralizing antibody and  the founder virus to understand how this virus spreads through the body could be the key to determining what kind of vaccine could be developed.

Through developing an atom-by-atom picture of how the virus spread, they found:
...induces the body to create antibodies that can neutralize more than one strain of the virus is crucial to creating a vaccine that can stay ahead of the virus as it mutates in the body. The intensely focused X-rays of the APS were used to hone in on a small portion of the epitope protein in the HIV virus that is recognized by the body’s immune system and the broadly neutralizing antibody it triggers to develop

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