Coronavirus patients develop Neutralising Antibodies

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  • November 24, 2020
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Coronavirus patients develop Neutralising Antibodies

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  • A new study in Pune has revealed that nearly 85% of the people who had been found infected with novel coronavirus in a serosurvey had developed neutralising antibodies.

Important value additions 

  • Immunity from a disease-causing virus comes from what are known as “neutralising” or “protective” antibodies.
  • Neutralising antibodies, like other antibodies that are created to fight the disease, are proteins.
  • These are a small subset of the disease-specific antibodies that are generated once an infection has occurred.
  • The neutralising antibodies become special because they have the ability to prevent the entry of the same virus inside human bodies in the future. 
  • The other antibodies help in fighting off the virus once the infection has already happened.

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