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Antibodies generated by malaria cross-react with SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.Net

An international team of researchers has warned that individuals with acute malaria infection generate high levels of antibodies that cross-react with the viral…

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An international team of researchers has warned that individuals with acute malaria infection generate high levels of antibodies that cross-react with the viral spike protein of the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The spike protein is the main structure the virus uses to bind to and infect host cells and the primary target of neutralizing antibodies following natural infection or vaccination.
Amy Bei from Yale School…

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