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Protective Antibodies for Rare, Polio-like Disease in Children Identified

News   Jul 06, 2020 | Original story from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

 
Protective Antibodies for Rare, Polio-like Disease in Children Identified

Antibodies for respiratory virus that can cause a rare polio-like disease that causes paralysis in children have been identified by a team of researchers at Purdue University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin. The virus, enterovirus 68, has binding sites for the antibodies. The structural analysis of the virus shows that the antibody binding sites (shown here in gold and blue) do not overlap. Credit: Purdue University image/Richard Kuhn.

 
 
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