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Special antibodies were found in the blood of severe patients with COVID-19

Special antibodies were found in the blood of severe patients with COVID-19
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Biologists from Amsterdam found specific antibodies in the blood of patients who had been ill with a severe form of coronavirus. New data will help to understand how massive inflammatory processes in the body of patients with coronavirus begin.

The results of the study, molecular biologists of the University of Amsterdam published in the electronic scientific library bioRxiv. During their experiment, scientists found that among the antibodies that appear after infection, there is a special group that can bind to the spike-like protein of coronavirus, through which the latter penetrates into healthy cells.

These antibodies make the immune system produce a huge number of signaling molecules, which in turn causes acute inflammation. In addition, these molecules cause the formation of blood clots, disruption of blood vessels. Therefore, scientists consider, the condition of many patients worsens sharply.

In this regard, microbiologists believe that the use of plasma of patients with coronavirus for treatment requires additional research. Perhaps you need to remove such antibodies from serum obtained from the blood of seriously ill patients.

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