Friday, December 12, 2014

SLAC in the world of virology!

Researchers at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) have been using a synchrotron radiation lightsource (SSRL) and advanced photon source (APS) to view the antibody bound to H3N2 influenza virus. The team found that the F045-092 antibody inserts a loop into the binding site of the virus (typically used for viral attachment in a host cell).

This discovery has implications in the development of new antiviral drugs and future influenza vaccines.

-Nick Simon

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