The small antibody in the COVID-19 immunized slide shows a promise of human treatment

January 1, 2021 4:11 AM IST

Washington [US], January 1 (ANI / Sputnik): US military scientists have identified a miniature antibody – a nanobody – produced by a blade that appears to work well in liquid or aerosol form, suggesting it could help protect a person from the new coronavirus , The Department of Defense said in a press release on Thursday.
“Researchers have found that at least one of these nanobodies, called NIH-CoVnb-112, can be extremely effective in preventing infections or detecting virus particles by grabbing SARS-CoV-2. [Covid-19] spike proteins, “the statement said.
The nanobody inactivates the coronavirus by covering the tip teeth on the surface of the virus, disabling the ability of the pathogen to infect the patient, according to researchers at the University of Health Services Uniform Services cited in the statement.

The blade was vaccinated five times in 28 days with a purified version of the spike protein to produce the nanobody, the statement said.
Nanobodies are a type of antibody, about a tenth of the weight of most human antibodies, which are produced naturally by the immune system of camels, alpacas and llamas, the statement added.
Nanobodies are also more stable, less expensive to produce and easier to design than typical human antibodies, according to the statement. (ANI / Sputnik)