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SARS-CoV-2 beta variant replicates better, induces higher immune response in conjunctiva

1 month ago   |   By Healio

A study conducted on tissue samples and cultured cells demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 can efficiently infect human conjunctival epithelial cells, eliciting innate immune response.
“We were also able to demonstrate that the beta variant of concern replicates more and induces a much higher inflammatory response,” Ashok Kumar, PhD, told Healio/OSN.
Kumar, an associate professor of ophthalmology, visual and anatomical sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, has a specific research interest in infectious diseases that affect the eye. In a previous paper, he and his
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AlphaFold AI predicts SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant might not evade antibody neutralization

AlphaFold AI predicts SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant might not evade antibody neutralization

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

In a new study, scientists have computationally predicted the structure of the Omicron spike RBD from available sequences and explored the dynamics of antigen-antibody interactions.
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