According to a new study conducted in the USA, it was stated that an antibody developed after a cold in humans could inactivate the virus that causes Covid-19.
For the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, the team examined blood samples from participants before and during the pandemic.
Researchers detected high levels of immune cells in blood samples taken from people who had eaten the corona virus, produced during a cold, ‘remembering’ diseases and reactivated if the threat returned.
While the findings could help develop a vaccine or antibody therapy that protects against all corona viruses, the team noted that the antibody was produced by a type of immune system cell known as a memory B cell.
‘INVATIVE VIRUS LOCKED TO THE SURFACE AND SIGNED TO BE DESTROYED’
The study, conducted by a team from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, highlighted that both the common cold and Covid-19 fall into the same category as upper respiratory tract diseases, while memory B cells lock onto the surface of invading corona virus pathogens and It was announced that they were determined to be destroyed by other immune cells.
Scientists highlighted that these cells can be found in the bloodstream for years or even decades, and that when another infection occurs, the immune system can recall them.
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Scientists also stated that the results show that the levels of memory B cell antibodies in the blood samples of people infected with Covid-19 are higher than those who are not infected, while people with mild corona virus will have no difficulty in producing antibodies when they are later infected with the severe corona virus.