Researchers explain how nanomaterial aids antibody response

Illustration shows how a nanomaterial links with receptors on the immune system’s B cells and helps them initiate antibody production. The top two panels show anti-immunoglobulin antibody fragments (brown) binding to immune system B cell receptors (blue). Micelles (spheres) don’t interact with B cell receptors without these fragments (bottom left panel). In the presence of the fragments, the micelles link the fragments and B cell receptors (bottom right panel), boosting antibody production. Credit: Nanovaccine Institute

The researchers’ original task was to figure out how certain polymer nanomaterials provided for a low-inflammatory immune response and yet were able to boost antibody…

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News Source: phys.org

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