The researchers created six antibodies that can be used for testing and potential treatment of zika virus.
Antibodies are Y-shaped proteins created by the immune system. When the virus, bacteria or other pathogen to enter the body, antibodies bind with antigens, noting the source of danger as the target for destruction, reports Medical Xpress.
Using a technology called ribosome display, the researchers created six synthetic antibodies, which are associated with the zika virus. Antibodies can be applied to a special paper for the detection of the pathogen in the field. (If the filter paper changes color, the body is infected).
Doctors have developed six antibodies of the questions of expediency, as the virus is constantly mutating. A variation of antibodies will allow to accurately diagnose the presence of virus.
After contact with the virus the antibodies “neutralists” and thus prevent the spread of infection. Neutralizing the property can lead to the development of drugs that can make pregnant women at risk of becoming infected themselves and infecting the unborn child.
The researchers stated that further research was needed to confirm the potential of antibodies as a tool for diagnosis and treatment of zika virus.
It should be noted that the dangerous tropical infection transmitted by mosquitoes.The majority of people infected there are no symptoms or observed their weak manifestations: rash, fever and red eyes. But Zeke infection during pregnancy can trigger miscarriage, stillbirth, or serious congenital anomalies in infants.
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