A mini-antibody with broad antiviral activity chews up viral DNA and RNA - Medical News Today

Antibodies and their derivatives can protect plants and animals -
including humans - against viruses. Members of this class of drugs are
usually highly specific against components of a particular virus, and
mutations in the virus that change these components can make them
ineffective. An article published in PLOS Pathogens now reports
that a mini antibody called 3D8 scFv can degrade (or chew up) viral DNA
and RNA regardless of specific sequences and protect mammalian cells
and genetically manipulated mice against different viruses.

Plos Pathogens

A Nucleic-Acid Hydrolyzing Single Chain Antibody Cnfers Resistance to DNA Virus Infection in HeLa Cells and C57BL/6 Mice

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