Human lung cells were infected with influenza A virus. In unmodified cells (left) and cells expressing an irrelevant VHH control (middle), influenza A virus genome segments decorated with nucleoprotein NP (green) accumulate in the nucleus (blue), where virus replciation takes place. If expressed in cells, the antiviral VHH 508 (right) prevents nuclear import of viral genomes. Cells expressing VHH are stained in red.

Tiny alpaca-derived antibodies point to targets preventing viral infection

Whitehead Institute scientists have determined how to use alpaca-derived, single-domain antibody fragments (also called VHHs or nanobodies) […]


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