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BSC 1005 Reaction Paper Number 2 Ryan Wisneski R08009815 Friday, February 27 th , 2009 This article is about a new molecule found that is present in some peoples immune systems that attacks and destroys the flu virus in humans. These findings make it possible for a
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Ryan Wisneski R08009815 BSC1005 future immunization that could be created that would fight off possibly all sixteen types of flu viruses. The researchers at The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at Scripps Research say that the drug would be able to be given to an individual once and it would act as a protectant towards influenza for the patients’ entire life. The name of this antibody is CR6261 and the way it works is to latch on to the stalk of the influenza particle, on the part known as the epitope, and then feeds of the protein that is stored by it and fights the disease. This is a hard thing to do though because this antibody which is in many human immune systems is not powerful enough to attack the influenza which is why the flu still exists. There is also a layer of sugar in some
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course BSC 1005 taught by Professor Sandrudin during the Spring '07 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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