Virus-like particle with carbohydrate

Virus-like particle with carbohydrate

The leishmaniasis vaccine's fake virus particle (top) receives the same odd carbohydrate that Leishmania parasites secret on their exterior. The fake virus attracts a strong immune reaction and associates it with the carbohydrate. Immune cells then aggressively seek out the carbohydrate and, in the process, destroy the parasites. Credit: Georgia Tech / Finn lab

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  • Created On: Sep 10, 2017 - 2:40pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 10, 2017 - 2:40pm