Paul and Theodora return to TWiV to explain their research on determining the number of neutralizing epitopes on the SARS-CoV-2 spike that are recognized by antibodies, and engineering of a polymutant spike with twenty amino acid changes that demonstrates the high genetic barrier to escape from convalescent serum.
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Links for this episode
- High genetic barrier for SARS-CoV-2 antibody escape (bioRxiv) 4:46
- Enhanced antibody one year after COVID-19 (Nature)
- Letters read on TWiV 796 1:49:14
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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