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Volume 91 Issue 22 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 3, 2013

Sugars Shape Immune Response To Flu

Carbohydrate chains on flu protein redirect how antibodies protect against future infections
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: influenza, flu, hemagglutinin, glycosylation, glycan, carbohydrate, vaccine

Every year brings new variations of flu as well as a new race to develop vaccines against them. Those efforts might get a boost from a new report in Science Translational Medicine (2013, DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3005996). The work reveals how placement of sugar chains on the virus controls the immune response to flu. The . . .

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