"Nature": Discover key genes that promote antibodies

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"Nature": Discover key genes that promote antibodies

2021-11-26 00:16:42 17 ℃

Antibody refers to a protein having a protective effect due to the stimulation of the antigen.It is a large Y-Y-shaped protein that is secreted by the microcony cells and is used to identify and medium and foreign substances such as bacteria, viruses.

Recently, a study of the University of Toronto, Canada has found that a gene named FAM72A plays an important role in the formation of antibody, which can promote immune system identification and confrontation of viruses and bacteria, including SARS-COV-2.

The researchers said that FAM72A promotes high quality antibodies by enabling activation of deaminase.In addition, they also found that high-level Fam72a genes also appeared in a variety of cancer cells such as gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer.

Therefore, the research team wants to use genetic analysis techniques to explore more use of the FAM72A gene to help develop more effective antibodies to confront diseases.

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