Disclaimer: The antibody still has to be tested on humans (and this will take months) and the article is under peer review before Nature will publish it. But the professor of cell biology Frank Grosveld is hopeful: “We expect an email any moment”.
“We have published an article about an antibody that we had already isolated before the current pandemic and which cross-reacted (biological term for repelling a foreign substance, ed.) with various coronaviruses. The antibody prevents the virus from being able to infect and can also help in the detection of the virus,” mentioned professor Grosveld.
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Chunyan Wang, Wentao Li, Dubravka Drabek, Nisreen MA Okba, Rien van Haperen, Albert DME Osterhaus, Frank JM van Kuppeveld, Bart L Haagmans, Frank Grosveld, Berend-Jan Bosch.
A human monoclonal 1 antibody blocking SARS-CoV-2 infection.
bioRxiv, 2020. doi: 10.1101/2020.03.11.987958