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Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins | Immunology of Infectious Disease | Immunopathology | Infectious Disease | Pathogenic Microbiology | Virology | Virus Diseases


Measuring virus-specific antibody responses to emerging pathogens is a well-established and highly useful tool to diagnose such infections, understand interactions between the immune system and pathogens, and provide potential clues for the development of vaccines or therapeutic agents against such pathogens. Since the beginning of 2020, the discovery of SARS-CoV-2 as the emerging virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has provided new insight into the complexity of antibody responses to this dangerous virus. The current review aims to sort out diverse and sometimes seemingly confusing findings to put together a cohesive understanding on the profile of antibody responses elicited in COVID-19 patients.


COVID-19, antibody, serology, SARS-CoV-2

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Liu S, Lu S. Antibody responses in COVID-19 patients. J Biomed Res. 2020 Sep 11:1-6. doi: 10.7555/JBR.34.20200134. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32990278. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal of biomedical research

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