(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 06 – “Innate immunity is our first line of defense, it is very complicated, for example there are cells that eat and then there are ancestors of antibodies. Innate immunity manages most of the part of our problems without realizing it, when we meet evildoers or we need to repair a tissue. At the beginning of the pandemic we decided to study the mechanisms of innate immunity with respect to Covid-19 and we discovered that in particular an ancestor of antibodies that it is called MBL recognizes Covid-19 and has antiviral activity. In the case of the Omicron variant, the first line of defense, in particular this molecule, holds. We made this discovery thanks to donations we had since the first minute, so two years ago, and to a collaboration in the country and internationally “.
Thus Alberto Mantovani, Scientific Director of Humanitas and Emeritus Professor of Humanitas University, guest of Che tempo che fa on Rai3. (HANDLE).
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