Fig. 11: Neutralization of Viruses

The Fab portion of the antibodies made against epitopes of the virus attachment site blocks the virus from adsorbing to the receptor site on the host cell membrane. As a result, the virus can not penetrate and replicate.

Illustration of Binding of Peptide Epitopes from Endogenous Antigens to MHC-I Molecules by a Dendritic Cell .jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
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