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Ebola Virus

Tim Spahlinger txs at po.cwru.edu
Fri Jan 11 05:37:17 EST 2002

A PubMed search on "ebola and human antibody" will give you
91 citations.  One interesting paper is: J Virol 1999
Jul;73(7):6024-30.  But, as a whole, many of your questions
can be answered by looking at the papers cited in the

Ana Hong wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern,
>      I am currently writing a research paper on the Ebola virus and it
> would be greatly appreciated if you could answer the questions at the
> end of this e-mail.  I am sorry for this inconvenience.  Thank you for
> your time.
> What are the antibodies that try to protect and what are the
> antibodies that actually do protect the human to some extent? (from
> further infection?)
> To what extent do each these antibodies protect?
> Why is it that abs are so ineffective in protecting the host?
> Do you believe that glycoproteins have a part in neutralizing the
> antibodies so that the antibodies will not function properly?
> Do you believe that antibodies may enhance infectivity? (please
> explain)
> P.S. please answer as many of these questions as your time permits.
> Thank you.
> ---

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