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SARS-CoV-2 B cell receptor signatures in risk populations

Flyak, Andrew I. (2021) SARS-CoV-2 B cell receptor signatures in risk populations. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 131 (1). Art. No. e144685. ISSN 0021-9738. PMCID PMC7773361.

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Many individuals possess B cells capable of recognizing epitopes on the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2. In this issue of the JCI, Paschold and Simnica et al. interrogated the frequency of SARS-CoV-2–specific B cell receptor rearrangements in healthy subjects based on age and cancer status. The authors found that, while SARS-CoV-2–specific antibody signatures can be identified in the repertoires of young, healthy individuals, such sequences are less frequent in elderly subjects or cancer patients. Overall, this study sheds light on B cell repertoire restrictions that might lead to an unfavorable clinical course of COVID-19 infection in risk populations.

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Additional Information:© 2021 American Society for Clinical Investigation. Published November 20, 2020. AIF is supported by a research funding from the National Institutes of Health grant K99 AI153465 (content is solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH). AIF acknowledges Pamela J. Bjorkman for critical reading of the manuscript. The author declares that no conflict of interest exists.
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Official Citation:SARS-CoV-2 B cell receptor signatures in risk populations; J Clin Invest. 2021;131(1):e144685.
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