Character: Virus

Plasma cell; B cell; shooting antibodies with a sling

Shooting Antibodies

Plasma cell; B cell; shooting antibodies with a sling

Plasma cells, are a specialized type of B cells that produce large volumes of antibodies. This B cell here is using those antibodies to neutralize an invading flu virus that has entered the body.

Cartoon of infected cell shedding virus

Infected cell

Cartoon of infected cell shedding virus

A virus is a small infectious agent that needs other cells to replicate. The virus gets its genetic material inside the cell and the cell then uses its machinery to read the genetic code and create virus proteins that will form new viral particles. The cartoon is showing a cell that has been infected and …

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