B cell memory: understanding COVID-19

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Immunological memory is a mechanism to protect us against reinfection. Antibodies produced by B cells are integral to this defense strategy and underlie virtually all vaccine success. Here, we explain how B cells memory is generated by infection and vaccination, what influences its efficacy and its persistence, and how characterizing these parameters in the immune response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) will help achieve protective immunity through vaccination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2021

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