Using origami to construct and understand our amazing antibodies
In our Biology lesson, we are studying the human immune system and the role of antibodies produced in our body. Very topical during a pandemic! Antibodies are molecules that have a very complicated structure and we have used origami to help us to see the different parts of the molecule and their role in attaching to parts of a pathogen e.g. coronavirus. These antibodies are essential for natural immunity against viruses and other pathogens and the Covid vaccine boosts the production of antibodies that can bind and help destroy coronavirus. Respect for a small but complicated molecule!