Omicron underwent significant biological changes: study

A new study by researchers in Scotland shows that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has undergone significant biological changes compared to older configurations.

According to a report from Hindustan Times, The changes not only lead to great immune resistance, but also seem to change the way it infects cells.

“The Omicron variant represents a major change in biological function and antigenicity of Sars-CoV-2 virus … Moreover, our work shows that Sars-CoV-2 exhibits high antigenic and functional plasticity; further fundamental shifts in transmission and disease need to be addressed. expected, “said the team led by researchers from MRC – University of Glasgow Center for Virus Research in the report.

Also Read: Explained: The Role of T Cells in Combating Omicron

The researchers also found that the variant is very resistant to antibodies from inoculated humans and it is bad at infecting lung cells, which presumably leads to milder disease.

Omicron, the new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has taken the world by storm and forced countries to re-establish restrictions and lockdowns. The variant does not spare even vaccinated individuals like those who have previously bred Covid, and brings into question its mutations and the response of the human body.

Watch latest videos from DH:


Leave a Comment