Structural Biology

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VIB is home to camelid-derived single-domain antibodies

Nanobodies® or VHHs, the small and stable antigenbinding fragments derived from a special type of antibody present in camelids such as llamas, have been discovered by VUB and VIB in the nineties. Further research proved that VHHs are an extremely versatile class of molecules for research, diagnostics and therapeutics in human and animal health.