Alphamers (image) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail Caption Alphamers (purple) act as homing beacons, attracting pre-existing anti-alpha-Gal antibodies (green) to the bacterial surface. Credit Altermune Technologies Usage Restrictions Must use photo credit; DO NOT embed video per Altermune Technologies. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.