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Epitope library

Epitope library

(Science: molecular biology) large collection (hundreds of millions) of peptides each encoded by a randomly mutated piece of dna in a phage genome and expressed on the surface of that bacteriophage, sometimes as an N terminal extension of a coat protein. Particular phages can be selected by a binding assay and since the peptide has its encoding dna associated with it sequencing is straightforward.


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African vs American immune systems

... while many Africans do not and death does not procreate. A large library would only help if the new virus had an epitope that was similar to another virus that would be remembered by the library. Even though ...

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by kolean
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:34 am
 
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African vs American immune systems

The human immune system only recognizes epitopes (for B cell and T cell immunity). Each epitopte is a unique protein peptide ... aggressive immune cell makes a memory cell and that is what I call the immune library for the body. You are postulating that the African's immune library would ...

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by kolean
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:11 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: African vs American immune systems
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