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specificity

The ability of the immune response to interact with individual antigens.


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How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a

... actively seek to invade the thymus and try to present their own antigens as "self", but I guess even if this happened, the overlapping specificities of TCRs should be able to handle the situation.

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:52 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
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Existing antibodies that will counter antigens yet to contac

... types of antibodies. These genes also have mechanisms of recombination and hypermutation, which further increase the number of different antibody specificities to hundreds of thousands, if not millions. The body produces B cells of which each produces a unique type of antibody initially. There ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:58 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Existing antibodies that will counter antigens yet to contac
Replies: 4
Views: 2472

The Fiber Disease

... genes of members of the Neocallimastigales and used in a nested PCR protocol to amplify 787-bp fragments of DNA from landfill site samples. The specificities of the primers were confirmed by phylogenetic analysis of the environmental clone sequences, and this method can therefore now be used ...

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by London
Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:52 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
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Gas Exchange

... pretty much sums it all up. > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_exchange < Hope you can figure it out from there. Feel free to bring up any specificities that are unclear.

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by zalaskit
Tue May 16, 2006 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Gas Exchange
Replies: 5
Views: 5852


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