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Superantigen

superantigen

(Science: immunology) antigens, mostly from bacterial toxins, that interact with a set of t lymphocytes bearing a set of products of the V_T receptor genes, as a consequence superantigens activate large numbers of t-cells.

staphylococcal enterotoxins are the best known superantigens and stimulate cD4 t-cells in humans. The mls gene product in mice can act as a superantigen.


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... pics for you ;) I like to explain things with pics much better than words, because pics will tell you and give you more :D When I saw the picture, superantigens are bind to the variable regio of the T-cell. Oh yes, can you help me to define these words?? Regio Fab Regio Fc Constant regio Variable ...

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by Dr.Stein
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