Immune system

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Immune system

Post by mishashe » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:22 am

Is the activation of B-cell by an antigen irreversible process? What happens if after the activation the antigen dissapears?
How many times B-cell devides after the activation?

The repertoire of a mice is 10^7 clones. But the potential is 10^11. Is the repertoire of a mice changes all the time? What is the typical time scale of the change?

Please, advice me a good book or review (Perelson's "Immunology for physicist" I already read) about immunology with less cartoons and more numbers.

Thanks a lot.

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Post by mith » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:12 pm

Janeway's Immunology?

Assuming you defeat the pathogen, your antigen of course disappears. There's a bunch of controls to kill b-plasma cells afterwards.

See when the rearrangements of chains takes place.
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Re: Immune system

Post by willamtarker » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:35 am

Immune system, which consists of tissues and organs special cells, proteins, defends people against germs and microorganisms every day. immune system is complex, complicated and interesting. The autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus and some forms of arthritis and diabetes.
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