original antigenic sin

The Problem of Original Antigenic Sin

by Gertrud U. Rey Once the innate immune system senses a never-seen-before pathogen as new, it engages elements of the adaptive immune response. These adaptive immunity elements coordinate over time to develop a response that protects from re-infection and disease upon a second exposure to the same pathogen. The second exposure will immediately lead to …

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TWiV 61: Original antigenic sin

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier On episode 61 of the podcast “This Week in Virology”, Vincent and Dick muse about the symbiotic bacterium, Wolbachia, that protects flies from viral infection, the origin of 2009 influenza H1N1 virus, and the lure of original antigenic sin. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV061.mp3″] Click the arrow above to play, or right-click …

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