Kevin joins Immune to discuss his work showing that antibodies against endogenous retroviruses promote immunotherapy of lung cancer.
Cindy, Steph, Brianne, and Vincent do a rapid review of 11 immunology papers, including a wiring diagram for the immune system, group A streptococcus vaccines, systems immunology prediction of vaccines, class switch towards IgG4 after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination, very bad B cells, monoclonal antibody to two streptococcal M protein epitopes, transcriptional atlas of response to 13 vaccines, impact of SARS-CoV-2 exposure history on T cell and IgG response, neutrophilic inflammation predisposes to RSV infection, commensals avoiding recognition, and continuous germinal center invasion contributes to diversity of immune response.
Cindy, Steph, Brianne, and Vincent review some of their favorite immunology papers of 2022. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Cynthia Leifer, Steph Langel, and Brianne Barker Click arrow to playDownload Immune 63 (62 MB .mp3, 103 min)Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts. RSS, emailBecome…
Gabriel Victora joins Immune to review how high affinity antibodies are produced in the germinal centers of secondary lymphoid tissues.
Immune describes the striking loss of germinal centers in lymph nodes and spleen in patients with severe COVID-19, providing an explanation for short-lived humoral immunity and limited somatic hypermutation of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.