Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, and Gabriel Victora
Vincent, Rich, Alan and Gabriel review the production of antibodies by B cells, and how high affinity antibodies are selected in the germinal centers of lymph nodes.
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- An antibody molecule (png)
- Antibodies (virology blog)
- Germinal center dynamics revealed by two photon microscopy (Cell)
- Two photon microscopy (Wikipedia)
- Gabriel Victora on piano (YouTube)
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- Letters read on TWiV 161
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Thank you once again for your wonderful podcasts. I listened #161 while exercising and could not wait to come to the website to see the images and check out the links. It was wonderful to be able to read the entire article posted by Dr. Victora. Best regards.
I loved this episode, and I should probably listen to it again. I’m sure this has been suggested before, and I’m sure you have absolutely no time for this…., but…. TWii???
The best game I’ve played that teaches a little about the immune system is called Virion : you can see it here.
Do you guys know of any good animations that explain the immune system in a good way?
On the discussion of immunization: the fact that we (Australia) has a good public health system makes a big difference here as society really does bare the burden of those who do not immunize.
That was a wonderful description of how an adaptive immune response is generated. It should be on every immunology course! Many thanks.
“Do you guys know of any good animations that explain the immune system in a good way?”
This is an excellent question, does anyone have any links?