TWiV 815: MIS-C with Moshe Arditi and Ivet Bahar

October 10, 2021

Moshe and Ivet join TWiV to discuss their finding that MIS-C is a consequence of a superantigen in the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 that causes activation of a skewed population of T cell receptor bearing lymphocytes, leading to hyperinflammation.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Moshe Arditi and Ivet Behar

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2 comments on “TWiV 815: MIS-C with Moshe Arditi and Ivet Bahar

  1. Glenn Young Oct 10, 2021

    Thanks Dickson,
    Great pick… I watched it right after TWIV.
    Thanks TWIV; always learning something new.
    Learn one new thing is a good day.

  2. Eli Siegel Oct 12, 2021

    Comment on ‘The New Yorker’ article about the origin of SARS COVID 2.