Questions tagged [immunology]
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Why are the RSS sequences involved in VDJ recombination inverted?
I’m studying the molecular aspect of Antigen Receptor Gene Rearrangement in my introduction to immunology course, and I encountered this statement which got me pretty confused, it says: “RSS sequences ...
Why are beta-lactam antibiotics the most common drug allergens?
β-Lactam antibiotics: the most common allergens among drugs. Allergic reactions caused by β-lactam antibiotics bind to their chemical structure. The source of haptens is an unstable β-lactam ring to ...
What would happen if non-cellular immune responses didn’t happen? [closed]
First things first, I’m not from a medical background, so apologies for the slightly vague question and any other poor wording throughout. I’ve recently caught a nasty cold, and as such I’ve acquired ...
What is the evidence for the need for rabies boosters?
Rabies prophylaxis protocols require both vaccine booster shots and multiple post-exposure booster shots, in addition to the initial "immunization". What is the evidence for the need for ...
(How) does taking all available vaccines contribute to cross- and trained immunity?
Many countries have national vaccination campaigns that consists of vaccines against several different diseases. I expect that the choice of vaccines that are included in such programs is mainly ...
Why was the fact that the Fc-part of an antibody is crystallizable important enough that the part was named after it? (Fc ="Fragment crystallizable")
The typical Y-shape structure of an antibody is often further divided into three parts which correspond to the fragments one obtain when the antibody is digested by the protease papain. Those are: ...
Do vaccinated people not have zero risk of mortality by Covid 19?
This video by Vox says people who are vaccinated have zero risk of mortality by Covid 19. But NDTV reports (at 00:21 and again at 07:53 in the video) that even fully vaccinated 8 frontline medical ...
Why don't we have mDNA vaccines?
There are two differences between as vector virus vaccines and mRNA vaccines. One uses Adenovirus and the other uses Nano Lipid Particle(NLP) to deliver the gene material. One has DNA for the ...
What exactly is the difference between Sputnik V lite and Astrazeneca vaccine?
As far as I know, both Astrazeneca and Sputnik V lite are Vector vaccines using an Adeno virus as a vehicle for the DNA of the spike protein of Covid-19. But Astrazeneca requires two vaccine shots ...