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The combination of these two reports from the CDC give information about the comparative prevalence of flu infection in the winter (September '12- May '13) and summer (May '13 - September '13). I'm going to assume that 2012-2013 was a fairly representative year as far as the level of detail of "do we get sick more in the winter" goes. Particularly striking ...
You should find a mechanism to make this possible - mechanism that controls the ignition of the expression of MHC-I and MHC-II at the same time. In other words, parallelism is required by the cell. Some think such parallelism exists in one process in childbirth, for instance. I personally think that such processes are in series, than exact parallelism, ...
The MCM's book is good one. I recommend the book BRS Microbiology and Immunology, because then you can see the thing in the real context and have good exercises too. First Aid for the USMLES Step 1 then explains you how to read for immunology and gives you rather good summary about the topic and some mnemonics.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology Abul K. Abbas MBBS (Author), Andrew H. H. Lichtman MD PhD (Author), Shiv Pillai MD (Author) This was my Fall 2011 Basic Immunology text for a hybrid med-school/undergrad class at my University. I have not read others, but every time the topic of Immune responses comes up in other Undergrad courses, I have been well or ...
B cells undergo isotype switching AS WELL AS affinity maturation, under the direction of T cells. So, when a B cell shifts from making IgM to IgG, it is simultaneously altering its antigen binding site in the variable regions to increase the affinity of the antibody being made. Ref: Janeway's Immunobiology
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