News tagged with antibody genes
Immune system B cells play a crucial role in the defence of pathogens; when they detect such an intruder, they produce antibodies that help to combat the enemy. They concurrently and continuously improve ...
Immunology Mar 11, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Cracking the DNA code for a complex region of the human genome has helped 14 North American scientists, including five at Simon Fraser University, chart new territory in immunity research.
Genetics Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A monoclonal antibody targeting a protein known as SFPR2 has been shown by researchers at the University of North Carolina to inhibit tumor growth in pre-clinical models of breast cancer and angiosarcoma.
Cancer Apr 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A researcher at MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer research has identified a gene that controls the process by which antibodies gain their ability to combat retroviruses. Edward Browne shows that the gene TLR7 allows ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Australian scientists have confirmed a 'weak link' in the immune system – identifying the exact conditions under which an infection can trigger an autoantibody response, a process not clearly understood until now.
Immunology Nov 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A more complicated network than generally accepted may control maturation of B cells in the immune system
The process of blood cell development, known as hematopoiesis, gives rise to numerous different immune cell subtypes. Each of these in turn matures through a stepwise process governed by the action of transcription ...
Medical research Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers discover how the deadly malaria parasite evades the immune system, make progress toward developing a cure
(Medical Xpress)—More than a million people die each year of malaria caused by different strains of the Plasmodium parasite transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito. The medical world has yet to find an effective ...
Medical research Dec 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Cancer is thought to arise from DNA damage at fragile sites in the genome. A study published by Cell Press on January 24th in the journal Cell reveals a new class of fragile sites that contributes to DNA ...
Cancer Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered valuable insight into how people develop B-cell lymphoma, one of the most common cancers in the UK.
Cancer Jun 09, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |