Path415: what I have received so far…

Hi there I haven’t heard from too many of you, but where I have I can tell that you have been thinking about this indeed. Kudos to NS and TL! Each of you proposed a method that wouldn’t be the easiest to perform given what you have got – which is control antisera to B.…

Path 415 – Agglutination is right, but how do you know that your determination is right?

Hi everyone! Agglutination, yup, that’s it. Why does it work? What’s in antisera? Antiserum is blood serum that contains specific antibodies against an infective organism or poisonous substance. Antiserum (plural: antisera) typically contains polyclonal antibodies and is used to pass on passive immunity to many diseases. How will they work? Think of what we know about antibodies that bind to antigens, and how they cause…

PATH 415 – Putting what you have learned to practice! email me your ideas, and I will post with some progress…

In our February 5th lecture, we review some basic principles of immunology that are often the basis for various immunological techniques related to research and health and human disease. Coming out of this lecture, I expect you to be able to answer the following: Describe the molecular basis of antigen-antibody interactions What techniques best localize antigens…