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

Hi everyone! Shout outs to Curtis, Muskaan and Caitlyn who reached out, and all on the right track! 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…

Path 415: agglutination is where it’s at

So far I have only heard from one of you, but that one person is right on track with looking to agglutination as a quick, dirty, yet fully effective means to track the serotype of the strain of N. meningitides that has come to town. There are a number of reasons why flow may not…

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

In our February 6th lecture, we reviewed 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…