Flies, EJ and Webb, C, Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like dengue worse the second time?, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (2016) [Newspaper Article]
Official URL: http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-are-anti...
Our immune system is like a highly trained army. It fends off invading pathogens, usually very effectively. The problem is that sometimes it makes mistakes and attacks us. This can result in allergies, autoimmune diseases or just misfires in the immune system’s attack of invading cells.
But there’s another way the immune system can fail us – by throwing down the welcome mat for viruses on their second invasion.
|Item Type:||Newspaper Article|
|Keywords:||antibody-dependent enhancement, Zika, Ross River, Dengue|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Immunology not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|UTAS Author:||Flies, EJ (Dr Emily Flies)|
|Deposited By:||Plant Science|
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