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Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like dengue worse the second time?

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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) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:antibody-dependent enhancement, Zika, Ross River, Dengue
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Immunology
Research Field:Immunology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Zoonoses
Author:Flies, EJ (Dr Emily Flies)
ID Code:116464
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-05-10
Last Modified:2017-05-10
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