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Healio Rheuminations

Oct 15, 2020

The last episode in the series highlighting how the structure of the antibody was discovered, as well as how a chicken butt was critical in understanding B cell biology.

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  • Intro :11
  • In this episode :15
  • Recap: What we know about the antibody so far 1:12
  • Discovering the structure of the antibody 3:34
  • What else can we learn about the light chain 7:04
  • An understanding of what these proteins were 9:49

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  • A story about a chicken butt 11:40
  • Backtracking to 1898 – where do antibodies come from? 16:49
  • An important paper in 1945 argues the lymphocyte is the antibody maker 18:59
  • Where is the bursa of Fabricius in humans? 20:46
  • A study from Australia 21:48
  • The bone marrow is what did it 23:00
  • Thanks for listening! 24:48

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