Just a question.

six pints

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i used to, but i only got a b for a level biology, and cant remember any of it. if need maths or physics i like those!
 

ScrapingtheBottom

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Nuke said:
Does anyone know anything about Antigenic drift in influenza viruses??

Isn't that something to do with natural mutations in the Antigens present on the virion surface? I think it's cause by ribosomal errors in virus assembly. Basically the virus is reproducing at such a fast rate that you get errors when the proteins are being built. These errors cause the antigen sites to change conformation - thus making them unrecognisable by your immune system. Hence why flu is always one step ahead!!

Something like that anyway.
 

2nd man down

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ScrapingtheBottom said:
Nuke said:
Does anyone know anything about Antigenic drift in influenza viruses??

Isn't that something to do with natural mutations in the Antigens present on the virion surface? I think it's cause by ribosomal errors in virus assembly. Basically the virus is reproducing at such a fast rate that you get errors when the proteins are being built. These errors cause the antigen sites to change conformation - thus making them unrecognisable by your immune system. Hence why flu is always one step ahead!!

Something like that anyway.

:shock: :shock: :shock:
 

Nuke

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Cheers my exams tommorow so that should help
Especially Naruco those sites are good. i couldnt understand the notes me lecturer had done or what id written on them (maybe i should have re read them before now)
 

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