next-generation sequencing of antibody variable monoclonals

Author: Victor

Antinuclear antibodies

Abstract Antinuclear antibodies react with various nuclear autoantigens. Testing for them is critical for diagnosing connective tissue diseases, but they may be also found in other inflammatory diseases and in the elderly. They constitute a group of heterogeneous autoantibodies, and their specificity helps to discriminate between various connective tissue diseases. Screening for total antinuclear antibodies […]

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Antibody

DefinitionAntibodies are proteins produced in vertebrates in response to certain substances. Antibodies are an important part of humoral immunity (which is mediated by antibodies). They are part of the gammaglobulin fraction and are also called immunoglobulins (Ig). Antibodies are produced by the body when B cells come into contact with a corresponding antigen. The B […]

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Improving health

How are NIBIB-funded researchers using computational modeling to improve health? Modeling infectious disease spread to identify effective interventions. Modeling infectious diseases accurately relies on numerous large sets of data. For example, evaluation of the efficacy of social distancing on the spread of flu-like illness must include information on friendships and interactions of individuals, as well […]

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Computational modeling to study complex systems

Weather forecasting¬†models make predictions based on numerous atmospheric factors. Accurate weather predictions can protect life and property and help utility companies plan for power increases that occur with extreme climate shifts. Flight simulators¬†use complex equations that govern how aircraft fly and react to factors such as turbulence, air density, and precipitation. Simulators are used to […]

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All SystemsX.ch Day 2016

From basic research to applications Around 200 researchers traveled to the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern on September 1 to take part in the All SystemsX.ch Day 2016. Scientists from different systems biology-related disciplines took over the museum for the day, where a packed program offered talks from project leaders and a comprehensive poster exhibition. […]

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