Home

About

Advanced Search

Browse by Discipline

Scientific Societies

E-print Alerts

Add E-prints

E-print Network
FAQHELPSITE MAPCONTACT US


  Advanced Search  

 
TheJournalofExperimentalMedicine The Rockefeller University Press $30.00
 

Summary: TheJournalofExperimentalMedicine
ARTICLE
The Rockefeller University Press $30.00
J. Exp. Med. Vol. 206 No. 2 477-490
www.jem.org/cgi/doi/10.1084/jem.20080669
477
In T cell­dependent antibody responses, B cells
are triggered to undergo a second round of anti-
body diversification in germinal centers (GCs) (1).
Somatichypermutation(SHM)introducesmu-
tations into rearranged variable (V) regions of
Ig genes allowing antibody affinity matura-
tion (2, 3), whereas class switch recombination
(CSR) exchanges the Ig constant (C) region to
modify the effector function of the antibody (4).
Both SHM and CSR rely on activation-in-
duced deaminase (AID), an enzyme which de-
aminates cytidine residues in single-stranded
DNA (5). The DNA deamination model of
SHM suggests the conversion of G-C basepairs

  

Source: Alt,, Frederick - Immune Disease Institute, Harvard University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine