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BCells and CFS--Discover Magazine "Big Ideas" Column

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by jenbooks, Apr 4, 2013.

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    thanks jen!
     
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    Maybe this explains why some of became ill during/after a severe 'flu'. There would have been a lot of B-cell mutation going on then which would have increased the chance of a mistake.
     
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    No, that is a misinterpretation. Bcells undergo the same evolutionary process whether its the common cold or a bad flu. They don't mutate more because of a flu. It isn't "harder" for them to develop antibodies to flu than other pathogens.
     
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    Thanks Jen.
     

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