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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 9 years ago

what is orginal antigenic sin?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Wow, I remember that term used in a microbiology lecture fifty years ago! To my recollection, when an infant makes an antibody to to a certain foreign protein - an influenza virus, for example - the infant will subsequently preferentially make antibody against that protein when confronted with a similar but different antigen. It has been used to explain why we don't acquire permanent immunity to colds, flu, and perhaps many other infections.

    Source(s): Disclosure compels me to state that my grades in theology were better than those in immunology.
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  • Betty
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    9 years ago

    ? an STD

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