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Subject: What is the real mechanism for penicillin allergy?

Date: Tue Oct 3 22:12:37 2000
Posted by Preecha Homchampa
Grade level: teacher/prof School: KhonKaen University
City: KhonKaen State/Province: No state entered. Country: Thailand
Area of science: Immunology
ID: 970625557.Im

In all immunology textbooks I have read not one mentions about how a T helper cell specific for carrier determinants is activated to 
help B cell specific for haptenic (penicillin) determinant to differentiate into antibody secreting 
plasma cells. I understand that T helper cells should be tolerant to the self carrier proteins. 
Hence, there should be no help from T helper cell for penicillin-specific B cells. 

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