MadSci Network: Immunology

Subject: Is there not a method of illuminating viral pathogens?

Date: Thu Oct 19 10:29:40 2000
Posted by Gaven
Grade level: undergrad School: Uni of Herts
City: London State/Province: No state entered. Country: England
Area of science: Immunology
ID: 971965780.Im

Because if this was possible, would the immune response be faster to the 
pathogen? I know of the opsonisation process that performs this task, but 
in the case of AIDS, is it not possible to float marker substances in high 
risk patients so that an AIDS particle is detected, faster by the white 
cells, although it is the T4 helper cells that are infected, increasing 
the difficulty in identifying the viral particle as foreign?
Please help if you can this has been bugging me for ages!?! 

Re: Is there not a method of illuminating viral pathogens?

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