Tuesday, 11 May 2021
C5a-C5aR1 axis plays a role in cobra venom immunopathology

Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.zaA Recent study demonstrates the role of the C5a-C5aR1 axis in the promoting immunopathology associated with cobra venom. These findings have potential implications for the development of novel snake bite immunotherapy.

Publication Date:
Fri, 07 May 2021 - 13:00
Antibody response to vaccination post-COVID-19 infection

COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 update from Immunopaedia.org.zaStudies suggest that a single dose of BNT162b2 confers the same benefit as two doses given to those with or without previous SARS-CoV-2 infection; this may be crucial for vaccine distribution programs as a single shot could be sufficient in previously infected people.

Publication Date:
Tue, 04 May 2021 - 09:45
Aged Neutrophils support tumor metastasis

Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.zaSince nothing is known about aged neutrophils in cancer biology and mature neutrophils in the circulation are considered to be heterogenous, Peng et al. examined how metastatic cancers regulate mature neutrophils. To this end, they induced tumor growth in mice by injecting cells from breast cancer..

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 10:45
P.falciparum secretes extracellular vesicles with functional 20S proteasomes to prime RBCs for parasite invasion

Immunology research update from Immunopaedia.org.zaP.falciparum is able to modulate the RBC’s membrane stiffness. However, can P.falciparum remodel naïve surrounding RBCs in preparation for invasion while growing inside their host RBC?


Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 08:45