Search Results for: lampreys

Lampreys and the reverse spy problem

January 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

To get around auto-reactivity obstacles, Emory/U of Toronto researchers turned to organisms that have very different immune systems from humans: lampreys.

Lampreys hint at origin of ancient immune cells

August 15th, 2013 (No Comments)

Lampreys’ alternative path hints at the evolution of the vertebrate immune system

Present at the creation: immunology from chickens to lampreys

April 23rd, 2012 (1 Comment)

You can get far in biology by asking: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Max Cooper discovered the basis of modern immunology by asking basic questions. Cooper was selected for the 2012 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award, and on Thursday evening dazzled an Emory University School of Medicine audience with a tour […]

Lampreys’ alternative immune system

July 27th, 2009 (No Comments)

At Emory, Max Cooper and his colleagues have been studying lampreys’ versions of white blood cells. In a recent Nature paper, they show that lampreys have two kinds of cells that look very much like B and T cells in mammals, birds and fish.

Exotic immune systems are big business

February 13th, 2018 (No Comments)

Research on lampreys’ variable lymphocyte receptors may seem impractical. Good examples exist of weird animals’ immune systems becoming big business.

Max Cooper celebrated in Nature for 50 yrs of B cells

January 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

Studying immune cells in chickens, mice and lampreys

Alternative antibody architecture

September 19th, 2014 (No Comments)

The complex genomic apparatus for making lampreys’ antibody-like receptors