Antibodies 2012, 1(1), 1; doi:10.3390/antib1010001
Editorial

Welcome to Antibodies: A New Open Access, Multidisciplinary Journal

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Received: 15 December 2011; Accepted: 23 December 2011 / Published: 30 December 2011
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Excerpt: Secreted antibodies are a key player for exerting appropriate humoral immunity. For instance, in infectious diseases, poly-specific “natural” antibodies provide early protection, independent of T cell help. If this line of defense is crossed, T cell-dependent immune responses then generate a humoral memory provided by long-lived plasma cells secreting specific antibodies of adapted avidity and isotype. Secreted antibodies provide an efficient line of defense against re-infection and are backed up by specific memory B and T cells. In the field of humoral immunity, great discoveries including identification of a special T cell subset helping B cell activation (TFH), have been made in a last couple of years; however, important questions (such as mechanisms for affinity maturation of antibodies) still remain. [...]
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Kurosaki, T. Welcome to Antibodies: A New Open Access, Multidisciplinary Journal. Antibodies 2012, 1, 1.

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Kurosaki T. Welcome to Antibodies: A New Open Access, Multidisciplinary Journal. Antibodies. 2012; 1(1):1.

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Kurosaki, Tomohiro. 2012. "Welcome to Antibodies: A New Open Access, Multidisciplinary Journal." Antibodies 1, no. 1: 1.

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