Advice for Immunology Paper

wetsel_r at wetsel_r at
Mon Jan 25 09:41:37 EST 1993

In a previous article, KJSHIV01 at (KEVIN JAY SHIVELY/SCC) wrote:
>	I am an undergraduate pre-med student at the University of Louisville.
>I am currently enrolled in a graduate level immunology course.  The problem is 
>we are to write a 10-30 page paper on some topic of interest in Immunology
>that goes into a fair amount of depth.  I am interested if anyone out there
>might have some ideas on a possibly good topic and maybe even a few pointers
>on finding some really good research journals.  I am not wanting any responses
>with offers of pre-fabricated papers....I always do my own work and do it well.
>However, if anyone out there can help me with some good "starter" ideas it 
>would be greatly appreciated.  Since this is my last semester and I have a 
>very full schedule I would rather not spend hours in the library just trying
>to come up with an idea.
>						Thanks,
>						Kevin Shively
>						KJSHIV01 at ulkyvx

If it were me, I'd go for superantigens myself.  It's facinating how SA's 
skirt around the specificity of the immune system and stimulate T cells 
that only bear a particular V-beta element.  I'd keep the discussion 
limited to bacterial SA's as viral SA's are a bit more complex.  

Start with Anal. Rev. Immunology 1991 with Kappler and Marrack.  Do a 
medline on either one, and on superantigens (as a subject) itself.  After 
that, there will be more than enough info to get you going...

Happy searching!

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