Abstract

In summary, this study will be focused on Il-21 and its implications in the antibody response in influenza. The isotype classes primarily involved in this process will also be examined. This will be accomplished by looking at the serum of mice and analyzing the present influenza specific antibodies using ELISA. Another goal was to optimize the ELISA in order to make it sensitive enough to catch small differences in the results. This topic is important due to its implications for improving influenza vaccinations and preventions as current vaccines are not 100% effective. Influenza contributes to significant disease and death around the world every year and each piece of this puzzle is significant in order for the scientific community to be able to eventually make strides to improve the burden of this disease.

Thesis Completion

2021

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

McKinstry, Kai

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Medicine

Department

Immunity and Pathogenesis

Degree Program

Biomedical Scienes

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

5-1-2021

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