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Activation-induced Deaminase : On the Targeting Mechanism of Aid to the Immunoglobulin Loci (Hardcover)
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The mechanism of hypermutation, the process needed for B cell affinity maturation, is one of the last great mysteries in molecular biology. Activation-induced deaminase (AID) is absolutely required for hypermutation, but the mechanism by which it is recruited specifically to antibody-encoding genes remains enigmatic. This book summarizes the research on AID in the context of its central role in the affinity maturation of B cells.