Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 33, Number 2, February 2006
|Page(s)||147 - 150|
|Section||Physics of Biological Systems|
|Published online||08 February 2006|
Antibodies production and the maintenance of the immunological memory
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária – EMBRAPA, Brasilia/DF 70770-901, Brazil
Centro Regional VI, Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul – UERGS, Porto Alegre 90010-030, Brazil
Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Porto Alegre 90040-060, Brazil
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 November 2005
Published online: 8 February 2006
In this work we have considered the R. Nayak et al. [Immunology 102, 387 (2001)] biological model – Relay Hypothesis – to study the time evolution of the clonal repertoire, including the populations of antibodies. Our results suggest that the decrease of the production of antibodies favors the global maintenance of immune memory.
PACS: 87.10.+e – General theory and mathematical aspects / 87.90.+y – Other topics in biological and medical physics (restricted to new topics in section 87) / 89.75.-k – Complex systems / 05.10.-a – Computational methods in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics
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