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Michael Heidelberger and the Demystification of Antibodies

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Michael Heidelberger and the Demystification of Antibodies

Heather L Van Epps. J Exp Med.

Abstract

Having defined the protein nature of antibodies under the tutelage of Oswald Avery, Michael Heidelberger was the first to apply mathematics to the reaction of antibodies and their antigens (the "precipitin reaction"). Heidelberger's calculations launched decades of research that helped reveal the specificity, function, and origin of antibodies.

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