Wednesday, October 20, 2010

PotLD Episode 8: Lymphocyte Activation & MHC

In this episode of PotLD I cover how B-Cells and T-Cells are activated and the role the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) plays. I introduce an interesting theory on how zombies can always seem to find us. Also I announce the Italian Zombie Movie CONTEST!!! Watch the video to find out how to enter! Deadline is Saturday November 20th 6pm EST. Contestants will be randomly drawn to receive one of the following prizes: 1st place: Italian Zombie Movie parts 1&2 double feature DVD 2nd place: T-Shirt LG or SM (based on preference) 3rd place: T-Shirt LG or SM (based on 2nd place winner) 4th place: His & Hers Underwear set 5th place: Signed poster Additional swag randomly distributed in prize packs! To see the prizes watch: If you are under 18 please obtain parents permission. Clips used in this episode: War Games (1983) Hamburger Helper commercial (1983) MST3k #423 Volkswagon Jetta commercial (2000) Undead (2003) Chinese army marching Sorry but the sound is a little wonky in parts, I'm not sure why. And yes I realize that I say "right" quite often. I'm working to correct that. In the meantime, you can start a drinking game. :) References for MHC Zombie theory: +Boehm, T; Zufall, F (2006). "MHC peptides and the sensory evaluation of genotype". +Wedekind, C; Seebeck, T; Bettens, F; Paepke, A J (June 1995). "MHC-dependent mate preferences in humans" +Santos, P S; Schinemann, J A; Gabardo, J; Bicalho, Mda G (April 2005). "New evidence that the MHC influences odor perception in humans: a study with 58 Southern Brazilian students". +Jacob S, McClintock MK, Zelano B, Ober C (February 2002). "Paternally inherited HLA alleles are associated with women's choice of male odor". +or you can just visit: