Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
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Chapter 17 - Basic Principles of Adaptive Immunity and Immunization - Self Quiz - Page 358: 19


(b) Superantigen

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Superantigen is an antigen that overstimulates the immune system by bonding non-specifically to MHC on antigen-presenting cells. It causes food poisoning, toxic shock syndrome and scalded skin syndrome.
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