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The shape of molecules affects the way they function. A test for the body's response to intruders can make use of this. Students are introduced to the role of molecular shape, weak attractions and charge in biology and biochemistry, and then undertake a simulated Direct ELISA test.
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The shape of molecules affects the way they function. A test for the body's response to intruders can make use of this.
Additional Related Concepts
A connection is made between illness, a test for antigens of that illness, and a body's immune response -- the antibodies -- to it.
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