AID-initiated purposeful mutations in immunoglobulin genes

M.F. Goodman, M.D. Schaarf, F.E. Romesberg, Adv. Immunol. (2007) 94:127-155.
pubpic2007goodmanWe review the role of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) in the complex process of somatic hypermutation (SHM) and present recent advances in experimental methods to characterize antibody dynamics as a function of SHM to help elucidate the role that the AID-induced mutations play in tailoring molecular recognition.