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Cytokines for COMLEX

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by pathologyDO, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. pathologyDO

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    Hey guys, I've heard that one of the higher yield things you could learn for immuno on the COMLEX are the cytokines involved in cancer. Does anyone know where I can read about this? Looked in FA but didn't really see anything in the Immuno section regarding this subject.

    Thanks
     
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    I'd say these are low yield bud. Your better off cramming something else in.
     
  5. DrEnderW

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    I had ~5 questions on TNF-alpha with 2-3 of them about cachexia and cancer.
     
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  6. TheFuture_22

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    I answered TNF-alpha so many times I started to question myself.
     
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    Is it common for COMLEX to test on certain subjects more than others? 5 questions on TNF to fulfill the cytokine section seems lopsided. I noticed this too on COMSAE's with certain topics getting 5 questions and others getting 0. weird that they wouldnt spread it out more.
     
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    How do I palate a cytokine?

    Really though, I'll brush up on the TNF I suppose...
     
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    COMLEX seems to like TNF.


     
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    Speaking of TNF. My PI said that TNF-alpha is an outdated term since TNF-beta is now coined lymphotoxin-alpha.
     
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    Don't you dare confuse us like that!!
     
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    I'm sorry!!!!
     
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    [​IMG]

    So:
    A) TNF-alpha
    B) TNF-Beta coined lymphotoxin-alpha
    C) Wrong answer
    D) Wrong answer
    E) That's a paddin'

    Do we pick A or B?
     
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