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Immune system (11,151 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article

The immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune
Immunosuppression (598 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
or efficacy of the immune system. Some portions of the immune system itself have immunosuppressive effects on other parts of the immune system, and immunosuppression
Immunology (3,301 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. It deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health
Immunogenetics (800 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
between the immune system and genetics. Autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, are complex genetic traits which result from defects in the immune system
Adjuvant (1,007 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the effect of other agents. Adjuvants may be added to vaccine to modify the immune response by boosting it such as to give a higher amount of antibodies
CD72 (95 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Differentiation 72), also known in murine biology as Lyb-2, is a protein active in the immune system of animals. It consists of two identical halves, each of about
Lymphokine (184 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
lymphocyte. They are protein mediators typically produced by T cells to direct the immune system response by signalling between its cells. Lymphokines have many
Phagocyte (7,958 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
back to its surface. This material is then displayed to other cells of the immune system. Some phagocytes then travel to the body's lymph nodes and display
Immunostimulant (621 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immunostimulators, are substances (drugs and nutrients) that stimulate the immune system by inducing activation or increasing activity of any of its components
Antigen (2,096 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
within the body ("self") or from the external environment ("non-self"). The immune system is usually non-reactive against "self" antigens under normal homeostatic
Clonal anergy (980 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the most extreme example) seem to exploit the immune system's use of tolerance induction to evade the immune system, though the suppression of specific
Immune receptor (110 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
(for example, a cytokine) and causes a response in the immune system. The main receptors in the immune system are pattern recognition receptors (PRRs)
Clonal selection (1,407 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
theory in immunology that explains the functions of cells (lymphocytes) of the immune system in response to specific antigens invading the body. The concept
Neuroimmune system (186 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
participate in signalling between the immune and nervous systems. See the article on the immune system for the structure the immune system. The key components
Somatic hypermutation (757 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Somatic hypermutation (or SHM) is a cellular mechanism by which the immune system adapts to the new foreign elements that confront it (eg. microbes), as
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Thymosins are small proteins present in many animal tissues. They are named thymosins because they were originally isolated from the thymus, but most are
MYO1F (527 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
that in humans is encoded by the MYO1F gene. It is expressed mainly in the immune system and might be involved in cell adhesion and motility. It is a candidate
Microbial toxins (467 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
infection and disease by directly damaging host tissues and by disabling the immune system. Some bacterial toxins, such as Botulinum neurotoxins, are the
CD96 (211 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
adhesive interactions of activated T and NK cells during the late phase of the immune response. It may also function in antigen presentation. Alternative splicing
Immunopathology (84 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the pathology of an organism, organ system, or disease with respect to the immune system, immunity, and immune responses. It is a subspecialty of clinical
Conformational epitope (314 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
that come in direct contact with a receptor of the immune system. An antigen is any substance that the immune system can recognize as foreign. Antigens are
Immunoglobulin superfamily (831 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
surface antigen receptors, co-receptors and co-stimulatory molecules of the immune system, molecules involved in antigen presentation to lymphocytes, cell
Complement system (3,279 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
article is about an aspect of the immune system. For other uses, see Complement. The complement system is a part of the immune system that helps or complements
Epitope (821 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antigenic determinant, is the part of an antigen that is recognized by the immune system, specifically by antibodies, B cells, or T cells. For example,
Coeliac disease (10,994 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
prolamins, the enzyme tissue transglutaminase modifies the protein, and the immune system cross-reacts with the small-bowel tissue, causing an inflammatory
Seafood allergy (338 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
found in shellfish, scaly fish, or crustaceans, causes an overreaction of the immune system, which, for millions of people, may lead to severe physical symptoms
Systems immunology (180 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the immune system in the more integrated perspective on how entities and players participate at different system levels to the immune function. The immune
EGF module-containing mucin-like hormone receptor (361 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
separate gene. These receptors are predominantly expressed in cells of the immune system and bind ligands such as CD55. Baud V, Chissoe SL, Viegas-Péquignot
Cancer vaccine (2,534 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
are destroyed by the healthy immune system; and that cancer forms when the immune system fails to destroy them. One approach to cancer vaccination is
HLA-B (1,624 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
role in the immune system. HLA-B is part of a family of genes called the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex. The HLA complex helps the immune system
FOXP3 (2,111 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Regulatory T cells generally turn the immune response down. In cancer, an excess of regulatory T cell activity can prevent the immune system from destroying cancer
Pathogenesis (399 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
multiple processes. For example, certain cancers arise from dysfunction of the immune system (skin tumors and lymphoma after a renal transplant, which requires
Niels Kaj Jerne (1,074 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
"[f]or theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal
Cedelizumab (37 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Cedelizumab is a monoclonal antibody acting on the immune system. Possible indications include the prevention of organ transplant rejections and the treatment
Teneliximab (56 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Teneliximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody binding to the immune stimulatory protein CD40. As of 2009[update], it has not entered clinical trials.
Rheumatology (965 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
tissue disorders. Many of these diseases are now known to be disorders of the immune system, and rheumatology is increasingly the study of immunology. One
Mucosal immunology (269 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Mucosal immunology is the portion of the immune system which provides protection to an organism's various mucous membranes from invasion by potentially
Viral envelope (237 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
possess great adaptability and can change in a short time in order to evade the immune system. Enveloped viruses can cause persistent infections. Classes of
Polyclonal B cell response (5,673 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immune response, parts of pathogens (e.g. bacteria) are recognized by the immune system as foreign (non-self), and eliminated or effectively neutralized
Immunomics (3,775 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
recently, these technologies have been used to help better understand how the immune system functions and how it is regulated. Two thirds of the genome is
Keliximab (86 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
monoclonal antibody for the treatment of severe chronic asthma. It suppresses the immune reaction by binding to white blood cells via the protein CD4. The drug
William B. Coley Award (454 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
and tumor immunology and whose work has deepened our understanding of the immune system's response to disease, including cancer. The first awards were
IC3b (104 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
is useful for basic research, and in some cases it is possible to get the immune system to attack those cells, thus opening the possibility of new cancer
Trypanosomiasis vaccine (338 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
obstacle is variant surface glycoprotein which makes it difficult for the immune system to recognize the infectious organism. Also, Trypanosoma brucei
STAT protein (445 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
evidence that STAT proteins are involved in the development and function of the immune system and play a role in maintaining immune tolerance and tumour surveillance
Globulin (373 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
solutions. Some globulins are produced in the liver, while others are made by the immune system. Globulins, albumin, and fibrinogen are the major blood proteins
Caspase 5 (95 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
caspase 4 and the murine caspase 4 homolog caspase 11, and has a role in the immune system. The Proteolysis Map Caspase Martinon F, Tschopp J (2007). "Inflammatory
Mycobacterium obuense (99 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Mycobacterium obuense is immunomodulatory and has been used to direct the immune response in the treatment of cancers - notably pancreatic cancer and malignant
Psychoneuroimmunology (4,010 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
both the brain and the immune system. The discovery by Pert et al. that neuropeptides and neurotransmitters act directly upon the immune system shows their
Boston's sign (95 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
with Graves-Basedow disease, a type of hyperthyroidism. In this disease, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland and the soft tissues surrounding the
Allergic reactions to anaesthesia (178 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
alternatives. This is done weeks after the initial reaction to allow the immune system to reset itself. However, skin testing can be misleading in giving
Agranulocyte (285 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
pathogens to enable their destruction. CD4+ (helper) T cells co-ordinate the immune response (they are what becomes defective in an HIV infection). CD8+ (cytotoxic)
Tildrakizumab (170 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
block interleukin-23, a cytokine that plays an important role in managing the immune system and autoimmune disease. Originally developed by Schering-Plough
Immune complex (251 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
to as a singular immune complex. After an antigen-antibody reaction, the immune complexes can be subject to any of a number of responses, including complement
Immunophysics (21 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Immunophysics is a branch of immunology and physics which studies the physical workings of the immune system. BioMolecular Modeling & Design Laboratory
T helper cell (4,846 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cells (Th cells) are a type of T cell that play an important role in the immune system, particularly in the adaptive immune system. They help the activity
CD22 (567 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
speaking, CD22 is a regulatory molecule that prevents the overactivation of the immune system and the development of autoimmune diseases. CD22 is a sugar binding
Degranulation (420 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
inside some cells. It is used by several different cells involved in the immune system, including granulocytes (neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils)
Immunoproteomics (124 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Immunoproteomics is the study of large sets of proteins (proteomics) involved in the immune response. Examples of common applications of immunoproteomics include:
Postpartum thyroiditis (813 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Postpartum thyroiditis is believed to result from the modifications to the immune system necessary in pregnancy, and histologically is a subacute lymphocytic
TLR2 (1,757 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
differentiation 282). TLR2 is one of the toll-like receptors and plays a role in the immune system. TLR2 is a membrane protein, a receptor, which is expressed on
Immunochemistry (129 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
involves the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of the immune system, especially the nature of antibodies, antigens and their interactions
Gerald Edelman (2,732 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work with Rodney Robert Porter on the immune system. Edelman's Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discovery of
Formyl peptide receptor (959 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cell response to infection. These receptors may also act to suppress the immune system under certain conditions. The close phylogenetical relation of
Stress (biology) (10,369 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
these changes can be detrimental to the immune system. Much research has shown a negative effect stress has on the immune system, mostly through studies where
X-linked agammaglobulinemia (1,494 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
complete lack of antibodies in their bloodstream. B cells are part of the immune system and normally manufacture antibodies (called immunoglobulins), which
Lupus nephritis (1,139 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease of the immune system. Apart from the kidneys, SLE can also damage the skin, joints,
Autoimmunity (5,085 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
to ignore "self", while reacting to "non-self". This breakage leads to the immune system's mounting an effective and specific immune response against self
Immunologic adjuvant (3,786 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
In immunology, an adjuvant is a component that potentiates the immune responses to an antigen and/or modulates it towards the desired immune responses
Mononuclear phagocyte system (347 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
called Reticuloendothelial System or Macrophage System) is a part of the immune system that consists of the phagocytic cells located in reticular connective
Antibody (9,474 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
is a large Y-shape protein produced by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and
Immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (197 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
repeated twice in the cytoplasmic tails of certain cell surface proteins of the immune system. The motif contains a tyrosine separated from a leucine or isoleucine
N-Arachidonylglycine (1,544 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of lipidomics due to its wide range of signaling targets in the brain, the immune system and throughout various other bodily systems. In combination with
Phagocytosis (1,194 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
for cellular processes, except in the case of the animal Trichoplax. In the immune system, phagocytosis is a major mechanism used to remove pathogens and
Biological response modifiers (470 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
therapy often relies on the immune system being used to attack cancer cells) and in treating autoimmune diseases (in which the immune system attacks the self)
CCR4 (373 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
play fundamental roles in the development, homeostasis, and function of the immune system, and they have effects on cells of the central nervous system as
Inactivated vaccine (153 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
but the virus capsid proteins are intact enough to be recognized by the immune system and evoke a response. When manufactured correctly, the vaccine
Complement deficiency (388 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
greater susceptibility to infections. Because there are redundancies in the immune system, many complement disorders are never diagnosed. A recent study
Groin (327 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
there are three to five deep inguinal lymph nodes that play a role in the immune system. These can be swollen due to certain diseases, the most common
Programmed cell death 1 (2,859 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
PD-L2. PD-1 and its ligands play an important role in down regulating the immune system by preventing the activation of T-cells, which in turn reduces
Sialoadhesin (421 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
is a cell adhesion molecule found on the surface of certain cells of the immune system called macrophages. It is found in especially high amounts on macrophages
Protein serine/threonine phosphatase (285 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
also used to manufacture structural proteins and useful to propagate the immune system. Serine and threonine have similar side-chain compositions and
Lymphocytopenia (703 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
blood. Lymphocytes are a white blood cell with important functions in the immune system. The opposite is lymphocytosis, which refers to an excessive level
LILRB3 (677 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
thought to control inflammatory responses and cytotoxicity to help focus the immune response and limit autoreactivity. Multiple transcript variants encoding
Nomenclature of monoclonal antibodies (2,162 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antibodies. An antibody is a protein that is produced in B cells and used by the immune system of humans and other vertebrate animals to identify a specific foreign
Interleukin-3 receptor (129 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
transmit the signal of interleukin-3, a soluble cytokine important in the immune system. The gene coding for the receptor is located in the pseudoautosomal
Multiple sclerosis (9,800 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
clear, the underlying mechanism is thought to be either destruction by the immune system or failure of the myelin-producing cells. Proposed causes for this
Pathophysiology of HIV/AIDS (1,236 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
several HIV gene products and the immune response to ongoing HIV replication. Another cause is the breakdown of the immune surveillance system of the mucosal
Antigen presentation (644 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Antigen presentation describes a vital process of the immune system. Immune cells cannot "see inside" other cells, which may be infected with viruses or
Pathophysiology of HIV/AIDS (1,236 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
several HIV gene products and the immune response to ongoing HIV replication. Another cause is the breakdown of the immune surveillance system of the mucosal
Osteoimmunology (735 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
years ago that studies the interface between the skeletal system and the immune system, comprising the “osteo-immune system”. Osteoimmunology also studies
Antigen presentation (644 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Antigen presentation describes a vital process of the immune system. Immune cells cannot "see inside" other cells, which may be infected with viruses or
Interferon (5,147 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
for communication between cells to trigger the protective defenses of the immune system that help eradicate pathogens. Interferons are named for their
Purine analogue (139 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
preventing the clonal expansion of lymphocytes in the induction phase of the immune response, it affects both the cell and the humoral immunity. It also successfully
Immune network theory (2,119 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
The immune network theory is a theory of how the adaptive immune system works, that has been developed since 1974 mainly by Niels Jerne and Geoffrey W
Blocking antibody (127 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Blocking antibodies have been described as a mechanism for HSV-1 to evade the immune system. Binding antibody Blocking Antibodies at the US National Library
Autoantibody (1,585 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
An autoantibody is an antibody (a type of protein) produced by the immune system that is directed against one or more of the individual's own proteins
Mitumomab (61 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Mitumomab attacks tumour cells, while the vaccine is thought to activate the immune system. As of September 2009[update], the drug is undergoing Phase III
Cross-reactivity (657 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
creates the immune response will have an epitope on it that stimulates the response. Denaturing the protein may 'disarm' its function but allow the immune system
Receptor (biochemistry) (1,936 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
to the hormone. Main article: Immune receptor The main receptors in the immune system are pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), toll-like receptors (TLRs)
Artificial immune system (1,602 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
processes of the vertebrate immune system. The algorithms typically exploit the immune system's characteristics of learning and memory to solve a problem.
Meningitis (8,615 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of the immune system to the entry of bacteria into the central nervous system. When components of the bacterial cell membrane are identified by the immune
NLRC3 (130 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
domain containing 3, is an intracellular protein that plays a role in the immune system. It was previously known as nucleotide-binding oligomerization
TIRAP (126 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
gene is a TIR adaptor protein involved in the TLR4 signaling pathway of the immune system. It activates NF-kappa-B, MAPK1, MAPK3 and JNK, which then results
Baruj Benacerraf (1,235 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
complex genes which encode cell surface protein molecules important for the immune system's distinction between self and non-self". His colleagues and shared
Combined immunodeficiencies (88 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
deficiency) are immunodeficiency disorders that involve multiple components of the immune system, including both humoral immunity and cell-mediated immunity. This
Type III hypersensitivity (553 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
The Immune System (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Garland Science. p. 390.  "Chapter 19". Retrieved 2009-01-08.  Parham, Peter (2009). "12". The Immune System
Guselkumab (163 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Interleukin 23 is a cytokine that plays an important role in managing the immune system and autoimmune disease. This drug was developed by Janssen Global
Complement component 3 (900 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Complement component 3, often simply called C3, is a protein of the immune system. It plays a central role in the complement system and contributes to
Neuroimmunology (2,651 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, and immunology, the study of the immune system. Neuroimmunologists seek to better understand the interactions
PD-L1 (1,726 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
protein that has been speculated to play a major role in suppressing the immune system during particular events such as pregnancy, tissue allografts,
Dead Island: Riptide (1,908 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
her. When the immune find a boat, they are greeted by Serpo again; he freely admits to orchestrating the outbreaks, but offers the immune medical help
CD97 (1,293 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the adhesion-GPCR receptor family expressed predominantly by cells of the immune system. Family members are characterized by an extended extracellular
Momin Prohod (395 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
prognosis of the scientists about the favourable influence of the water on the immune reactivity of human organism and its strengthened resistance to ray injuries
NFAT (710 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
One or more members of the NFAT family is expressed in most cells of the immune system. NFAT is also involved in the development of cardiac, skeletal
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (3,384 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
aspergillosis (ABPA) is a condition characterised by an exaggerated response of the immune system (a hypersensitivity response) to the fungus Aspergillus (most commonly
Type IV hypersensitivity (322 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
further inducing the release of other Th1 cytokines, thus mediating the immune response. Activated CD8+ T cells destroy target cells on contact, whereas
Pattern recognition receptor (2,668 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) are a primitive part of the immune system. They are proteins expressed by cells of the innate immune system to identify
XBP1 (1,128 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
regulates the expression of genes important to the proper functioning of the immune system and in the cellular stress response. The X-box binding protein
Chronic stress (1,069 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
disease), damage to muscle tissue, inhibition of growth, suppression of the immune system, and damage to mental health. Animals exposed to distressing
RFXANK (1,056 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
transmembrane proteins that have a central role in development and control of the immune system. The protein encoded by this gene, along with regulatory factor
Caspase 4 (106 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
caspase 1, caspase 5 (and the murine homolog caspase 11), with a role in the immune system. The Proteolysis Map Caspase Martinon F, Tschopp J (2007). "Inflammatory
Bacteria (14,644 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
bacteria in the body are rendered harmless by the protective effects of the immune system, and some are beneficial. However, several species of bacteria
Bursa of Fabricius (651 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
later by Max Cooper and Robert Good, is necessary for B cell (part of the immune system) development in birds. Mammals generally do not have an equivalent
Humoral immunity (1,323 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
components that form the immune system, including their function and interaction, is the central science of immunology. The immune system is divided into
CTLA-4 (2,642 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
(cluster of differentiation 152), is a protein receptor that downregulates the immune system. CTLA4 is found on the surface of T cells, which lead the cellular
Exotoxin (1,479 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antibodies produced by the immune system, but many exotoxins are so toxic that they may be fatal to the host before the immune system has a chance to
Type II hypersensitivity (323 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
hypersensitivity (or cytotoxic hypersensitivity) the antibodies produced by the immune response bind to antigens on the patient's own cell surfaces. The antigens
Allergy (9,413 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. Symptoms include red eyes, itchiness, and runny nose, eczema, hives, or an asthma attack
Linear epitope (321 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
three-dimensional shape and its protein structure. An antigen is any substance that the immune system can recognize as being foreign and which provokes an immune response
Profilin (731 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
wound healing, and the hunting down of infectious intruders by cells of the immune system. Profilin also binds sequences rich in the amino acid proline in
Chromosome 6 (human) (1,002 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Histocompatibility Complex, which contains over 100 genes related to the immune response, and plays a vital role in organ transplantation. Identifying
Carbuncle (466 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
turn lethal. However, the presence of carbuncles is actually a sign that the immune system is working. The infection is contagious and may spread to other
Complement membrane attack complex (772 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
pathway of the complement system, and it is one of the effector proteins of the immune system. The membrane-attack complex (MAC) forms transmembrane channels
Bacteremia (782 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
during intravenous drug abuse). Bacteremia can have several consequences. The immune response to the bacteria can cause sepsis and septic shock, which has
Retinal pigment epithelium (1,160 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immune privileged space which is disconnected from the immune system of the blood stream. The immune privilege is supported by the RPE in two ways. First
Immunologic activation (87 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
activation is the transition of leucocytes and other cell types involved in the immune system. On the other hand, deactivation is the transition in the reverse
Histocompatibility (408 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
tissues as self-antigens, to which the immune system raises antibodies to recognise, but becomes tolerant to. The immune system at first makes antibodies
Betaherpesvirinae (395 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
neurons, and Gammaherpesvirinae, which establish latency in cells of the immune system, such as B-cells. There are four known member species of the Betaherpesvirinae
Carbuncle (466 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
turn lethal. However, the presence of carbuncles is actually a sign that the immune system is working. The infection is contagious and may spread to other
Antigenic drift (1,224 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Antigenic drift occurs in both influenza A and influenza B viruses. The immune system recognizes viruses when antigens on the surfaces of virus particles
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recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and keep a record of it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms
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immune dysfunction resulting from exposure of an organism to a xenobiotic. The immune dysfunction may take the form of immunosuppression or alternatively, allergy
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alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune system's natural defense against infections. The alternative pathway is
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understanding of how the immune system interacts with cancer. His work on the cancer immunoediting hypothesis has helped reveal that the immune system is not
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This article is about the immune system cell. For the electrical cell, see Battery (vacuum tube)#Wings. B cells or B lymphocytes are a type of lymphocyte
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production that is critical for a pregnancy in humans; it also affects the immune tolerance of the pregnancy. . hCG is excreted in the urine of pregnant
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composition for MHC binding. These proteins whose expression increases during the immune response include the 11S regulatory particle, whose main known biological
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Ancylostoma braziliense are the two most common hookworms to infect cats, causing anemia and also compromising the immune system. additional information
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g., basolateral) portions. The term epithelioid cell also refers to a specialized cell type of the immune system. epithelioid at eMedicine Dictionary
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polypeptide), also known as ITGAL, is a human gene which functions in the immune system. It is involved in cellular adhesion and costimulatory signaling
Rolf M. Zinkernagel (360 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 for the discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells. He received his MD degree from
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circulatory system and the regulation of acellular activity and functioning of the immune system. Other blood proteins act as enzymes, complement components, protease
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to the external aqueous phase, and thus accessible for recognition by the immune system. Antibodies against phosphorylcholine are naturally occurring
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maintenance of optimum pH, and the circulation of proteins and cells of the immune system. In developed countries, the two leading causes of death, myocardial
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undetectable. During an infection or immunization, antigens enter the blood and the immune system begins to produce antibodies in response. Seroconversion is the
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tolerance or immunological tolerance describes a state of unresponsiveness of the immune system to substances or tissue that have the capacity to elicit an immune
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predominantly on the surface of B cells, which are an important part of the immune system. TACI is a lymphocyte-specific member of the tumor necrosis factor
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hypersensitivity to dietary substances from soy causing an overreaction of the immune system which may lead to severe physical symptoms for millions of people
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is also not used by Archaea. In the human body, fMet is recognized by the immune system as foreign material, or as an alarm signal released by damaged
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DQ heterodimer, a cell surface receptor essential to the function of the immune system. HLA-DQB1 belongs to the HLA class II beta chain paralogues.
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in an effort to protect against infectious disease, works by 'priming' the immune system with an 'immunogen'. Stimulating immune responses with an infectious
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establish their importance in the immune surveillance of the intestinal lumen and in facilitating the generation of the immune response within the mucosa
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so treatment is aimed at alleviating the severity of symptoms until the immune system has cleared the infection. BAV is a small (72–75 nm in size)
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monocyte or a macrophage. These blood cells are a critical component in the immune system to fight infection and adapt to intruders. The lymphocyte population
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(KIRs), are a family of cell surface proteins found on important cells of the immune system called natural killer (NK) cells. They regulate the killing function
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expressed in white blood cells, and are therefore involved in regulation of the immune system. The receptor is activated by a signal from interferon, interleukin
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varioliformis acuta", and "parapsoriasis varioliformis") is a disease of the immune system. It is the more severe version of pityriasis lichenoides chronica
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thought to control inflammatory responses and cytotoxicity to help focus the immune response and limit autoreactivity. Multiple transcript variants encoding
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neutrophils release granules which destroy the bacteria. The bacteria resist the immune response by releasing toxins called leukocidins. As the neutrophils die
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significantly upon specific antigens Clonal selection theory, a model for how the immune system responds to infection Clonal anergy, a lack of reaction by the
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especially in mammals.[citation needed] Examples of glycoproteins in the immune system are: molecules such as antibodies (immunoglobulins), which interact
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function, bone marrow performance, and in neoplastic disease to stimulate the immune system. Etiocholanolone is also known to be an inhibitory androstane neurosteroid
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KIR proteins are thought to play an important role in regulation of the immune response. Cluster of differentiation Colonna M, Samaridis J (May 1995)
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mainly the responsibility of the immune system with help by some of the body's normal flora and fauna. However, if the immune system or "good" microbiota
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individual from a social relationship Transplant rejection, in medicine, the immune reaction of a host organism to a foreign biological tissue, such as in
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effective manipulation of the immune system that scientists have developed. Immunizations are successful because they utilize the immune system's natural specificity
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bind directly to CA-125, but it works as a "surrogate" antigen, enabling the immune system to identify and attack tumour cells displaying the CA-125 protein
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transmitted actually being susceptible to it, effectively discounting the immune sector of the population. For the disease to be in an endemic steady state:
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KIR proteins are thought to play an important role in regulation of the immune response. Cluster of differentiation Bottino C, Sivori S, Vitale M
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KIR proteins are thought to play an important role in regulation of the immune response. This gene is one of the "framework" loci that is present on
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Main article: Inflammation Inflammation is one of the first responses of the immune system to infection or irritation. Inflammation is stimulated by chemical
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thought to control inflammatory responses and cytotoxicity to help focus the immune response and limit autoreactivity. Multiple transcript variants encoding
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thought to control inflammatory responses and cytotoxicity to help focus the immune response and limit autoreactivity. Multiple transcript variants encoding
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antirejection medications are drugs that inhibit or prevent activity of the immune system. They are used in immunosuppressive therapy to: Prevent the rejection
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(including viruses, mycoplasma, and bacteria) as a defense mechanism against the immune system. Compared to a normal antigen-induced T-cell response where .0001-
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opposes the function of leukotrienes, which are fatty compounds produced by the immune system that promote bronchoconstriction, inflammation, microvascular permeability
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chemically induced skin irritation, requiring light, that does not involve the immune system. It is a type of photosensitivity. The skin response resembles
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Specific granules are secretory vesicles found exclusively in cells of the immune system called granulocytes. They are also known as secondary granules