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Immune system (12,027 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article

The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function
Immunology (3,415 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the: physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders
Antigen (2,413 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Each antibody is specifically produced by the immune system to match an antigen after cells in the immune system come into contact with it; this allows
Immunosuppression (669 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
White blood cell (2,959 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
This article is about the cells of the immune system also known as white blood cells. For the album by the band The White Stripes, see White Blood Cells
Antibody (10,419 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
large, Y-shaped protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The antibody
Autoimmune disease (2,220 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
to becoming active within the immune system, placed into a state of anergy (silently removed from their role within the immune system due to over-activation)
T helper cell (5,443 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
Rheumatology (961 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. Rheumatology is increasingly the study of immunology. One of the
Thymosin (579 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Thymosins are small proteins present in many animal tissues. They are named thymosins because they were originally isolated from the thymus, but most are
Complement system (3,997 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 enhances (complements)
Immunogenetics (721 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 (1,056 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
effect of other agents. Adjuvants may be added to a vaccine to modify the immune response by boosting it such as to give a higher amount of antibodies
Cancer immunotherapy (6,265 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Cancer immunotherapy is the use of the immune system to treat cancer. Immunotherapies can be categorized as active, passive or hybrid (active and passive)
Immunostimulant (604 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
Dendritic cell (3,079 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
This article is about the immune cell. For component of the neuron, see dendrite. Dendritic cells (DCs) are antigen-presenting cells (also known as accessory
Clonal selection (1,395 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
Immunoglobulin superfamily (887 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
Immune complex (263 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
its own with a specific epitope. After an antigen-antibody reaction, the immune complexes can be subject to any of a number of responses, including complement
Lymphatic system (4,816 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and a vital part of the immune system, comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid
Inactivated vaccine (434 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
vaccines are produced by purifying out the antigens that best stimulate the immune system to mount a response to the virus, while removing other components
Groin (347 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
Lymphokine (180 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 signaling between its cells. Lymphokines have many
Cancer vaccine (2,084 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cancerous cells routinely arise and are destroyed by the immune system; and that tumors form when the immune system fails to destroy them. Some types of cancer
FOXP3 (3,292 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
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
Epitope (1,046 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,
Niels Kaj Jerne (1,148 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
"for theories concerning the specificity in development and control of the immune system and the discovery of the principle for production of monoclonal
Autoimmunity (5,098 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
Pathology (5,921 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
complication with the immune system is Immunodeficiency, where the immune system lacks the ability to fight off a certain disease. The immune system’s ability
PD-L1 (1,842 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,
N-Arachidonylglycine (1,427 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
Immunization (1,015 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
itself: this is called active immunization. The most important elements of the immune system that are improved by immunization are the T cells, B cells, and
Microbial toxin (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
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
Viral envelope (228 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
CD22 (553 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
TLR2 (1,867 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
Polyclonal B cell response (5,660 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
Gerald Edelman (2,801 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
Exotoxin (1,498 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
Clonal anergy (1,812 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
Psychoneuroimmunology (4,167 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
walls of both the brain and the immune system. The discovery that neuropeptides and neurotransmitters act directly upon the immune system shows their close
Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (5,226 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
reactions to stress and regulates many body processes, including digestion, the immune system, mood and emotions, sexuality, and energy storage and expenditure
Adaptive immune system (5,353 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
effective manipulation of the immune system that scientists have developed. Immunizations are successful because they utilize the immune system's natural specificity
MYO1F (533 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
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)
Interferon (5,161 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
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
Neuroimmune system (2,750 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
composed primarily of glial cells; among all the hematopoietic cells of the immune system, only mast cells are normally present in the neuroimmune system
Globulin (387 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, albumins, and fibrinogen are the major blood proteins
Purine analogue (180 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
Chronic stress (857 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. Hans Selye (1907–1982), known as
CD96 (205 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
Baruj Benacerraf (1,270 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
Cell-mediated immunity (483 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
release of various cytokines in response to an antigen. Historically, the immune system was separated into two branches: humoral immunity, for which the
Postpartum thyroiditis (812 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
Phagocyte (8,176 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
Immunotherapy (3,403 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
article: Cancer immunotherapy Cancer immunotherapy attempts to stimulate the immune system to destroy tumors. A variety of strategies are in use or are undergoing
Allergy (9,779 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no
Psoriasis (10,065 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
role. Psoriasis is not contagious. The underlying mechanism involves the immune system reacting to skin cells. Diagnosis is typically based on the signs
Thymus (4,181 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
(disambiguation). The thymus is a specialized primary lymphoid organ of the immune system. Within the thymus, T cells or T lymphocytes mature. T cells are
Pattern recognition receptor (2,713 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
HLA-B (1,802 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
Autoantibody (1,553 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
Immunologic adjuvant (2,494 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 (406 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
as the reticuloendothelial system or macrophage system) is a part of the immune system that consists of the phagocytic cells located in reticular connective
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (3,405 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
Receptor (biochemistry) (2,052 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article
to the hormone. Main article: Immune receptor The main receptors in the immune system are pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), toll-like receptors (TLRs)
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.
Immunosuppressive drug (2,748 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antirejection medications are drugs that inhibit or prevent activity of the immune system. They are used in immunosuppressive therapy to: Prevent the rejection
Macrophage (4,299 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
in frequent infections. Beyond increasing inflammation and stimulating the immune system, macrophages also play an important anti-inflammatory role and
Conformational epitope (303 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
Protein serine/threonine phosphatase (290 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
Interleukin 27 (601 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
IL-27 induces differentiation of the diverse populations of T cells in the immune system and also upregulates IL-10. When IL-27 binds to the IL-27 receptor
CCR4 (409 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
Immune tolerance (4,788 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immunological tolerance, or immunotolerance, is a state of unresponsiveness of the immune system to substances or tissue that have the capacity to elicit an immune
Carbuncle (465 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
lethal. However, the presence of a carbuncle is actually a sign that the immune system is active and fighting the infection responsible for the carbuncle
Phagocytosis (1,341 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
process has triggered the name "Phagocytes" for the 1st line of defence in the immune system. Phagocytosis was first noted by Canadian physician William Osler
Innate immune system (4,526 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Main article: Inflammation Inflammation is one of the first responses of the immune system to infection or irritation. Inflammation is stimulated by chemical
Cross-reactivity (741 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
Cytokine (3,141 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of cell. They act through receptors, and are especially important in the immune system; cytokines modulate the balance between humoral and cell-based
Agranulocyte (289 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)
Type IV hypersensitivity (344 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
inducing the further release of other Th1 cytokines, thus mediating the immune response. Activated CD8+ T cells destroy target cells on contact, whereas
Cortisone (1,117 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
intraarticularly (into a joint), or transcutaneously. Cortisone suppresses the immune system, thus reducing inflammation and attendant pain and swelling at
Neuroimmunology (2,737 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
Type II hypersensitivity (327 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
tissue-specific, or cytotoxic hypersensitivity) the antibodies produced by the immune response bind to antigens on the patient's own cell surfaces. The antigens
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
Mepolizumab (512 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
It recognizes and blocks interleukin-5 (IL-5), a signalling protein of the immune system. Mepolizumab is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Immune response (414 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
red cells, a delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction.[citation needed] The immune response can be transferred via serum antibodies introduction from sensitised
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
Glucocorticoid (4,632 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
synonym is glucocorticosteroid. GCs are part of the feedback mechanism in the immune system which reduces certain aspects of immune function, such as reduction
Immunoglobulin A (2,095 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
also referred to as sIgA) is an antibody that plays a crucial role in the immune function of mucous membranes. The amount of IgA produced in association
Trypanosomiasis vaccine (337 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
Degranulation (431 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)
TLR10 (545 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
intact copy of the TLR10 gene. Unlike other TLRs, TLR10 does not activate the immune system and has instead been shown to suppress inflammatory signaling on
Oligosaccharide (1,676 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
and cell binding. For example, glycolipids have an important role in the immune response. In general, they are found either N- or O-linked to compatible
Artery (1,806 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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
Neuropilin (535 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
multiple signalling pathways, such as axon guidance and angiogenesis, the immune response and remyelination. Neuropilin-1 is a therapeutic target protein
Pembrolizumab (1,840 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immunotherapy. It blocks a protective mechanism on cancer cells, and allows the immune system to destroy those cancer cells. It targets the programmed cell death
B cell (3,182 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
This article is about the immune system cell. For the electrical cell, see Battery (vacuum tube). B cells, also known as B lymphocytes, are a
Retinal pigment epithelium (1,171 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
Garland Science (204 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Wilson and Tim Hunt), Essential Cell Biology (Bruce Alberts et al.), The Immune System (Peter Parham), Molecular Driving Forces (Ken A. Dill & Sarina
LILRB3 (683 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
NFAT (708 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
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
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (2,324 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
by the JC virus, which is normally present and kept under control by the immune system. JC virus is harmless except in cases of weakened immune systems
Regulatory T cell (4,405 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
as suppressor T cells, are a subpopulation of T cells which modulate the immune system, maintain tolerance to self-antigens, and prevent autoimmune disease
Interleukin 2 (2,014 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is an interleukin, a type of cytokine signaling molecule in the immune system. It is a protein that regulates the activities of white blood cells
Parotid lymph nodes (50 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Parotid lymph nodes are lymph nodes found near the parotid gland in the immune system. More specifically, it can refer to: deep parotid lymph nodes superficial
Formyl peptide receptor (1,312 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
Nivolumab (1,749 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
prevented activated T cells from attacking the cancer, thus allowing the immune system to clear the cancer. It was discovered at Medarex, developed by
Chromosome 6 (human) (1,189 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article
Histocompatibility Complex, which contains over 100 genes related to the immune response, and plays a vital role in organ transplantation. Identifying
Epstein–Barr virus (3,983 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
infectious mononucleosis 35 to 50 percent of the time. EBV infects B cells of the immune system and epithelial cells. Once EBV's initial lytic infection is brought
Mucous membrane (611 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Along with providing a physical barrier, they also contain key parts of the immune system and serves as the interface between the body proper and the microbiome
STAT protein (502 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 tumor surveillance
Mast cell (4,610 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
type of granulocyte derived from the myeloid stem cell that is a part of the immune and neuroimmune systems and contains many granules rich in histamine and
Human leukocyte antigen (5,134 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
humans. These cell-surface proteins are responsible for the regulation of the immune system in humans. The HLA gene complex resides on a 3 Mbp stretch within
Eosinophilic esophagitis (914 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of removal of known or suspected triggers and medication to suppress the immune response. In severe cases, it may be necessary to stretch the esophagus
Superantigen (3,127 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
pathogenic viruses and bacteria most likely as a defense mechanism against the immune system. Compared to a normal antigen-induced T-cell response where 0.0001-0
Endemic (epidemiology) (413 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article
disease may be transmitted being susceptible to it, effectively discounting the immune sector of the population. For the disease to be in an endemic steady state:
Dead Island: Riptide (1,975 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
Adalimumab (2,506 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
adalimumab reduces this inflammatory response. Because TNFα is also part of the immune system, which protects the body from infection, treatment with adalimumab
Interleukin-3 receptor (194 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
Tildrakizumab (296 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
Hangover (4,900 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
known to be involved including acetaldehyde accumulation, changes in the immune system and glucose metabolism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis, disturbed
Mycobacterium obuense (110 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
Peyer's patch (1,043 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
establish their importance in the immune surveillance of the intestinal lumen and in facilitating the generation of the immune response within the mucosa
Necroptosis (1,404 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
use in certain circumstances, such as aiding targeting of pathogens by the immune system. Necroptosis is well defined as a viral defense mechanism, allowing
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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
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Antigenic drift occurs in both influenza A and influenza B viruses. The immune system recognizes viruses when antigens on the surfaces of virus particles
Ipilimumab (3,569 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antibody that works to activate the immune system by targeting CTLA-4, a protein receptor that downregulates the immune system. Cytotoxic T lymphocytes
Immunomics (3,886 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
Immune network theory (2,298 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
Opsonin (1,233 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
phagocytosis via signal cascades from cell surface receptors. Opsonins aid the immune system in a number of ways. In a healthy individual, they mark dead and
Granuloma (2,070 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immune cells known as histiocytes (macrophages). Granulomas form when the immune system attempts to wall off substances it perceives as foreign but is
Programmed cell death protein 1 (4,495 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cell surface receptor that plays an important role in down-regulating the immune system and promoting self tolerance by suppressing T cell inflammatory
Momin Prohod (403 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
Vitiligo (3,237 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
are part of the immune system or part of melanocytes have both been associated with vitiligo. It is also thought to be caused by the immune system attacking
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (1,322 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
psychological stress and immunosuppression (sub-optimal functioning of the immune system). When the attachments of the teeth to the bone are involved, the
Vitiligo (3,237 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
are part of the immune system or part of melanocytes have both been associated with vitiligo. It is also thought to be caused by the immune system attacking
Rolf M. Zinkernagel (440 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. Zinkernagel received his MD
Immunopathology (117 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. In biology, it refers to damage
Helminths (3,069 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
their mammalian hosts for many years due to their ability to manipulate the immune response by secreting immunomodulatory products. Helminth ova (or eggs)
Calcineurin (1,830 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
calcium-dependent serine-threonine phosphatase). It activates the T cells of the immune system and can be blocked by drugs. Calcineurin activates nuclear factor
Hypobromite (463 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
a germicide and antiparasitic in both industrial applications, and in the immune system. Bromine is added to an aqueous hydroxide (such as sodium or
Complement membrane attack complex (968 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
Phosphorylcholine (689 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
to the external aqueous phase, and thus accessible for recognition by the immune system. Antibodies against phosphorylcholine are naturally occurring autoantibodies
Mitumomab (294 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. It was developed by ImClone and Merck. The first phase III clinical
Peripheral tolerance (1,293 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of immunological tolerance, after central tolerance. It takes place in the immune periphery (after T and B cells egress from primary lymphoid organs). Its
Artificial immune system (1,534 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
vertebrate immune system. The algorithms are typically modeled after the immune system's characteristics of learning and memory for use in problem-solving
Nerve growth factor (4,297 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
them being the survival of pancreatic beta cells and the regulation of the immune system. NGF is initially in a 7S, 130-kDa complex of 3 proteins - Alpha-NGF
NF-κB (7,784 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
and bacterial or viral antigens. NF-κB plays a key role in regulating the immune response to infection (κ light chains are critical components of immunoglobulins)
Phlegm (1,434 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Its composition varies depending on climate, genetics, and state of the immune system. Its color can vary from transparent to pale or dark yellow and
Allergen (3,333 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antigen that produces an abnormally vigorous immune response in which the immune system fights off a perceived threat that would otherwise be harmless
Johnny Torrio (1,909 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
John Torrioanna also known as "Papa Johnny", "The Fox" and "The Immune", was an Italian-American mobster who helped build the criminal empire known as
CD11a (1,152 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
polypeptide), also known as ITGAL, is a human gene which functions in the immune system. It is involved in cellular adhesion and costimulatory signaling
Fc receptor (3,384 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
platelets, and mast cells – that contribute to the protective functions of the immune system. Its name is derived from its binding specificity for a part of
Glycoprotein (1,281 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
especially in mammals.[citation needed] Examples of glycoproteins in the immune system are: molecules such as antibodies (immunoglobulins), which interact
Etiocholanolone (289 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
function, bone marrow performance, and in neoplastic disease to stimulate the immune system. Etiocholanolone is also known to be an inhibitory androstane neurosteroid
Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta (404 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
varioliformis acuta", and "parapsoriasis varioliformis") is a disease of the immune system. It is the more severe version of pityriasis lichenoides chronica
Lingual tonsils (331 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
side. They are composed of lymphatic tissue that functions to assist the immune system in the production of antibodies in response to invading pathogenic
Ustekinumab (915 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
interleukin 12 and interleukin 23, naturally occurring proteins that regulate the immune system and immune-mediated inflammatory disorders. It was found not effective
Myelitis (2,141 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
believed that the immune system response could be to viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infection; however, it is not known why the immune system attacks
Oxytetracycline (829 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the spread of the infection and the remaining bacteria are killed by the immune system or eventually die. Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic
Fas ligand (1,669 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
ligand/receptor interactions play an important role in the regulation of the immune system and the progression of cancer. Fas ligand or FasL is a homotrimeric
Vaccine (8,294 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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
Type III hypersensitivity (571 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
Somatic hypermutation (2,500 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 (e.g. microbes),
Umifenovir (782 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
The drug inhibits viral entry into target cells and also stimulates the immune response. Umifenovir is manufactured and made available as both tablets
Lymphocyte (1,421 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
pathogens some T cells, called T helper cells, produce cytokines that direct the immune response, while other T cells, called cytotoxic T cells, produce toxic
Physical exercise (10,361 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
maintenance, and also enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent "diseases of affluence" such as cardiovascular
Vaccination (5,100 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
in an effort to protect against infectious disease, works by 'priming' the immune system with an 'immunogen'. Stimulating immune responses with an infectious
Blood proteins (469 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
circulatory system and the regulation of acellular activity and functioning of the immune system. Other blood proteins act as enzymes, complement components, protease
Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome (2,159 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Other treatments often used are steroids, azathioprine, which suppress the immune system, intravenous immunoglobulin, which outcompetes autoreactive antibody
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (786 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
epigenetics. The researchers of the institute study the development of the immune system and analyse the genes and molecules which are important for its
Pathophysiology of HIV/AIDS (1,808 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
Prolactin (4,342 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
events. Prolactin plays an essential role in metabolism, regulation of the immune system and pancreatic development. Discovered in non-human animals around
Kynurenine (1,090 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
including dilating blood vessels during inflammation and regulating the immune response. Some cancers increase kynurenine production, which increases
Necrosis (2,659 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Rochester), the cells in blind mole rats release interferon-beta (which the immune system normally uses to counter viruses) in response to over-proliferation
Banna virus (969 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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)
Carbohydrate (3,989 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
derivatives include many other important biomolecules that play key roles in the immune system, fertilization, preventing pathogenesis, blood clotting, and development
Alfacalcidol (299 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
levels than calcitriol, however alfacalcidol has significant effects on the immune system, including regulatory T cells. It is considered to be a more useful
Georges J. F. Köhler (359 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Köhler won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984, "for work on the immune system and the production of monoclonal antibodies". Milstein and Köhler's
Bacterial pneumonia (749 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
between adjacent alveoli through connecting pores. This invasion triggers the immune system to respond by sending white blood cells responsible for attacking
Feline infectious peritonitis (1,274 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
to invade and grow in certain white blood cells, namely macrophages. The immune system's response causes an intense inflammatory reaction in the containing
KIR3DL1 (1,013 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
KIR proteins are thought to play an important role in regulation of the immune response. Cluster of differentiation "Human PubMed Reference:". 
LILRB4 (1,090 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
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
Glycopeptide (1,228 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
constructs have been shown to play important roles in fertilization, the immune system, brain development, the endocrine system and inflammation. The
Caspase 4 (111 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
Linear epitope (312 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
Adenosine deaminase (2,797 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Its primary function in humans is the development and maintenance of the immune system. However, the full physiological role of ADA is not yet completely
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (751 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
inflammation but not the underlying cause) and steroids (which blunt the immune response but are insufficient to slow down the progression of the disease)
Eosinophil (1,891 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
less commonly, acidophils, are a variety of white blood cells and one of the immune system components responsible for combating multicellular parasites and
Pus (750 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
neutrophils release granules which destroy the bacteria. The bacteria resist the immune response by releasing toxins called leukocidins. As the neutrophils die
KIR3DL2 (1,037 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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
Soy allergy (683 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
hypersensitivity to dietary substances from soy causing an overreaction of the immune system which may lead to severe physical symptoms for millions of people
Abatacept (1,005 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
treat autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, by interfering with the immune activity of T cells. It is a modified antibody. Abatacept is a fusion
William B. Coley Award (489 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
KIR2DS4 (912 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
KIR proteins are thought to play an important role in regulation of the immune response. Cluster of differentiation "Human PubMed Reference:". 
Pertussis toxin (1,953 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pertussis toxin (PT) is a protein-based AB5-type exotoxin produced by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, which causes whooping cough. PT is involved in
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
Chemokine (2,571 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
pro-inflammatory and can be induced during an immune response to recruit cells of the immune system to a site of infection, while others are considered homeostatic
Cortisol (6,970 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
functions to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, to suppress the immune system, and to aid in the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates
HCG pregnancy strip test (238 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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
Abagovomab (790 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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
LILRB2 (1,172 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
Mucin (1,078 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
and bone formation in vertebrates. They bind to pathogens as part of the immune system. Overexpression of the mucin proteins, especially MUC1, is associated
Morphine (12,767 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
morphine may also affect the immune system. This possibility increased interest in the effect of chronic morphine use on the immune system. The first step
Caspase 5 (100 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
Hepatitis C vaccine (1,119 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
is different from conventional vaccine is to induce the T cell arm of the immune response using viral vectors, adenoviral vectors that contain large parts
Pneumocystis pneumonia (1,881 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
undergoing chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS, and the use of medications that suppress the immune system. Signs and symptoms of PCP include fever, non-productive cough
Cyclophosphamide (4,081 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cytophosphane among other, is a medication used as chemotherapy and to suppress the immune system. As chemotherapy it is used to treat lymphoma, multiple myeloma
HIV/AIDS (18,282 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
with no symptoms. As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system, increasing the risk of common infections like tuberculosis, as
Allergen immunotherapy (2,156 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
people to larger and larger amounts of allergen in an attempt to change the immune system's response. Meta-analyses have found that injections of allergens
Defensin (1,851 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
including six (in vertebrates) to eight conserved cysteine residues. Cells of the immune system contain these peptides to assist in killing phagocytosed bacteria
Bacteremia (3,620 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of teeth. Bacteremia can have several important health consequences. The immune response to the bacteria can cause sepsis and septic shock, which has
HLA-DQB1 (628 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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.
Lectin (2,163 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
particular system. Lectins also are known to play important roles in the immune system. Within the innate immune system lectins such as the MBL, the mannose-binding
Doreen Cantrell (279 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
development and activation T lymphocytes, which are key to the understanding the immune response. Cantrell received her bachelor's degree in Zoology in 1979
Allergic reactions to anaesthesia (477 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
Inflammation (15,140 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
matures the inflammatory response, involving the local vascular system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue. Prolonged inflammation
TRIB2 (601 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
regulate the ubiquitination of substrates with important functions in the immune system. It has also been associated with various diseases, especially
Plasmapheresis (2,123 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
exchange types is used to treat a variety of disorders, including those of the immune system, such as Goodpasture's syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Guillain–Barré
Enterotoxin type B (720 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
minutes. Gastroenteritis occurs because SEB is a superantigen, causing the immune system to release a large amount of cytokines that lead to significant
ICAM-1 (2,084 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
glycoprotein which is typically expressed on endothelial cells and cells of the immune system. It binds to integrins of type CD11a / CD18, or CD11b / CD18 and
Blood–testis barrier (481 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
and sperm enters the bloodstream, the immune system mounts an autoimmune response against the sperm, since the immune system has not been tolerized against
Immunogen (834 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antigen or any substance that may be specifically bound by components of the immune system (antibody, lymphocytes). The term antigen arises from its ability
Polydnavirus (2,405 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
phagocytic hemocytes (blood cells) will encapsulate and kill the wasp egg but the immune suppression caused by the virus allows for survival of the wasp egg, leading
Systemic lupus erythematosus (11,524 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
trigger, acting on persons with genetic susceptibility and defects in the immune system. One of the factors associated with SLE is vitamin D deficiency
Fragment crystallizable region (574 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of the complement system. This property allows antibodies to activate the immune system. In IgG, IgA and IgD antibody isotypes, the Fc region is composed
Beta-glucan (2,440 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
mushroom-derived β-glucans have been investigated for their ability to modulate the immune system. β-glucans are further used in various nutraceutical and cosmetic
Branched-chain amino acid (2,019 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
oxidation and play a role in obesity. Physiologically, BCAAs take on roles in the immune system and in brain function. BCAAs are broken down effectively by dehydrogenase
Cannabinoid receptor (3,249 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the lungs, liver and kidneys. The CB2 receptor is expressed mainly in the immune system and in hematopoietic cells. Mounting evidence suggests that there
Islet cell transplantation (2,509 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
identical donor the patient's body will recognize them as foreign and the immune system will begin to attack them as with any transplant rejection. To
Aspergillosis (1,810 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of more disseminated disease. Acute invasive aspergillosis occurs when the immune system fails to prevent Aspergillus spores from entering the bloodstream
Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (1,056 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
component of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) which works in the immune system to protect the body from invasion in the gut. Owing to its physiological
Autoimmune regulator (1,774 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
medulla (inner part) of the thymus and controls a mechanism that prevents the immune system from attacking the body. Each T cell recognizes a specific antigen
Tree nut allergy (1,155 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
substances from tree nuts and edible tree seeds causing an overreaction of the immune system which may lead to severe physical symptoms. Tree nuts include,
Antiviral drug (6,085 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
attenuated antigenic material to stimulate an individual’s immune system. The immune system responds by developing white blood cells to specifically combat
HLA-A (3,270 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
such as HLA-A are part of a process that presents short polypeptides to the immune system. These polypeptides are typically 7-11 amino acids in length and
Biological response modifiers (488 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)
Onchocerca volvulus (2,332 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
ultimately leads to blindness. Symptoms are caused by the microfilariae and the immune response to infection, rather than the adults themselves. The most effective
Profilin (845 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
Immune privilege (2,996 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
are normally recognised as foreign antigen by the body and attacked by the immune system. However, in immune privileged sites, tissue grafts can survive
Pox party (927 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
typically organized by anti-vaccinationists on the premise of building the immune systems of their children against diseases such as chickenpox and measles
Virus latency (1,701 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
subfamily is associated with episomal latency established in cells of the immune system, such as B-cells in the case of Epstein-Barr Virus. In the case
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
HIV (11,884 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
(AIDS). AIDS is a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to
Interferon type I (1,347 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
large subgroup of interferon proteins that help regulate the activity of the immune system. Interferons bind to interferon receptors. All type I IFNs bind
Abzyme (655 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
into reaction mechanisms, enzyme structure and function, catalysis, and the immune system itself. Enzymes function by lowering the activation energy of the
Non-receptor tyrosine kinase (2,664 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
regulation of the immune system. The main function of nRTKs is their involvement in signal transduction in activated T- and B-cells in the immune system.
Lymph node (2,683 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
blood cells. Lymph nodes are important for the proper functioning of the immune system, acting as filters for foreign particles and cancer cells. Lymph
Nomenclature of monoclonal antibodies (2,157 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
Candida (fungus) (1,722 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article
hosts including humans; however, when mucosal barriers are disrupted or the immune system is compromised they can invade and cause disease. Candida albicans
XBP1 (1,332 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
Fucose (386 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cytotoxicity. Therefore therapeutic antibodies that are designed to recruit the immune system to cancers cells have been manufactured in cell lines deficient
Probiotic (8,204 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
such as reduction of gastrointestinal discomfort or strengthening of the immune system, such claims are not backed by scientific evidence. Probiotics
Bone marrow suppression (623 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
is a serious side effect of chemotherapy and certain drugs affecting the immune system such as azathioprine. The risk is especially high in cytotoxic
Respiratory burst (371 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
released from plant cells. Respiratory burst plays an important role in the immune system. It is a crucial reaction that occurs in phagocytes to degrade
Antileukotriene (1,137 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
function of these inflammatory mediators; leukotrienes are produced by the immune system and serve to promote bronchoconstriction, inflammation, microvascular
Anti-transglutaminase antibodies (1,845 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
Antibodies serve an important role in the immune system by detecting cells and substances that the rest of the immune system then eliminates. These cells
Chitin (2,015 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
and mannose receptors. The immune response can sometimes clear the chitin and its associated organism, but sometimes the immune response is pathological
RANKL (3,134 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily. RANKL has been identified to affect the immune system and control bone regeneration and remodeling. RANKL is an apoptosis
Alternative complement pathway (849 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune system's natural defense against infections. The alternative pathway is
Cervarix (1,522 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
also contains AS04, a proprietary adjuvant that has been found to boost the immune system response for a longer period of time. Cervarix is manufactured
Immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (176 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
that is found in the cytoplasmic tails of many inhibitory receptors of the immune system. After ITIM-possessing inhibitory receptors interact with their
Granzyme (1,773 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
a role in immunomodulation, or the job of maintaining homeostasis in the immune system during an infection. “In humans, loss of perforin function leads
HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1,275 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
(HIV). As the infection progresses, it interferes more and more with the immune system, making the person much more susceptible to common infections like
Flu season (2,390 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
production from Ultraviolet-B in the skin changes with the seasons and affects the immune system. Research in guinea pigs has shown that the aerosol transmission
Jens Scheer (669 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
He claimed that radiation exposure at critical moments in life weakens the immune system, thus leading to a higher susceptibility to infectious diseases
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
David Vetter (1,089 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immunodeficiency (SCID), a hereditary disease which dramatically weakens the immune system. Individuals born with SCID are abnormally susceptible to infections
Memory T cell (1,107 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
reproduce to mount a faster and stronger immune response than the first time the immune system responded to the invader. This behaviour is utilized in T lymphocyte
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selectins results in a slower immune response. If L-selectin is not produced, the immune response may be ten times slower, as P-selectins (which can also be produced
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antibody. During an infection or immunization, antigens enter the blood, and the immune system begins to produce antibodies in response. Before seroconversion
Interleukin 8 (2,258 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
biochemical reactions, IL-8 is secreted and is an important mediator of the immune reaction in the innate immune system response. IL-8, also known as neutrophil
Provocation (127 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
way of medical testing for conditions such as an allergy by provoking the immune system's response Provoke (album), a 1998 album by Altar and their final
Cancer immunology (2,241 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immunology is a branch of immunology that studies interactions between the immune system and cancer cells (also called tumors or malignancies). It is a
Semax (923 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cognitive disorders, peptic ulcers, optic nerve disease, and to boost the immune system. In animals, Semax rapidly elevates the levels and expression of
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worldwide. FIV can attack the immune system of cats, much like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can attack the immune system of human beings. FIV
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worldwide. FIV can attack the immune system of cats, much like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can attack the immune system of human beings. FIV
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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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are all intimately connected through both the circulatory system and the immune system, a disease affecting one will often affect the others as well,
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process antigen material and present it on the surface to other cells of the immune system. Dendritic cells develop from progenitors in the bone marrow and
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this family play a central role in inducible gene transcription during the immune response. This protein regulates gene expression induced by osmotic stress
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so treatment is supportive, reducing the severity of symptoms until the immune system has cleared the infection. The virus is found in most countries
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in the immune system that either turn up a signal (co-stimulatory molecules) or turn down a signal. Many cancers protect themselves from the immune system
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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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recruitment of PMNs and local mast cell degranulation (requiring the binding of the immune complex onto FcγRIII), resulting in an inflammatory response. Further
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necrotizing vasculitis. Effective treatment of EGPA requires suppression of the immune system with medication. This is typically glucocorticoids, followed by
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"Dendritic branch" redirects here. For the dendritic cell of the immune system, see Dendritic cell. This article is about neuronal dendrites in biology
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the lamina propria hosts many immune cells. In the intestinal tract the immune system must have tolerance to the normal intestinal flora, yet respond
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Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. The initial symptoms are
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DQ heterodimer, a cell surface receptor essential to the function of the immune system. HLA-DQA1 belongs to the HLA class II alpha chain paralogues
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Interleukin-21 is a cytokine that has potent regulatory effects on cells of the immune system, including natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T cells that
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cell to cytotoxic T cells; this will trigger an immediate response from the immune system against a particular non-self antigen displayed with the help of
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discovered by the American microbiologist Rebecca Lancefield in 1933. The immune system is capable of discerning a cell as being 'self' or 'non-self' according
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other ways. There is current active research into the virus' effects on the immune system in patients coinfected with GBV-C and HIV. Hepatitis G virus
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that are produced by all higher organisms. They are an ancient part of the immune system and represent "an archaic dialect in the language of cells." Transfer
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Solu-Medrol among others, is a corticosteroid medication used to suppress the immune system and decrease inflammation. Conditions in which it is used include
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Seyne, France) is an immunologist who proposed a novel explanation of how the immune system works, called the danger model. Polly Matzinger was born in 1947
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observed for macrophage cells. Anthrax toxin allows the bacteria to evade the immune system, proliferate, and ultimately kill the host animal. Research on
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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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water. This enables the microbes to rapidly proliferate, far in excess of the immune system's capability to defend, as prokaryotic bacteria possess a far greater
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evade the immune response. NNSVs can also bind to cellular receptors throughout the pro-inflammatory cytokine pathway in order to inhibit the immune response
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specific antigen. The immune system will then "remember" that particular antigen, and defenses aimed at that antigen become part of the immune system’s acquired
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flora promotes its development. Because of its front-line status within the immune system, the mucosal immune system is being investigated for use in vaccines
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such as bronchitis and pneumonia. After an individual becomes infected, the immune system develops antibodies against that infectious agent. This is the
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proposed four new hallmarks: (1) abnormal metabolic pathways, (2) evading the immune system, (3) genome instability, and (4) inflammation. Cancer cells
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predominantly on the surface of B cells, which are an important part of the immune system. TACI recognizes three ligands: APRIL, BAFF and CAML. TACI is
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vesicles" it contains are a small part of the "skin" of the bacteria that let the immune system recognise and prepare for being infected with the real thing. MeNZB
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plays a role in cell-cell adhesion (a mechanism employed by cells of the immune system) via sugar-binding proteins called lectins, which recognize specific
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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
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the immune response in living cells. Ehrlich theorized from very early in his career that chemical structure could be used to explain why the immune response
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However, reactive oxygen species can be beneficial, as they are used by the immune system as a way to attack and kill pathogens. Short-term oxidative stress
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becomes resistant. Alternatively, the makers of Armenicum claim it boosts the immune system, allowing the body to fight the virus. Armenicum clinic doctors
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cytokine and chemokine cellular signals, playing an important role in the immune response. It has a critical role in development, particularly of cardiac
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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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seen to be expressed by white blood cells (leukocytes). The function of the immune system depends in a large part on interleukins, and rare deficiencies
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immunomodulations and in suppression of immune responses. These cells regulate the immune system by different mechanisms. The main mechanism is a production of
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envenomation. Antibodies in the antiserum bind the infectious agent or antigen. The immune system then recognizes foreign agents bound to antibodies and triggers
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mother's antibodies cannot tolerate the fetus's antigens, which happens when the immune tolerance of pregnancy is impaired. In many instances the maternal immune
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effector T cells upon re-exposure to their cognate antigen, thus providing the immune system with "memory" against past infections. Memory cells may be either
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resistant to more than one drug, it is said to be multidrug-resistant. Even the immune system of an organism is in essence a drug delivery system, albeit endogenous
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osseointegration. Meanwhile, bacteria and yeasts of the oral cavity and the immune system of their host create an immensely complicated and constantly changing
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play a crucial role in regulating (usually suppressing) the actions of the immune system. Typical scleroderma is classically defined as symmetrical skin
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the foreign material. The trigger of the immune system response can be accompanied by inflammation. The immune system response may lead to chronic inflammation
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play a crucial role in regulating (usually suppressing) the actions of the immune system. Typical scleroderma is classically defined as symmetrical skin
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important. Autoimmune hepatitis may be treated with medications to suppress the immune system. A liver transplant may also be an option in certain cases. Worldwide
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not exposed to the immune system triggers an immune response. This may include normal proteins that are well sequestered from the immune system, proteins
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as hay fever, is a type of inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. Signs and symptoms include
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last decade has seen the emergence of a growing number of simulations of the immune system. The Virtual Liver project is a 43 million euro research program
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Capsular contracture is a response of the immune system to foreign materials in the human body. Medically, it occurs mostly in context of the complications
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cytotoxic role within the immune system. However, CD8+ T cells also have the ability to make some cytokines. The immune system must recognize millions
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years ago that studies the interface between the skeletal system and the immune system, comprising the “osteo-immune system”. Osteoimmunology also studies
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Specific granules are secretory vesicles found exclusively in cells of the immune system called granulocytes. It is sometimes described as applying specifically
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processes such as growth, development, tissue homeostasis and regulation of the immune system. Proteins from the TGF-beta family are only active as homo- or
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is a protein on the surface of white blood cells that is involved in the immune system as it acts as a receptor for chemokines. This is the process by
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Immunoproteomics is the study of large sets of proteins (proteomics) involved in the immune response. Examples of common applications of immunoproteomics include:
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Mannose-6-phosphate (M6P) is a molecule bound by lectin in the immune system. M6P is converted to fructose 6-phosphate by mannose phosphate isomerase.
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1989. He made significant discoveries about the role of lymphocytes in the immune response. In particular, he showed that some lymphocytes were not short-lived
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pathogens, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions particularly of the immune system such as an immunodeficiency, or a hypersensitivity including allergies
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shapes are significantly altered, the proteins may be seen as antigens by the immune system, thereby generating an immune response. ACPAs have proved to be
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between adjacent alveoli through connecting pores. This invasion triggers the immune system to respond by sending white blood cells responsible for attacking
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of which are not yet identified, mediate this genetic predisposition. The immune system protects the human body from infection, with immune system problems
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Hibernian fever. The main source of TNF (tumor necrosis factor) is cells in the immune system called macrophages which produce it in response to infection and
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storage, lipid transport, enzymes, the vitellogenins, and those involved in the immune responses of arthropods. Some hemolymphic proteins incorporate carbohydrates
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related compound, Δ4-androstenediol, and has been found to stimulate the immune system. When administered to rats, Δ5-diol, in vivo, has approximately
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immune response. The function of T helper cells generally is to mediate the immune response by secreting cytokines and interacting with B-cells to enhance
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contact with mucous membranes, the membranes may absorb latex proteins. The immune system of some susceptible individuals produces antibodies that react
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Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL or ATLL) is a rare cancer of the immune system's own T-cells. Human T cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)
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relation to MHC is more indirect.) MHC is the tissue-antigen that allows the immune system (more specifically T cells) to bind to, recognize, and tolerate
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related disease, it does not appear to be an autoimmune disease (in that the immune system is not being triggered by the body itself). The exact underlying
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also used in other ways in researching the immune system. A more contemporary approach for "boosting" the immune response to simpler immunogenic molecules
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the immune system in the more integrated perspective on how entities and players participate at different system levels to the immune function. The immune
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CAP's symptoms are the result of lung infection by microorganisms and the immune system's response to the infection. Mechanisms of infection are different
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HSV-1 and -2 persist in the body by becoming latent and hiding from the immune system in the cell bodies of neurons. After the initial or primary infection
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makes during replication, the more likely it is to avoid recognition by the immune system and the more diverse its population will be (see the article on
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they are processed by the host cells and displayed on their surface, the immune system is alerted, which then triggers immune responses. Alternatively
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microbial invader. This amplification of signal serves as a powerful tool for the immune system in effective clearance of the invading pathogen. In the classical
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chemotherapy agent that targets lymphocytes and selectively suppresses the immune system. Chemically, it mimics the nucleoside adenosine and thus inhibits
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fear, or sadness depresses the immune system, whereas that love, forgiveness, confidence, and happiness cause the immune system to improve, and that
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the purpose of enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease
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molecular explanation for the established effects of cannabinoids on the immune system. The CB2 receptor is encoded by the CNR2 gene. Approximately
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multiple processes. For example, certain cancers arise from dysfunction of the immune system (skin tumors and lymphoma after a renal transplant, which requires
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the same mechanism used by parasitic nematodes to avoid detection by the immune system of their host. Also, there is presence of small lymphocytic suppressor
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partially counteracts the inhibitory effects that glucocorticoids have on the immune system. Finally trauma activates the anterior pituitary gland to release
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The type II IFN, also called IFNγ, is produced by specific cells of the immune system. Unlike type I and type III IFNs, IFNγ has only a modest role in
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Damaged self-structures targeted for apoptosis may be mistakenly exposed to the immune system, triggering autoimmunity in exocrine glands which are often prone
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recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms
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for the virus. Furthermore, like other viruses, HIV is able to suppress the immune system by secreting proteins that interfere with it. For example, HIV's
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and its microbiota shapes the immune system of mammalians, insects, plants and aquatic organisms. In many animals, the immune system and microbiota engage
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entangled in it", so reintroducing the "crippled" microorganisms "may afford the immune system an opportunity to produce antibodies in relative safety." Nose-picking
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(CTCL) is a class of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a type of cancer of the immune system. Unlike most non-Hodgkin lymphomas (which are generally B cell
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controls the expression of genes, particularly in the developing embryo. The immune system often attacks citrullinated proteins, leading to autoimmune diseases
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and its microbiota shapes the immune system of mammalians, insects, plants and aquatic organisms. In many animals, the immune system and microbiota engage
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alone or in combination with other herbs, may have potential benefits for the immune system, heart, and liver, and as an adjunctive therapy for cancer". Research
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not stick to the vascular wall because they are important components of the immune system that must be able to travel to a specific region of the body when
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processes (transcription, translation, etc.), protein folding, or evading the immune response. One of the first pathogens observed by scientists was Vibrio
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antibody tests such as ELISA. Whereas antibody positivity cannot occur until the immune system has had days or weeks to develop a sizable subpopulation of antibodies
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they mature into macrophages and dendritic cells. Thus, it is part of the immune/inflammatory cascade, by which activation of a small number of macrophages
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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
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negative results from the PPD test.[citation needed] This is because the immune system needs to be functional to mount a response to the protein derivative
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in "editing" the peptide repertoire. HLA-DM is a protein involved in the immune system. It is a molecular chaperone that works in lysosomes and endosomes
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several physiological processes and systems, including the nervous system, the immune system, insulin secretion, blood clotting, viral infection, and bacterial
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a condition seen in some cases of AIDS or immunosuppression, in which the immune system begins to recover, but then responds to a previously acquired opportunistic
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interact with both B7-1 and B7-2. There are several steps to activation of the immune system against a pathogen. The T cell receptor must first interact with
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inhibits basophil function. This suggests that basophils may play a role in the immune response to these viruses. Basophils of mice and humans have consistent
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HLA-C, are expressed in nearly all cells, and present small peptides to the immune system which surveys for non-self peptides. HLA-C is a locus on chromosome
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  Janeway CA Jr; Travers P; Walport M; et al. (2001). Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease. 5th edition. Glossary: Garland Science. 
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are also self antigens, to which the immune system raises antibodies to recognize, but becomes tolerant to. The immune system at first makes antibodies
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small number of components. For example, the identity of proteins of the immune system (e.g. antibodies), and the mechanism by which they recognize and
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inflammatory state affecting the whole body, frequently a response of the immune system to infection. The concept of SIRS was first conceived of and presented
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choroiditis (PIC), a rare retinal autoimmune disease believed to be caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking and destroying the retina. During pregnancy
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infection, as inflammation responses remain a poorly understood facet of the immune system. CCR5’s affinity for MIP makes it of great interest for practical
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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
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enzymes for degrading skin and proteins that may be immunogenic (activating the immune system). This bacterium is largely commensal and part of the skin flora
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the NOD2 gene located on chromosome 16. NOD2 plays an important role in the immune system. It recognizes bacterial molecules (peptidoglycans) and stimulates
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object is introduced into human tissues, the immune system is stimulated to attack the invader. Stimulating the immune system in a way that reduces gene therapy
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haematopoietic activities, and plays one of the central roles in the regulation of the immune responses. It binds to the interleukin-1 receptor. It is on the pathway
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of double-stranded RNA and is a common tool for scientific research on the immune system. Poly I:C is a mismatched double-stranded RNA with one strand
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attract T cells, B cells and natural killer cells. The damage produced by the immune response causes the lung tissue to inflame, expand, and swell with fluid
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describe the diseases whooping cough and syphilis. He also said Tufts on the immune system and allergies, and implemented the smallpox vaccination. Syphilis
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cytokines that can drive the immune system to produce inflammation in order to protect itself, and that can tamp down the immune response to maintain homeostasis
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people who have allergies the immune system will react to allergens (substances that trigger an immune response). The immune system will produce immunoglobulin
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tuberculosis is able to reproduce inside the macrophage and will eventually kill the immune cell. The primary site of infection in the lungs, known as the "Ghon focus"
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the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease of the immune system. Athletic nephritis is nephritis resulting from strenuous exercise
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Anaphylaxis may occur. It is due to a type I hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system in susceptible individuals. The allergy is recognized "as one of
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the liver to mature into adult flukes. In order to avoid detection by the immune system inside the host, the adults have the ability to coat themselves
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domain containing 3, is an intracellular protein that plays a role in the immune system. It was previously known as nucleotide-binding oligomerization
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reduces gastrointestinal motility and protects intestinal mucosa; and in the immune system, it reduces the activity of lymphocytes. With the exception of
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pathogenesis. The degree to which a virus causes disease is its virulence. When the immune system of a vertebrate encounters a virus, it may produce specific antibodies
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defective Fas mediated apoptosis. Normally, after infectious insult, the immune system down-regulates by increasing Fas expression on activated B and
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and distinguishes cells between self and non-self for the purposes of the immune system. The two subunits of the HLA-DQ protein are encoded by the HLA-DQA1
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attributed to NADA are multifaceted, and include the ability to modulate the immune response. Endocannabinoid Bisogno, T.; Melck, D.; Bobrov MYu, null;
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kinase) is a 56 kDa protein that is found inside specialized cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. Lck is a tyrosine kinase, which phosphorylates
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The immune cycle is a term that describes the natural homeostatic oscillation of the immune system when chronic inflammation is occurring. Similar to
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their way into the soft tissues, but normally they are held in check by the immune system. A periodontal abscess represents a change in this balance, related
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to prevent infection. Such a strategy usually includes restoration of the immune system as soon as possible, avoiding exposures to infectious agents, and
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glutamic acid, lysine, alanine, and tyrosine, and may work as a decoy for the immune system. Glatiramer acetate is approved by the Food and Drug Administration
Nucleotide (2,890 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
conducted in 2013 looked at the impact nucleotide supplementation had on the immune system in athletes. In the study, all athletes were male and were highly
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fatigue. A rash may occur, but is uncommon. Ehrlichiosis can also blunt the immune system by suppressing production of TNF-alpha, which may lead to opportunistic
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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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foreign entity (e.g. a virus or bacterium) is encountered. This leaves the immune system "trapped" by the first response it has made to each antigen, and
Fight-or-flight response (2,193 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cortisol, which increases blood pressure, blood sugar, and suppresses the immune system. The initial response and subsequent reactions are triggered in
Biocompatibility (1,311 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
sufficient to talk about the biocompatibility of a specific material. Since the immune response and repair functions in the body are so complicated it is not
CCL19 (1,301 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
chemokine receptor chemokine receptor CCR7. It attracts certain cells of the immune system, including dendritic cells and antigen-engaged B cells, CCR7+ central-memory
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these molecules, which are mainly cytokines, are directly involved in the immune system. Biological therapy has found a niche in the management of cancer
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The EGF-like domain is an evolutionary conserved protein domain, which derives its name from the epidermal growth factor where it was first described.
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Dettol, the sore throat medicine Strepsils, the hair removal brand Veet, the immune support supplement Airborne, the air freshener Air Wick, Calgon, Clearasil
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C3, C4 and C5 are large glycoproteins that have important functions in the immune response and host defense. They have a wide variety of biological activities
Membrane progesterone receptor (2,231 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
male and female reproductive tracts, liver, neuroendocrine tissues, and the immune system as well as in breast and ovarian cancer. The mPRs appear to be
Booster dose (1,477 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
some such as tetanus need boosters. The prevailing theory is that if the immune system responds to a primary vaccine rapidly, the body does not have time
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antigen (HLA) family, which are largely related to healthy functioning of the immune system. There have been several cases where a single gene influence appears
Frank J. Dixon (250 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
award-winning biomedical researcher, best known for his research into diseases of the immune system that can damage other organs of the body. Dixon was also noted
Gestational pemphigoid (948 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
loss of hemidesmosomes causes the epidermis to separate from dermis. The immune response is even more highly restricted to the NC16A domain. The primary
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anti-inflammatory medications, and more severe cases may require suppression of the immune system. Though any cartilage in the body may be affected in persons
Chemotherapy (13,664 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
find use in a host of diseases that result from harmful overactivity of the immune system against self (so-called autoimmunity). These include rheumatoid
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the same mechanism used by parasitic nematodes to avoid detection by the immune system of their host. There is presence of small lymphocytic suppressor
Egg allergy (1,652 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
substances from the yolk or whites of eggs, causing an overreaction of the immune system. Prevention may be partly achieved through early introduction of
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immune regulation. LT-α has a significant impact on the maintenance of the immune system including the development of secondary lymphoid organs. Absence
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infection. Many of the immune activating abilities of LPS can be attributed to the lipid A unit. It is a very potent stimulant of the immune system, activating
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology (1,942 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
research programme includes the cellular and molecular biology of pathogens, the immune response, cancer and cardiovascular disease. It teaches undergraduate
TLR9 (2,147 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
bacterial genomes or viral DNA. TLR9 is expressed by numerous cells of the immune system such as B lymphocytes, monocytes, natural killer (NK) cells, keratinocytes
Microfold cell (1,495 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
constitutes an important line of defense between the gut contents and the immune system of the host. Despite the epithelial barrier, some antigens are
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high affinity bound by antibodies to form an antigen-antibody complex. The immune complex is then transported to cellular systems where it can be destroyed
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Immunosenescence refers to the gradual deterioration of the immune system brought on by natural age advancement. It involves both the host’s capacity to
Effect of spaceflight on the human body (7,080 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
blood cells, balance disorders, eyesight disorders and a weakening of the immune system. Additional symptoms include fluid redistribution (causing the
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viral DNA replication and evasion of the immune response, typically with inhibition of signalling in the immune system and activation of interferons.
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peaks during adolescence, and atrophies in the following decades. Before the immune function of the thymus was well understood, the enlargement was sometimes
HIV/AIDS research (3,492 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
as well as the T cell activation, the cellular immune response, and the immune exhaustion as the infection progresses. See also: Structure and genome
Agaricus subrufescens (3,031 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
medicinal properties, due to research which indicates it may stimulate the immune system. Agaricus subrufescens was first described by the American botanist
Bone marrow (2,573 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
harvested and later infused back when the therapy is finished to restore the immune system. Bone marrow stem cells can be induced to become neural cells to
Atopy (2,130 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
of infectious stimuli that are necessary for the proper development of the immune system. The decrease in exposure to infectious stimuli may result in an
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bloodstream during feeding, quickly invading liver cells (hepatocytes). The immune system clears the sporozoites from the circulation within 30 minutes.
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antibodies opsonised or "stuck” to them highlight them to other cells of the immune system for clearance. Antibodies against self proteins are known as autoantibodies
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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
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (2,179 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
previously LIAI) is dedicated to understanding the intricacies and power of the immune system to that we may apply that knowledge to promote human health and
Immunoglobulin G (1,835 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
to fix complement; binding and failing to bind FcR), and the fact that the immune response to most antigens includes a mix of all four subclasses, it has
Acute-phase protein (827 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
(part of the innate immune system) different physiological functions for the immune system. Some act to destroy or inhibit growth of microbes, e.g., C-reactive
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are filtered in the tonsils. Within the tonsils, white blood cells of the immune system destroy the viruses or bacteria by producing inflammatory cytokines
Atypia (282 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
problematic [cancerous/ malignant] than are myeloid progenitor cells of the immune system. The 'further back' in an already specialised, differentiated cell's
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ligand upregulation. DNA damage response thus participate in alerting the immune system to the presence of potentially dangerous cells. All NKG2D ligands
Amitriptyline/perphenazine (683 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
as agranulocytosis), neutropaenia (a drop in neutrophil [the cells of the immune system that specifically destroy bacteria] count), thrombocytopaenia (a
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infiltration), a rare genetic disorder of the immune system. This may cause a dysregulation of the immune system and may result in lymphoproliferation
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95%. Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) involves hyperactivation of the immune system, excessive release of proinflammatory chemicals (cytokines), proliferation
Malaria vaccine (5,247 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
and a portion of a hepatitis B virus plus a chemical adjuvant to boost the immune response. Infection is prevented by inducing high antibody titers that
Appendix (anatomy) (2,954 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article
called Gerlach's valve. Although it has been long accepted that the immune tissue surrounding the appendix and elsewhere in the gut—called gut associated
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
Anti-nuclear antibody (6,004 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
autoantibodies that bind to contents of the cell nucleus. In normal individuals, the immune system produces antibodies to foreign proteins (antigens) but not to human
Gluten (3,955 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
result of a wheat allergy. As with most allergies, a wheat allergy causes the immune system to abnormally respond to a component of wheat that it treats as
Journal of Leukocyte Biology (328 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the journal is on leukocyte physiology and leukocyte behavior within the immune system. Content is available for free after a 12-month embargo. Since
Tonsillar crypts (379 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
crypts. Accordingly, the tonsillar crypts serve a forward sentry role for the immune system, by providing early exposure of immune system cells to infectious
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Beta-lactoglobulin 1. Influence Of Dietary Lactalbumin Hydrolysate On The Immune System Of Mice And Resistance To Salmonellosis Bounous G., Stevenson M
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diameter of the throat in young children. These immunocompetent tissues are the immune system's first line of defense against ingested or inhaled foreign pathogens
Calciseptine (3,112 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
a snake bite. The same goes for the immune system: the larger venom peptides are unlikely to be missed by the immune system, but immunological action
Francisella tularensis (1,546 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the transcription factor MglA. F. tularensis, in vitro, downregulates the immune response of infected cells, a tactic used by a significant number of pathogenic
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Carey, MC.; Fox, JG. (Feb 2009). "Roles of infection, inflammation, and the immune system in cholesterol gallstone formation.". Gastroenterology. 136 (2):
Allergic contact dermatitis (2,142 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
two essential stages: an induction phase, which primes and sensitizes the immune system for an allergic response, and an elicitation phase, in which this
Blocking antibody (651 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. Blocking antibodies can be used in a variety of medical and
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pathogens irrespective of their antigenic make-up. Other components of the immune system adapt themselves to each new disease encountered and are able to
Hydrogen peroxide (6,933 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
study published in Nature found that hydrogen peroxide plays a role in the immune system. Scientists found that hydrogen peroxide presence inside cells
NLRP6 (276 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
domain containing 6, is an intracellular protein that plays a role in the immune system. It is also known as NALP6, PYPAF5, PAN3, and CLR11.4, and is one
Cellulitis (2,589 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
susceptible to cellulitis than the general population because of impairment of the immune system; they are especially prone to cellulitis in the feet, because the
Stress (biology) (8,035 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article
activity, however complex relationships do exist between the regions. The immune system may be heavily influenced by stress. The sympathetic nervous system
Cold-fX (754 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
frequency, severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms by boosting the immune system". There is no evidence that Cold-fX is effective in those infected
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antigen. As the priming event in this instance occurred amid inflammation, the immune memory is pro-inflammatory. As a cell is indicated by the prefix cyto
GcMAF (1,073 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immunomodulatory protein that has antitumor properties and strengthens the immune system by macrophage activation. Organizations including Cancer Research
Bare lymphocyte syndrome 2 (295 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
complex class II (MHC class II) are not expressed. The result is that the immune system is severely compromised and cannot effectively fight infection
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issues. And it gives insight into the nature of redundancy and overlap in the immune system and hints how to use this to advantage. The partial loss of or
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where it is kept in check by the immune system. Given the opportunity, for example during an illness that suppresses the immune system, the virus travels
Suzanne Cory (1,111 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
distinguished Australian molecular biologist. She has worked on the genetics of the immune system and cancer and has lobbied her country to invest in science. She
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lyse and interfere with the function of cells and soluble molecules of the immune system. Released pneumolysin will aid the bacteria during colonization
Smegma (814 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
lysozymes, chymotrypsin, neutrophil elastase, and cytokines, which aid the immune system. According to Wright, little smegma is produced during childhood
Human body (3,244 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
system The immune system consists of the white blood cells, the thymus, lymph nodes and lymph channels, which are also part of the lymphatic system. The immune
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
Immunotoxicology (183 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
immune dysfunction resulting from exposure of an organism to a xenobiotic. The immune dysfunction may take the form of immunosuppression or alternatively, allergy
Thomas Platts-Mills (307 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
is mite fecal particles which are inhaled. Platts-Mills has researched the immune response to a range of allergens including those from pollens, dust mites
Pemphigus foliaceus (377 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
however, the immune system mistakenly attacks the cells in the epidermis, or top layer of the skin, and the mucous membranes. The immune system produces
HIV vaccine (4,467 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the virus' ability to rapidly respond to selective pressures imposed by the immune system, the population of virus in an infected individual typically evolves
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place, T cell recruitment (via MHC class II) was not, which compromised the immune response. This interaction with only B cells is termed T-independent (TI)
C3a (complement) (1,913 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article
(C3aR), a class A G protein-coupled receptor. It plays a large role in the immune response. C3a molecules induce responses through the GPCR C3a receptor
Wolf Prize in Medicine (147 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antigens, which codes for major transplantation antigens and the onset of the immune response. Jean Dausset  France for discovering the HL-A system, the major
Prosperity (634 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
cause of good health, both directly through influencing behavior and the immune system, and indirectly through social relationships, work, and other factors
Cytokine storm (2,275 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
redness, extreme fatigue, and nausea. In some cases the immune reaction will be fatal. When the immune system is fighting pathogens, cytokines signal immune
List of human clusters of differentiation (355 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
the immune and inflammatory responses CD55 Complement Decay-Accelerating Factor (DAF): regulatory factor in one of the three pathways of the immune system
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associated with immunodeficiency or immunosuppression, treating the cause of the immune system dysfunction can slow or stop the progression of KS. In 40% or more
Robert D. Schreiber (773 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
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
Lipopolysaccharide (4,429 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
toxicity of Gram-negative bacteria. When bacterial cells are lysed by the immune system, fragments of membrane containing lipid A are released into the
Glycomics (1,707 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
concurrently in duty cycles. This technique is being used to characterize the immune glycome. Table 1:Advantages and disadvantages of mass spectrometry in
Journal of Neuroimmunology (83 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
1981 which focuses on the relationship between the nervous system and the immune system. The editor-in-chief is Michael Racke (Ohio State University College
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adaptive immune responses. The second suggested the possibility that the immune system detected "danger", through a series of what we would now call damage
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aspects of bacterial cellular metabolism. They must work together with the immune system to remove the microorganisms from the body. However, there is not
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addition to smooth muscle and glandular ones). Cellular functions include the immune system’s production of T-lymphocytes and antibodies, and nonimmune related
Chris Goodnow (614 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
genetics to reveal key mechanisms regulating the immune system, in particular the ability of the immune system to learn to differentiate between our own
Immunoglobulin Y (1,280 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
other immunoglobulins, IgY is a class of proteins which are formed by the immune system in reaction to certain foreign substances, and specifically recognize
Tolerance (376 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
antimicrobials Immune tolerance or immunological tolerance, by which the immune system does not attack an antigen Central tolerance, a mechanism by which
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is greater potential for interactions via shared food sources than via the immune system. A globally common coinfection involves tuberculosis and HIV. In
Abscess of thymus (117 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
with congenital syphilis. Although the thymus is usually classified with the immune system, thymic diseases are classified with endocrine disorders in ICD-9
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Intrinsic Immunity combines aspects of the two traditional branches of the immune system - adaptive and innate immunity – but is mechanistically distinct
Sirolimus (6,189 words) [view diff] case mismatch in snippet view article find links to article
not a calcineurin inhibitor, but it has a similar suppressive effect on the immune system. Sirolimus inhibits IL-2 and other cytokines receptor-dependent