cell-mediated immunity

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cell-mediated immunity

[¦sel ¦mē·dē‚ād·əd i′myü·nəd·ē]
(immunology)
Immune responses produced by the activities of T cells rather than by immunoglobulins.
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ImmuKnow(R) is an in vitro diagnostic utilized to detect cell mediated immunity in an immunosuppressed population, and is increasingly being adopted at organ transplant centers throughout the country.
At the same time, however, results with HE2000 in HIV patients indicate the compound has the potential to prevent or delay the loss of cell mediated immunity which leads to opportunistic infections and death.
NeuroVax(TM) has been shown to stimulate strong disease specific cell mediated immunity in nearly all patients treated and appears to work by enhancing levels of FOXP3+ Treg cells that are able to down regulate the activity of pathogenic T-cells that cause MS.
The Antigen Express technology focuses on the T-helper system, which is central to cell mediated immunity.
A number of preclinical animal model studies suggest that an efficacious vaccine should induce a large array of different protective responses involving both serological and cell mediated immunity, particularly of the "TH1" type phenotype.