natural immunity

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natural immunity

[′nach·rəl i′myü·nəd·ē]
(immunology)
Native immunity possessed by the individuals of a race, strain, or species.
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While the innate immune system is launching its first attacks, the adaptive immune system starts to ramp up its targeted defenses that include "smart" weapons like antibodies against specific organisms and the group of immune system cells known as T-cells.
The innate immune system is considered to represent a new frontier in clinical development.
Subversion of the aforementioned mechanical, expulsive and antimicrobial protein/peptide-mediated epithelial innate defences necessitates the mobilisation of circulating neutrophils and production of types I and III antiviral interferons by the pattern recognition receptors of the innate immune system.
Additional comparative studies of the innate immune system are needed to detect patterns of its development and the relationships between phylogeny, ecology, and innate immune responses.
For the past few decades there has been an ongoing debate between experts as to whether the modern lifestyle adopted by our society has triggered an imbalance of the innate immune system and brought about new challenges to the medical community," said Christine Groff, conference director.
This article explains how complement-mediated bacterial cell lysis provides an opportunity to introduce students to the wonders of the innate immune system and specifically highlight the often-overlooked importance and properties of the complement system.
hydrophila, especially when the innate immune system fails (i.
Weissman's laboratory focuses on the study of RNA and innate immune system biology and the application of these findings to vaccine research, protein therapeutics, and gene therapy.
Normal pregnancy represents a distinctive challenge to the maternal immune system; and C-reactive protein (CRP) is a prominent component of the innate immune system.
Objective: The innate immune system provides an immediate response to infection and injury.
Fruit flies' innate immune system is similar to that of humans and other mammals and is often used as a model in basic studies.