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anergy

[′a‚nər·jē]
(immunology)
The condition of exhibiting no response to an antigen or antibody.
(medicine)
The condition of exhibiting a lack of energy.
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Immune infiltrates in invasive cervical cancer: Immune tolerance in cervical cancer is thought to be due to various reasons: tolerogenic DCs, invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT), [gamma][delta] cells, anergic cytotoxic T cells (CTLs), and Tregs, to name but a few.
This paper describes 1) the frequency of anergic and hyperactive behaviors as causes of non-compliance with therapy in rehabilitation, 2) the development of an instrument that measures the behaviors and motivational factors associated with therapeutic non-compliance and helps to identify potential non-compliant clients and 3) the creation of individualized rehabilitation plans that incorporate client management strategies to minimize non-compliance and maximize the probability of clients completing rehabilitation and returning to work.
These natural Treg cells are normally anergic, but can be activated by exposure to antigens or to high concentrations of IL-2 released from activated TH1 cells.
Atopy, anergic status, and cytokine expression in HIV-infected subjects.
We all know the DSM definition of depression, but over the last 100 years, depression has had an ever expanding definition, from transient feelings of sadness to unhappiness--not to mention the depression that occurs in bipolar disorders, physical illnesses, perinatal depressions, anhedonic and anergic symptoms in thought disorder patients, personality disorders, and those associated with the anxiety disorders.
We have to wonder if the idea of exercising vigorously for 30 minutes a day is really that appealing to anergic, disheartened, depressed persons," said Dr.
3%, with 50% of children being anergic (unresponsive to any test antigens).
whereas in an anergic patient, the host reaction may be greatly diminished (3) Methods of diagnosing C.
In immunosuppressed patients, particularly patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus, diffuse anergic cutaneous leishmaniasis may be seen.
It would be interesting to exam the effects of Ampligen on people with AIDS who are anergic, whose immune systems have not recombinated and whose CTL responses are less then what we would expect after the virus is rendered undetectable for a recommended period of time.
Elephant 3 had no antibodies, which may indicate an anergic status of the mycobacteria-specific immune response (13).