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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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Objective: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a prototypic CD4+ T cell-mediated autoimmune disease that damages the central nervous system.
ImmuKnow is a noninvasive biomarker of immune function that assesses cellular immune status by detecting cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in adult immunosuppressed patients.
Cell-mediated immunity is particularly important during the breeding season, because the likelihood of injury during sexual competition is high and cell-mediated immunity is essential for healing wounds and resisting infection (Zuk and Johnsen 1998).
Some recent studies have suggested the possibility that patients with NPC experience a reduction in cell-mediated immunoactivity.
Essential for controlling intracellular pathogens, cell-mediated immunity involves lymphocyte recognition of cell-associated foreign antigens, followed by destruction of the infected host cells.
The three recognized reactions to latex include nonallergic irritant contact dermatitis, type IV cell-mediated allergies and type I IgE-mediated allergies.
Future research will focus on whether the antitumor effects of rhIL-12 can be enhanced through concomitant therapy with other cytokines that augment cell-mediated immunity, he said.
The Society's MS Lesion Project is following clues that antibody-mediated immunity is at work in MS destruction in some people, while T cell-mediated immunity affects others.
Immunologists believe that people who survived the plague must have had a vigorous, cell-mediated immune response.
receptor blocking agents are useful for treating lymphocyte-mediated immunological diseases, and more particularly, for inhibiting Th1 cell-mediated immune responses.
Antonio Daniele Pinna, MD, and his colleagues at the University of Bologna and other centers in exploring the potential value of ImmuKnow in monitoring the cell-mediated immunity of patients following liver transplantation," stated Brad Stewart, president of the Company.
Chronic beryllium disease is an occupational lung disease that begins as a cell-mediated immune response to beryllium.