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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Photo-immunosuppression describes the suppression of cell-mediated immunity on the skin in response to UV.
Correlates of cell-mediated immunity in nestling House Sparrows.
Influenza vaccine, UV-inactivated MDCK-derived influenza virus (H5N1), or synthetic influenza (H5N1) oligopeptides were used as antigens for cell-mediated immunity.
The IL-12 and IFN[gamma] signalling pathways are therefore crucial for the intracellular microbicidal function of cell-mediated immunity.
2) If this hypothesis is true, the degree of cell-mediated immunity should be lower in patients with NPC than in patients with allergic rhinitis.
ARS and other research entities within USDA are investing today in developing a more extensive immunological tool chest that may someday provide more advanced means for measuring cell-mediated immunity in animals.
The principal contribution of this present article to the field of immunotoxicology research is its demonstration that the potential long-term impact of propanil (PRN) exposure on cell-mediated immunity is far more severe than its short-term consequences.
Recurrent viral and fungal infections, failure to thrive, persistent diarrhea, and Pneumocystis carinii infections are associated with defective cell-mediated immunity.
Abnormalities in cell-mediated immunity are a major risk factor for nocardial infection.
Cell-mediated immunity does the job with a white blood cell called the killer, or cytotoxic, T cell.
AIDS was simply defined as "a disease, at least moderately predictive of a defect in cell-mediated immunity, occurring in a person with no known cause for diminished resistance to that disease.
This mobilization is called cell-mediated immunity.

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