humoral immunity

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humoral immunity

[¦hyüm·ə·rəl i′myü·nəd·ē]
(immunology)
Immunity in which immune responses are mediated by immunoglobulins. Also known as antibody-mediated immunity; immunoglobulin-mediated immunity.
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The role of B cells as the main component of the humoral immune system has been addressed in few investigations with conflicting results [23-25].
These data represent functional responses of the humoral immune system in all immunized groups, except group IV (HSL injected group) compared with the control group.
In contrast, higher humoral immune system activity defined as presence of any antibodies (anti-HLA or anti-MICA antibodies) was a significant predictor of late graft rejection.
Before vaccination these children require immunological examination (determination of cellular and humoral immune system parameters), with subsequent individual justification (IDD of 2-3 degrees) of the need for immunocorrection.
The adaptive immune system consists of the cellular and the humoral immune system. The cellular response provides rather anti-angiogenic and proapoptotic effects, a dominance of the humoral immune response has been regarded as favourable for tumor progression - although also the opposite has been observed.
Pierre Dechelotte in France, for example, suggests that eating disorders, major depressive disorder, and narcolepsy might originate outside the brain and might be a dysfunction of the "gutbrain axis involving the humoral immune system" (Curr.