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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Although the innate immune system is an important initial line of defense, it is limited by the lack of memory; even though a particular pathogen has been successfully removed, it can subsequently cause reinfection if encountered by the host in the future.
More importantly, discovering this connection will help us understand pigmentation diseases with innate immune system involvement like vitiligo," said Paven.
The actions of the innate immune system and the crosstalk with the slower but a longer-term adaptive immune system allow pathogens clearance, recovery of mucosal homeostasis, and prevention of persistent inflammation.
Their research sought to understand how the body's innate immune system is alerted to the presence of the virus and mobilizes to trigger infected cells to commit suicide.
The innate immune system remains unchanged from birth and consists of neutrophils, dendritic cells, macrophages, natural killer cells, complement and various other neutralizing proteins, and physical epithelial barriers like the skin.
The white blood cells are the body's first line of defense, the innate immune system. They are akin to an army of soldiers on standby to combat viral and bacterial infections within hours of detecting an antigen in the body.
When a pathogenic organism or toxin does gain a foothold in the body, the defenses furnished by the innate immune system are reinforced by those of the adaptive immune system.
Lactoferrin is part of the innate immune system, exhibiting immunologic properties mainly in the form of antimicrobial action.
The innate immune system, also known as the nonspecific immune system and the first line of defense, is an important subsystem of the overall immune system that comprises the cells and mechanisms that defend the host from infection by other organisms.
And the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, or Reishi, has potent strengthening effects mainly on the innate immune system, (19) the first-line component of the immune system that attacks foreign pathogens, including bacterial organisms, cells infected with viruses, and those transformed into malignant cells.
LONDON, Sept 20, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - "Key structures of the innate immune system, such as toll-like receptors, have not really been tried yet for therapeutic intervention.
In the current concept, cathelicidin proteins that are present in the epidermis as part of the vanguard of the innate immune system play a key role.