cellular immunity


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cellular immunity

[¦sel·yə·lər i′myü·nəd·ē]
(immunology)
Immune responses carried out by active cells rather than by antibodies.
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Need for immunomodulation along with anti-tubercular chemotherapy due to compromised cellular immunity.
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They exhibit protective effects on cellular immunity in some studies.
[14] Interestingly, it was reported that effect of stress on immunity varies based on the type of stress, as acute stress increases in natural immunity and decrease in specific immunity and exam stress mainly suppresses cellular immunity and chronic stress suppress both cellular and humoral immunity.
mice showed that the Th1 immune platform and cellular immunity play important roles in the resistance to UTI (23).
Cellular immunity in persistent cutaneous papillomatosis of cattle.
In parallel, this response activates lymphocytes, including T cells, programmed with information to detect surface molecules specific to the invader--a second type of adaptive immunity called cellular immunity. A hallmark of adaptive immunity is that it can store--via production of specialized T and B cells--a memory of the pathogen's unique molecular structures allowing for a more rapid response to future invasions by the same pathogen.
Results show that as the level of antibody produced in the body stays constant, cellular immunity indices significantly increase due to the use of the nano-adjuvant.
[8] Therefore, IL-12 has great potential as a vaccine adjuvant for diseases such as virus infection and cancer, in which cellular immunity is crucially involved.
As mononuclear phagocytic cells derive from peripheral blood monocytes and are resident in most tissues, macrophages function as professional antigen presenting cells (APCs) and as effector cells in humoral and cellular immunity. They act as the bridge between the innate immune system and the adapt immune system by differentiating into cells to exert diverse functions after being activated by different stimuli or combination of stimuli [38, 39].
The availability of proallergic soluble factors is crucially dependent on immune cell activities, hence suggesting the importance of cellular immunity. There is indeed a growing data addressing roles of immune cells, both from innate and adaptive immunity during allergy and upon tolerance induction and maintenance.
He said that a part of the problem was that antibodies are not designed to recognise cells and his company built a therapy around the second arm of the immune system, called cellular immunity, where T-cells seek out and destroy invading pathogens.

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