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Cell-mediated immunity

Cell-mediated immunity

(Science: immunology) immune response that involves effector t lymphocytes and not the production of humoral antibody.

Responsible for allograft rejection, delayed hypersensitivity and in defence against viral infection and intracellular protozoan parasites.


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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... for ethanol synthesis directly into a host? In terms of natural immunity, the mechanism is the same one that prevents most viruses from causing disease in unrelated organisms - differences in cell membranes and/or cellular metabolism.

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by Cat
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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Bio Research Paper Writing

... not infected with CMV. A 10 year study suggests that changes in blood T-cell distrubution did not happen in people not infected with CMV suggesting ... be the result of a viral disease rather than programmed inefficency (Immunity-Ageing np). Chronic viral infections due to CMV have evolved mechanisms ...

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by NathanielZhu
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bio Research Paper Writing
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Luxorien Actually, I mentioned HIV immunity and antibiotic resistance as examples of beneficial mutations. I brought up sickle cell anemia as an interesting example of how the term beneficial can be relative. I said all this before, ...

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by scottie
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Theories - Origin of Life

May I remind you that it was you who introduced the sickle cell as a beneficial mutation, that NS has (non randomly)selected to protect against against malaria. Actually, I mentioned HIV immunity and antibiotic resistance as examples of beneficial mutations. I brought ...

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by Luxorien
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Theories - Origin of Life

So the result is that people with this level of immunity from malaria because of carrying the sickle cell mutation are better off are they? Do they not still have the problem of sickle cell disease? ...

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by Luxorien
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:52 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
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