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Humoral

(Science: physiology) Of, relating to, proceeding from or involving a bodily humour now often used of endocrine factors as opposed to neural or somatic.


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Re: immunoglobulins

A protein of animal origin with known antibody activity. Immunoglobulins are major components of what is called the humoral immune response system. They are synthesized by lymphocytes and plasma cells and found in the serum and in other body fluids and tissues, including the urine, ...

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:49 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: immunoglobulins
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Vaccine for HIV

... system, the population of virus in an infected individual typically evolves so that it can evade the two major arms of the adaptive immune system; humoral (antibody-mediated) and cellular (mediated by T cells) immunity. Second, HIV isolates are themselves highly variable. HIV can be categorized ...

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Vaccine for HIV
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Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses

... produce cytokines (such as IFN-g) that generally promote cell-mediated immunity, including CD8+ T cells and Th2 cytokines (e.g. IL-4) promote humoral responses / B cell function. However, this division is simplified since many more cytokines are produced by both helper T cell subsets, and ...

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by biohazard
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:00 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses
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Views: 50991

Re: Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses

The field of immunology is a slippery one to get a grasp on. I like to remind myself that just prior to the discovery of T cells, an eminent immunologist of the time proclaimed at a symposium for the field that they now knew all of the parts of the immune system, it was just a matter of mopping up ...

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by biohazard
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:52 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses
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Views: 50991

Re: Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses

The field of immunology is a slippery one to get a grasp on. I like to remind myself that just prior to the discovery of T cells, an eminent immunologist of the time proclaimed at a symposium for the field that they now knew all of the parts of the immune system, it was just a matter of mopping up s...

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by arma9eddon
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Immunology: Th1/Th2 vs cellular/humoral responses
Replies: 10
Views: 50991
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