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Immunomodulatory

Definition

noun

An immunological change, adjustment or regulation.


adjective

Having the ability to alter or regulate one or more immune functions.


Supplement

An immunomodulatory agent is a drug that may be an immunosuppressant or an immunostimulator based on its effect on the immune system.


Word origin: Contraction of immune and modulatory.

See also: immune system.


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plant secondary metabolites

certain plant secondary metabolites, like those found in Ocimum sanctum, have immunomodulatory effect. what is the mode of action of these secondary metabolites because of which they activate human immune system?

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by swathi
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:15 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: plant secondary metabolites
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Re: Important unknown nanotech within humans

... main scientific interests and achievements were in the mechanism of action and biological properties of staphylococcal toxins, and included the immunomodulatory properties and experimental treatment of tumours by Propionibacterium. November 2001: Yaacov Matzner, 54 —Expertise: Dean of the Hebrew ...

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by vincio
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:36 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Important unknown nanotech within humans
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The Fiber Disease

... of a Th1-type, cell mediated response. Therefore the role of Wolbachia in the host response to filarial infection may be due to the inflammatory/immunomodulatory activity of Wolbachia associated proteins. Filariasis is still a major health problem in humans and animals. More than 140 million ...

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by Skytroll
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Views: 4988303

The Fiber Disease

... can modulate expression of eukaryotic genes or vice versa in cross-kingdom communication. One of the AIs of P. aeruginosa (3-oxo-C12-HSL) has immunomodulatory activity, and it can downregulate tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin-12 production in leukocytes (81) and upregulate expression ...

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by Skytroll
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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