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Natural immunity

natural immunity --> innate immunity

This includes local barriers to infection such as skin, stomach acid, mucous, the cough reflex, enzymes in tears and saliva and skin oils. Immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup.[[Immunity brought about by the possession of suitable [[ antibodies to fight the [[infection, which may have remained from a past infection or passed on from the mother.


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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... genes required 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 ...

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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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Views: 4227

A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... 4. And finally, could you give me a brief, basic explanation of how natural immunity to viruses, bacteria, or prions works?

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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targeting the Aids virus

... immunology. HIV attacks only T-lymphocytes. But, we have our innate immunity left and our B-lymphocytes go unaffected by HIV. The Natural Killer Cells,macrophages,interferons,etc.... we still have many defences left. Why ...

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by Sumanth001
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:31 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: targeting the Aids virus
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Views: 1865

Evolutionary mechanisms

As to the poster jinx25, you're factually wrong when you write that natural selection "REDUCES genetic variation." Please provide your ... are healthy and have beneficial mutations like CCR5-Δ32 that gives them immunity from the HIV virus ("Resistance to HIV-1 infection in caucasian ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
Replies: 13
Views: 6051

Re: Re:

... other hand, you have increased the number of people who will have low natural immunity, in the genetic sense. Unless the wild virus, or whatever, is eliminated, you will ...

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by Rap
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:06 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution and endangered species
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