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Articles on Immunobiology include studies on the structure and function of the immune system, innate and acquired immunity, the bodily distinction of self from nonself, and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies.

Immunobiology Articles

Pollinosis (Hay Fever) – Blame it on the ''ugliest'' pollen?
"The uglier the flower, the more allergy-inducing its pollen will be." For a flower lover, that would be mean and unacceptable. However, that could be a useful warning – a rule of thumb – for people who are hypersensitive to pollen.

Date: 15 Nov 2015, Rating: not rated

Researchers Found the Way for Old Immune cell’s Rejuvenation
A recent study showed that this p38 MAPK is activated in low nutrition level, associated with aging factors in the cell. However, whether this can be used to enhance immunity in aging is still unsolved.

Date: 27 Sep 2014, Rating: 5.00

Early Infection And Protection Against Allergies?
When infected, the body has two types of immune defence to deploy – innate immunity and acquired immunity.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: 4.17

Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts Longer Than Previously Thought
Immunity to whooping cough lasts at least 30 years on average, much longer than previously thought

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: not rated

Caveolin-1 Is Critical Regulator of Innate Immunity
A group led by Dr. You-Yang Zhou at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL have discovered that caveolin-1 modulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) activity regulates innate immunity and inflammation-induced lung injury.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: 2.00

Understanding Plants' Overactive Immune System Will Help Researchers Build Better Crops
A plant's immune system protects the plant from harmful pathogens. If the system overreacts to pathogens, it can stunt plant growth and reduce seed production.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: not rated

Mounting A Multi-Layered Attack On Fungal Infections
Unravelling a microbe's multilayer defence mechanisms could lead to effective new treatments for potentially lethal fungal infections in cancer patients and others whose natural immunity is weakened.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: 1.00

Vaccine To Prevent Urinary Tract Infections Shows Early Promise
University of Michigan (U-M) scientists have made an important step toward what could become the first vaccine in the U.S. to prevent urinary tract infections, if the robust immunity achieved in mice can be reproduced in humans.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: 1.00

Key Molecular Step to Fighting Off Viruses Identified
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined how a protein that normally latches onto molecules inside cells and marks them for destruction also gives life to the body's immune response against viruses.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: not rated

Women Have A More Powerful Immune System Than Men, Study Shows
When it comes to immunity, men may not have been dealt an equal hand.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: 4.50

Secrets of Immunologic Memory: New Understanding of CD44 Receptor's Role in Immune Cell Survival
Investigators at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have discovered a new way the cell surface protein, CD44, helps specific T helper (Th1) cells develop immunologic memory.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: 5.00

Antimicrobials Target Pathogens On Fruits And Vegetables
A novel food safety treatment tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists could become an asset to the fast-growing fresh-cut produce industry.

Date: 12 May 2010, Rating: not rated

An adenovirus prime/plasmid boost strategy for induction of equipotent immune responses to two dengue virus serotypes
This work lays the foundation for developing a single Ad vector encoding EDIIIs of all four DEN serotypes to evoke a balanced immune response against each one of them.

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Efficiency of the immunome protein interaction network increases during evolution
A recent definition of a reference set of proteins essential for the human immunome, combined with information about protein interaction networks for these proteins, facilitates evolutionary study of this biological machinery.

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Of mice and humans: how good are HLA transgenic mice as a model of human immune responses?
These data suggest that differences in immunodominance patterns might explain the incomplete response overlap, and that with limitations; HLA Tg mice represent a relevant and suitable model system to study immune responses against complex pathogens.

Date: 20 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Why Don't Mothers' Bodies Reject Their Fetus?
The immune system is designed to attack anything that is not the body's own tissues, such as pathogens and genetically nonidentical organ transplants, so why does the maternal immune system not attack a developing fetus?

Date: 17 Jul 2009, Rating: 2.33

Trapping Immune Cells In The Uterus Prevents Anti-fetal Immunity
Why the immune system of a pregnant woman does not attack her developing fetus is one of most remarkable features of pregnancy, and several underlying mechanisms have been described.

Date: 17 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00

Connection Between Allergic Diseases And Autoimmune Diseases
Researchers at Children’s and the University of Washington identifies a connection between allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, and autoimmune diseases.

Date: 17 Jul 2009, Rating: 2.00

Autoantibodies Help T Cells 'See' Their Target
Autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are caused by the immune system attacking the body's own tissues.

Date: 17 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Treating Type 1 Diabetes By Eliminating B Cells
Autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are caused when immune cells known as lymphocytes attack our own body tissues.

Date: 17 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated