Fevers

Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

2810712
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 697
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:19 pm

Post by 2810712 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:51 pm

In what way temp increase help us in offence or deffence...


Shrei

User avatar
victor
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 2668
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:01 pm
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia..
Contact:

Post by victor » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:56 pm

Increased temperature above normal will help specific immune system (B-cell and T-cell) proliferate and differentiate faster...(one beneficial side).
But, if the temperature is a way toooooooooo high, then it could be a tissue damage for the ill people...(one bad side).
Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
A: They have all the solutions.

User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)
Contact:

Post by MrMistery » Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:48 pm

also inhibits proliferation of bacteria
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter

User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Contact:

Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:51 am

victor wrote:But IL-2 is secreted by macrophage to affect hipothalamus and increase the body's temperature isn't it?

Yes because hipothalamus is a centre of temperature regulation :)

The increased temperature or fever means to suppress the proliferation of pathogens (physical process to maintain homeostasis). When we have excessive pathogens, higher temperature we have. The proliferation of lymphocytes is due to the proliferation rate of pathogens and/or their infection rate.
Image

2810712
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 697
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:19 pm

Post by 2810712 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:18 pm

Kindly explain a bit more i think i didn't get it...:oops:


Shrei

User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Contact:

Post by Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:26 am

Which part do you still get no point? Try to conclude this and we will check yours :)
Image

User avatar
victor
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 2668
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:01 pm
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia..
Contact:

Post by victor » Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:25 pm

Ups..sorry..it's not IL-2 but IL-1..:oops:
Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems?
A: They have all the solutions.

User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Contact:

Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:32 am

Aha! ;)
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests