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.
"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.
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.
When infected, the body has two types of immune defence to deploy – innate immunity and acquired immunity.
Immunity to whooping cough lasts at least 30 years on average, much longer than previously thought
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to immunity, men may not have been dealt an equal hand.
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.
A novel food safety treatment tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists could become an asset to the fast-growing fresh-cut produce industry.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are caused by the immune system attacking the body's own tissues.
Autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are caused when immune cells known as lymphocytes attack our own body tissues.