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Antibody classes

An antibody, also known as an immunoglobulin, is a large Y-shaped protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. The antibody recognizes a...

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Tumor Immunology

Tumor Immunology is a field of medical science developing to understand tumors, and use the body natural immune system to develop new anti-cancer treatments. Cancer is arguably one of the most impor...

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that exists in three major chemical forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine. It is commenly used in the body as a co-enzyme, and thus regulates many of t...

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SLE

Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Because the antibodies and accompanying cells of inflammation can affect tissues anywhe...

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Neuroscientists identify new regulator of immune system

Cells of the immune system can distinguish between protein molecules that are "self" and "non-self". ­For example, if we are exposed to pathogens such as bacteria or viruses that carry foreign molecu...

Genetic variation linked to overreaction of immune system to viruses

Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered that genetic variation is the reason why some immune systems overreact to viruses.

Biophysics plays key role in immune system signaling and response

(Georgia Institute of Technology) How big you are may be as important as what you look like, at least to immune system cells watching for dangerous bacteria and viruses.

Modified virus could turn immune system on liver cancer

News report A modified virus could be used to launch an immune attack on liver cancer cells, a new study has revealed.  Researchers at the University of Leeds found that a modified form of Reoviru...

Suppressed vaginal immune response makes women more susceptible to RNA viruses

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that the vaginal immune system is suppressed in response to RNA viruses, such as Zika.

Genetic variation may be reason for overreaction of immune system to viruses

Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered that genetic variation is the reason why some immune systems overreact to viruses.

Diet and exercise can improve kidney function in patients with fatty liver disease

(Wiley) Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring. NASH may progress to cirrhosis...

Immune System Maintains Brain Health

Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.

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Unique CD8+ T Cell-Mediated Immune Responses Primed in the Liver.

The liver immune environment is tightly regulated to balance immune activation with immune tolerance. Understanding the dominant immune pathways initiated in the liver is important because the liver i...

Impact of NKT Cells and LFA-1 on Liver Regeneration under Subseptic Conditions.

Activation of the immune system in terms of subseptic conditions during liver regeneration is of paramount clinical importance. However, little is known about molecular mechanisms and their mediators ...

Host Resistance and Immune Aging.

Human immune system aging results in impaired responses to pathogens or vaccines. In the innate immune system, which mediates the earliest pro-inflammatory responses to immunologic challenge, processe...

Effect of Age on Liver Function in Patients Undergoing Partial Hepatectomy.

Postresectional liver failure is the most frequent cause of fatal outcome following liver surgery. Diminished preoperative liver function in the elderly might contribute to this. Therefore, the aim of...

Cytomegalovirus driven immunosenescence: An immune phenotype with or without clinical impact?

The continuous emerging increase in life span have led to vulnerability to a number of different diseases in the elderly. Some of these risks may be attributed to specific changes in the immune system...

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