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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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Viruses up their game in arms race with immune system

In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus—introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950—has developed a novel and deadly...

Blood-filtering organs fight infections that enter through the skin

New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, accordin...

New bacterial defense mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system uncovered

Researchers led by Martin Jinek of the University of Zurich have found an unprecedented mechanism by which bacteria defend themselves against invading viruses. When the bacterial immune system gets ov...

Viruses Up Their Game in 'Arms Race' With Immune System

Myxoma virus. Courtesy of Penn State In a classic example of the evolutionary arms race between a host and a pathogen, the myxoma virus -- introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1...

New tool demonstrates differences in human immune systems

Immune system function varies significantly between individuals, and up to now there has been no effective means of measuring and describing these differences. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institute...

Organs Fight Infections That Enter Through the Skin

New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the skin could lead to better treatments for viruses like Zika, dengue and measles, accordin...

How genetically engineered viruses develop into effective vaccines

Lentiviral vectors are virus particles that can be used as a vaccine to stimulate the immune system to fight against specific pathogens. The vectors are derived from HIV, rendered non-pathogenic, and ...

US FDA says excessive Ocaliva poses risk to people with decreased liver function

The US FDA has warned that people with decreased liver function who taker higher than recommended doses of Intercept Pharma’s drug Ocaliva are at increased risk of liver injury and death.

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Immune System Dysfunction in the Elderly.

Human aging is characterized by both physical and physiological frailty that profoundly affects the immune system. In this context aging is associated with declines in adaptive and innate immunity est...

RNA-virus proteases counteracting host innate immunity.

Virus invasion triggers host immune responses, in particular, innate immune responses. Pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) of viruses (such as dsRNA, ssRNA, or viral proteins) released duri...

Use of the liver maximum function capacity test (LiMAx) for the management of liver resection in cirrhosis - A case of hypopharyngeal cancer liver metastasis.

The presence of liver cirrhosis goes along with a higher chance for the need of liver resection. As established laboratory parameters often underestimate the degree of cirrhosis this is associated wit...

Immune Evasion Strategies during Chronic Hepatitis B and C Virus Infection.

Both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are a major global healthcare problem with more than 240 million and 70 million infected, respectively. Both viruses persist within ...

Chronic viral hepatitis and its association with liver cancer.

Chronic infection with hepatitis viruses represents the major causative factor for end-stage liver diseases, including liver cirrhosis and primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC). In this...

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