Essays Tagged: "Adaptive immune system"

Evolution of Immunity in Invertebrates

rican Nov, 1996Author: Gregory Beck and Gail S. HabichtPages: 60 - 71Total Pages Read: 9The complex immune systems of humans and other mammals evolved over quite a long time - in some rather surprisin ... is studies opened up the new field of comparative immunology. Comparative immunologists studied the immune defenses of past and current creatures. They gained further insight into how immunity works.T ...

(5 pages) 56 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biology career research on immunology

system that is continually ready to respond to invasion.A second line of defence is the specific or adaptive immune system which may take days to respond to a primary invasion (that is infection by an ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Immune System

e and then repel or destroy these invaders. The layers of immunity defense include innate immunity, adaptive immunity, humoral immunity, and cell-mediated immunity (Immune System March 2001). Our bodi ... part of the immune system. Some white blood cells, known as macrophages, play an important role in adaptive immunity in that they attach to invading antigens and deliver them to be destroyed by other ...

(4 pages) 63 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Did you heard about Ebola Viruses?

infect dendritic cells which are antigen presenting cells blocking the body's ability to start the adaptive immune response. Dendritic cells secrete tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha), IL-1(beta), IL- ...

(1 pages) 426 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lupus

h 27/2014Lupus is an unforgiving disease, that has 1000 faces. By definition Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease. It can harm any part of the body (skin, joints, and organs). The cause of Lupus is u ... rson. It is not a form of cancer and it is not related to aids.A person with Lupus does not have an immune system that works normally, that acts to fight bacteria, viruses, injuries, and diseases. A p ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases