Essays Tagged: "antibodies"


through the blood. Testing positive for human immunodefiency virus or HIV, means that you carry the antibodies, you can be HIV infected and not have AIDS, AIDS occurs in later stage of infection. A pe ...

(4 pages) 78 0 4.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Defenses of human immune system and how they are influenced by hereditary genetics.

der, like a single strain of bacteria or virus. Specific defenses include T cells, B cells, and the antibodies they manufacture. Genetics and hereditary traits, as well as the surrounding environment ... e the infection has passed. At the same time, B cells divide to produce plasma cells, which produce antibodies. Antibodies cause virus or bacterial cells to clump together, creating fat targets for ma ...

(3 pages) 67 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding (a comparison in aabb)

Mother's milk is easily digested, has perfectly matched nutrition for the baby, and is filled with antibodies that protect against infection. Further more, breastfed babies are less likely to suffer ...

(2 pages) 177 3 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Medical Similarities Between Dogs and People.

fluid filled with protein, anti-bodies and minerals), gives them protection from disease germs. The antibodies in the mother's milk protect the puppies for about the first six weeks. These antibodies ...

(7 pages) 50 0 3.9 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Myasthenia gravis a nuerological digestive disease.

at affects muscle receptors. This defect results in the constant attack of the muscle receptors by antibodies. The antibodies never usually assault their own body parts but something causes them to ... es them to attack the muscle receptors. It has not been determined yet why and for what reason the antibodies do this strange thing. All that is known that the antibodies disrupt the connection betw ...

(4 pages) 50 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Jamaica:History and Culture This essay goes indepth about the History,Economy & Agriculture, Heritage, Food, and Geography!

natives call it Xaymaca. He brought smallpox and other horrible dieases, to which islanders had no antibodies. Most of them died out soon after Columbus arrived, and those that didn't were tortured a ...

(5 pages) 142 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Immune response

nvader. This immunity either comes from having been attack by the invader before and already having antibodies, or it comes from receiving antibodies, i.e. a vaccine. If a certain invader has not atta ... e antigens are what tell the body that in is in fact a foreign invader. If a person already has the antibodies for a certain antigen then the invader will be neutralized instantly, and then 'eaten' by ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Describe the structure and function of blood and the body fluids - an essay about different components that make up blood.

fluid part of blood that contains nutrients, glucose, proteins, minerals, enzymes, waste products, antibodies, clotting proteins and hormones. Its role is transporting the substances around the body. ... Agranulocytes consist of monocytes (phagocytic against foreign cells) and lymphocytes which produce antibodies. Granulocytes consist of neutrophils (phagocytic and contain lysosomes), eosinophils (pha ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


three types of influenza virus's called, A, B and C.A person who has been attacked by virus C needs antibodies (proteins made by the immune system).They should provide immunity against the virus for l ... sleeping in your coffin.It is very rare for a person to die from flu unless it keeps resisting the antibodies it will become a severe case of pneumonia and that can kill you in 2-3 days (sooner in a ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


cells", for example when normal blood cells are fused to cancer cells they produce huge amounts of antibodies which help our body to fight against the disease which are infectious. (Nelson Biology 11 ...

(3 pages) 27 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Symptoms and Description of HIV/AIDS.

s the body's immune system to slowly weaken. When you get AIDS, the body slowly loses the number of antibodies, the cells which fight disease and infection. When you have AIDS you are much more likely ... ear for a long time afterward. By definition you don't have AIDS until you have less than 2 million antibodies per cubic centimeter of blood. When you get AIDS can be affected by weight loss, fever, m ...

(3 pages) 63 0 3.7 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Evaluation of Vaccination Programs and Quarantine in Australia

ctive immunisation involves the injection of an antigen in the form of a vaccine. The production of antibodies and T and B memory cells specific to that type or antigens are stimulated and remain in t ... e stimulated and remain in the body for a long period of time. Passive immunity is the injection of antibodies that another organism has produced in response to a particular pathogen. However this doe ...

(7 pages) 30 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Description of the five types of antibodies generated by the humoral aspect of the adaptive immune response

re designated IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM, on the basis of the C regions in their heavy chains. The antibodies of each class have different biological roles and locations in the body.IgA - IgA monomer ... , functioning as the antigen receptor of the B cell and is important in B cell activation.IgE - IgE antibodies are almost never found in blood. They are the antibodies involved in some allergies. IgE ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

BIOLOGY - Proteins: How They Work By, Jin Chang (me)

the body that keep us alive. They are structural and give us support, store food, defend by making antibodies, transport oxygen through blood, signal by hormones, and create enzymes. Proteins are pro ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Breast Milk Or Baby Formula?

iarrhea, rashes, and allergies than bottle-fed babies (Williams 20). This is due to the transfer of antibodies from the mother to the infant. These antibodies help kill all sorts of bacteria and virus ... ugh breast milk? (Williams 21). If a mother has one of these illnesses, she would actually transmit antibodies to the baby that would help it fight these infections. Transmittable diseases are the onl ...

(11 pages) 63 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


in the body. This disease makes the body attack its own cells and tissues. The immune system makes antibodies, which are supposed to protect the body, but instead they attack the body's own tissue. L ... failure causes it. It is possible that the patient gets another autoimmune disease from Lupus. The antibodies may develop against different organs, tissues or glands, which can cause a variety of dis ...

(5 pages) 35 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


en able to isolate oligonucleotide sequences, which are emerging as a class of molecules that fight antibodies. Many of the oligonucleotides selectively inhibit the DNA polymerase actively. Most of th ...

(1 pages) 1021 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Lupis Disease

n lupus. Think of the immune system as an army within the body with hundreds of defenders (known as antibodies).They defend the body from attack by germs and viruses. In lupus, however, the immune sys ... s and viruses. In lupus, however, the immune system becomes overactive and goes out of control. The antibodies attack healthy tissues in the body. This attack induces inflammation, causing redness, pa ...

(5 pages) 21 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Hepatitis C

ocessed in infected host cells into smaller structural and nonstructural proteins. The detection of antibodies against these proteins in the blood of the infected person plays a important part in diag ... he first diagnostic test a physician may try is called a antibody detection screening. It looks for antibodies to the hepatitis c virus in your blood, it does not look for the virus itself. This test ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

How and why do vaccines work?

against deadly diseases and they work because when you receive a vaccine it helps your body creates antibodies. Antibodies are your body's defensive cells that fight off any foreign substances or germ ... e chemicals that destroy viruses and bacteria. It is made from dead or altered viruses or bacteria. Antibodies are your body's defensive cells that fight off any foreign germs; antibodies are proteins ...

(1 pages) 15 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology