adaptive immune system


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adaptive immune system

n.
The component of the vertebrate immune system involving lymphocytes (B cells and T cells) containing a small number of proteins that combine to produce an enormous variety of distinct proteins capable of recognizing and deactivating specific antigens. It is one of two main components of the immune system, along with the innate immune system.
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In tests on mouse cells, the researchers found that when cancer cells are stressed by an experimental anti-CD47 immunotherapy, the cancer cells leak DNA into nearby dendritic cells, which present antigens to killer T-cells and are considered a bridge between the innate and adaptive immune systems.
In the past few decades, research on vitamin D has shown that there are important interactions between vitamin D and cells from the innate as well as from the adaptive immune system.
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The adaptive immune system develops later on and consists primarily of lymphocytes and their products, including antibodies and cytokines.
1) The architecture of this system can be divided into two distinct but interdependent branches: the innate and adaptive immune systems.
The aim of this study was to estimate the peripheral blood CD4+ T-cell activation rate in response to in vitro stimulation with PHA in order to assess the basal condition of the adaptive immune system at birth, its development in the first month of life, and the influence of the main perinatal factors on the immune response in a population of very preterm infants.
The functions of cells of the adaptive immune system are as follows.
Humans and other vertebrates have an adaptive immune system in addition to other forms of immunity present in all organisms.
The cells of the innate system recognize and respond to pathogens in a generic way, but, unlike the adaptive immune system (which is found only in vertebrates), it does not confer long-lasting or protective immunity to the host.
Cistanche primarily targets the adaptive immune system, (18) the specialized branch of the system that allows for a stronger immune response tailored to specific pathogens while providing longer-lasting protection.
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