antibody-mediated immunity


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Related to antibody-mediated immunity: cell-mediated immunity

an′tibody-me`diated immu′nity


n.
immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and circulating antibodies. Compare cell-mediated immunity.
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The Society's MS Lesion Project is following clues that antibody-mediated immunity is at work in MS destruction in some people, while T cell-mediated immunity affects others.
The generals (helper T-cells) launch a two-sided strategy: First, in a process called antibody-mediated immunity, millions of antibodies stick to HIV particles and block them from attacking cells.
The patient's own immunoglobulin appears not to be significantly affected by treatment with IDEC-C2B8, and provides antibody-mediated immunity during the period of B-cell recovery.

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