cell-mediated immunity

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cell-mediated immunity

Immunity involving cells, such as T cells and phagocytes, in contrast with humoral immunity, which involves soluble proteins (antibodies). Also called cellular immunity.

cell′-me`diated immu′nity

immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of T cells, involving the direct destruction of viruses, foreign particles, etc. Compare antibody-mediated immunity.
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ImmuKnow is a noninvasive biomarker of immune function that assesses cellular immune status by detecting cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in populations undergoing immunosuppressive therapy for organ transplant.
Efficacy assessment of a cell-mediated immunity HIV-1 vaccine (the Step study): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, test-of-concept trial.
ImmuKnow is the in vitro diagnostic utilized to detect cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in an immunosuppressed population, and is increasingly being adopted at organ transplant centers throughout the United States and abroad.
Cell-mediated immunity is particularly important during the breeding season, because the likelihood of injury during sexual competition is high and cell-mediated immunity is essential for healing wounds and resisting infection (Zuk and Johnsen 1998).
The virus stock used in the microneutralization (NT) and in the cell-mediated immunity assays was propagated in MDCK cells, and the culture supernatants were collected 48 h postinoculation.
Protection against mucocutaneous candidiasis, however, depends on cell-mediated immunity, hence its occurrence in patients with AIDS or severe combined immunodeficiency.
We conducted a prospective study of 60 patients in a tertiary care referral center to ascertain the status of cell-mediated immunity as determined by delayed hypersensitivity reactions in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) or allergic rhinitis.
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One project at NADC appears to have uncovered an immunological "trapdoor" that may help scientists overcome maternal immunity through vaccines that trigger cell-mediated immunity.
These findings may have important implications for the diagnosis and clinical management of anomalies of cell-mediated immunity resulting from environmental exposure to various herbicides and other pesticides.
When a primary immune deficiency is suspected in a patient, it's often helpful to consider the patient's history and symptoms in terms of the four components of specific host resistance: antibody, complement, phagocytic cells, and cell-mediated immunity.

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