humoral immunity


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humoral immunity

n.
Immunity involving antibodies, which circulate as dissolved proteins in blood and lymph, as contrasted with cell-mediated immunity.
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He retired from UCLA in 1999, but within a year resumed his academic pursuits with the creation of the Terasaki Foundation, a research center dedicated to cancer immunotherapy and the study of humoral immunity and transplantation.
Determination of the antigenic structure of the viral protein may lead to identification of the epitope responsible for the harmful vs beneficial effects on humoral immunity and provide valuable information for SARS vaccine development.
The combination of these TLR activating ligands with liposomes creates a synergism that leads to substantially enhanced immune responses, particularly cytokine release and induction of potent cellular and humoral immunity.
The effect of experimental craniocerebral trauma on cell-mediated and humoral immunity reactions [in Russian].
Humoral immunity involves the recognition of extracellular antigen by B lymphocytes bearing antigen-specific antibodies on their surface.
Two other patients had multiple myeloma, which has a well-known association with defective humoral immunity.
Secondary testing of humoral immunity is performed in centers specializing in immunologic testing and typically includes evaluation of B cell number and testing of in vitro B cell function.
Such food animals produce specific humoral immunity against a broad range of organisms because they are routinely exposed to common environmental pathogens to a much greater degree than humans.
Cellular immunity is impaired in these patients[8]; however, the humoral immunity is preserved.
Humoral immunity is provided by antibodies that circulate in the blood and lymph.
Among the strategies that should be re-examined is that of humoral immunity.
Previous studies investigating the role of the anterior hypothalamus in humoral immunity have either lesioned the anterior hypothalamus or recorded neuronal activity in the anterior area in the face of a challenge with a known antigen (Abramsky et al.