antibody-mediated immunity

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an′tibody-me`diated immu′nity

immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and circulating antibodies. Compare cell-mediated immunity.
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In addition, studies on vaccines with protective efficacy based on antibody-mediated immunity against some of these pathogens have been reported [17-21].
"Our hypothesis, based on the application of data collected by other researchers, suggests that cell-mediated immunity, as opposed to antibody-mediated immunity, may play a key role in lowering the disease-causing ability, or pathogenicity, of the 2009 H1N1 influenza," added Xing.
On the other end of the spectrum is the TH2 subset, which is involved in humoral or antibody-mediated immunity and has implication for allergies, asthma, and extracellular infectious microbes.

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