cell-mediated immune response


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cell-med·i·at·ed immune response

 (sĕl′mē′dē-ā′tĭd)
n.
The immune response produced when sensitized T cells directly attack foreign antigens and secrete lymphokines that initiate the body's humoral immune response. Also called cellular immune response.
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Noun1.cell-mediated immune response - an immune response (chiefly against viral or fungal invasions or transplanted tissue) that involves T cells
immune reaction, immune response, immunologic response - a bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen
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"DNA or gene-based vaccines induce antibodies, but they also can activate the cell-mediated immune response, which ultimately could yield strong and durable protection against disease."
There are two main responses, the antibody responses and the cell-mediated immune response that are carried out by B cell lymphocytes and T cell lymphocytes.
Polimod (pidotimod) is a synthetic oral immune stimulant, which works by stimulating and regulating cell-mediated immune response, and is applied to patients with immune dysfunction, such as respiratory tract infections, otolaryngology infections, urinary tract infections and gynaecological infections.
Normally in response to dermatophytoses, the stratum corneum undergoes renewal process done by keratinocytes that leads to epithelial shedding, and consequently possible removal of the fungus.3 Also cell-mediated immune response is responsible for the control of infection.
* Th1 cells, which initiate a cell-mediated immune response against intracellular pathogens by activating macrophages or cytotoxic T cells that then destroy the pathogen.
The progressive atrophy of the thymus gland occurring with ageing, affects ability to generate a cell-mediated immune response. Diminution of this response with increasing age, leads to a progressive reduction in antigen- driven lymphocyte proliferation, a common deficit in elderly individuals.
7 ( ANI ): Owing to genetic differences, people could vary in their ability to mount a cell-mediated immune response against the H7N9 influenza virus that emerged in February last year, a new study has suggested.
These are then presented to naive T cells in the locoregional lymph nodes, which then stimulates even more of a cell-mediated immune response and inflammatory response that then further increases apoptosis of local cells," Dr.
In vitro cell-mediated immune response of Gold fish, Carassius auratus (L) to Ichthyopthirius metafilis.
"So, the B cell-mediated immune response seems to have a very important role." The genetic profile identified by the researchers suggests that low-risk patients have an enhanced immune response against the tumor.
Increased production of IFN-[gamma] and lL-4 indicates a positive cell-mediated immune response leading to higher concentration of anti-TT lgG antibody.