immune reaction


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Synonyms for immune reaction

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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Emma Holt, the PDSA vet who treated Bobby, said: "Tests revealed he was suffering from a deadly immune reaction as a result of the multiple stings.
The ultimate goals are to create a simple blood test that could tell who is more likely to experience a protracted recovery -- right after surgery or maybe even before -- and to hunt treatments that might alter the immune reaction to help.
One of the researchers suggested that first solid foods might overstimulate the immune system, but it is unknown how that would affect the complex immune reaction that results in type 1 diabetes.
Of the total 129 participating laboratories, 120 laboratories (93%) reported it as a systemic immune reaction (inflammation), whereas 6 laboratories (4.
The men were hit by an uncontrolled immune reaction after being given an experimental drug designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, leukaemia and multiple sclerosis.
Scientists suspect that TRALI, which occurs when people have an adverse immune reaction triggered by antibodies in donor blood, is caused by blood from people who have been exposed to a variety of blood groups.
CD28 is a T cell surface structure that is largely responsible for determining whether or not a foreign protein triggers an immune reaction.
Cocaine caused an immune reaction called the 'complement cascade' which destroys cells by building complexes of proteins on their membranes, making them burst.
All this makes the immune reaction that much stronger.
Studies suggest that the immune reaction was still significant enough to prevent the volunteers from future infection with the same virus strain.
When researchers treated both cell groups with a synthetic component mimicking a viral presence, the adult immune cells reacted by secreting substances involved in immune reaction against viruses (interferon-gamma) and killed cells infected with virus, while cells from newborns could not do this or were impaired in performing this function.
The Th17 "helper" T-cells pumped out chemical signals that can trigger an extreme immune reaction.
American scientists discovered that A20 controls the first step in a chain of signals that unleash an immune reaction.
These are the only two agents that are known to not interfere with the desired immune reaction.
In early RNAi experiments, researchers saw some hints that the technique could induce an immune reaction or switch off the wrong gene or genes.