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any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)

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The T cells talk to the antigen-presenting cells and, in response, make cytokines that launch an attack.
The deliberations start when T cells and antigen-presenting cells meet in the lymph nodes, causing a series of molecular events leading to the activation of a protein called Ras.
Firstly by targeting antigen-presenting cells we get a faster and longer lasting immune response at a lower dose that traditional vaccines.
lucidum modulates the immune system, including, for example, antigen-presenting cells, natural killer (NK) cells, and the T and B lymphocytes, the effects of G.
The study involved killer cells, known as CD8 T cells, and their instructor cells, known as antigen-presenting cells.
In the presence of minute amounts of the antigen, immune responsibility gradually shifts back to the more friendly reception of T cells and antigen-presenting cells.
TCI, discovered by researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, taps into the unique benefits of a major group of antigen-presenting cells found in the outer layers of the skin (Langerhans cells) to generate an enhanced immune response.
With the use of refined electron microscopic methodology, MBP has been demonstrated in or on all these three types of antigen-presenting cells in the brain.
During in vitro research, the study group found that individual peptides in the TNP mixture can bind to antigen-presenting cells and may be able to redirect the immune response.
This study showed that the cigarette recruited antigen-presenting cells (cells that orchestrate the immune system's response to antigens) as co-conspirators in the lung-destroying crime, using specific genes that regulate proteins in their deadly role.
Based on Iomai's novel transcutaneous immunization (TCI) technology, the patch works by delivering vaccine to a group of antigen-presenting cells in the skin called Langerhans cells, which transport the vaccine to nearby lymph nodes to produce a sustained immune response.
Scientists consider dendritic cells to be the most potent antigen-presenting cells in the body.
The role of antigen-presenting cells in the regulation of allergen-specific T cell responses.
The paper, "Recruitment of Antigen-Presenting Cells to the Site of Inoculation and Augmentation of HIV-1 DNA Vaccine Immunogenicity by In Vivo Electroporation", was published online ahead of print at the Journal's web site http://jvi.
The researchers found that one TLR, known as TLR8, triggered a strong immune response in antigen-presenting cells, which are crucial for vaccine responses.