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What makes immune cells only attack one type of antigen, as opposed to multiple different antigens?

What makes immune cells only attack one type of antigen, as opposed to multiple different antigens?

It's complicated: When immune cells come into contact with a foreign substance (called an antigen), they engulf that substance and either start making antibodies to it or activate other immune cells to come into the area to fight off the foreign invader. Antigens are fairly specific so antibodies that form are also fairly specific. Sometimes mistakes occur however. Here's a link to more: http://bit.ly/1uy9lyG ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Immune Cell Function (Definition)

Immune cells are the white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. There are different types of wbcs that fight infections or respond to immunizations in different ways. . For example, your immune response to the 1st measles vaccine differes from the second vaccination in the types of immune cells that react to the vaccines. Immune cells also go out of whack, and ...Read more


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If neurons are dramatically damaged by immune cells and stop or produce very little electrical and chemical signals what's this diagnosed as ?

If neurons are dramatically damaged by immune cells and stop or produce very little electrical and chemical signals what's this diagnosed as ?

Far too broad: What you have implied is some form of immune or autoimmune neuronopathy; however, the differential diagnosis of this is very broad. See neurologist. Look for hard data regarding what parts of the nervous system are being affected and what blood studies show about state of inflammatory mechanisms. What evidence are you using for "dramatically damaged"? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immune cell function?

What is the definition or description of: immune cell function?

How is your immunity: Immune cells are the white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. There are different types of wbcs that fight infections or respond to immunizations in different ways. . For example, your immune response to the 1st measles vaccine differes from the second vaccination in the types of immune cells that react to the vaccines. Immune cells also go out of whack, and this causes autimmune disease. ...Read more

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What immune cells induce apoptosis?

Many: T cells, b cells and natural killer or nk cells. ...Read more

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What immune cells induce apoptosis in cancer?

What immune cells induce apoptosis in cancer?

Many: T cells, b cells and natural killer or nk cells. ...Read more

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If you doctors find a cure for HIV ... Will it also cure the damage immune cells ( well i don't think soo )?

If you doctors find a cure for HIV ... Will it also cure the damage immune cells ( well i don't think soo )?

No: And that wouldn't be necessary - you would regenerate those cells like normal. The reason it doesn't work in hiv+ patients who don't take or respond to anti-retrovirals is that the virus is always replicating and infecting newly generated t cells. ...Read more

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Which immune cells are most often attacked in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

Which immune cells are most often attacked in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome?

CD4 T helper cells: The cd4 t helper cells are reduced by HIV infection. The virus that causes aids also infects macrophage cells but the reduction in t helper cells is the most important indicator of HIV disease progression towards aids. ...Read more

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I'm going through hep c treatment and i keep getting BV is this caused by my low immune system? Or is it my boyfriends semen that's irritating me?

I'm going through hep c treatment and i keep getting BV is this caused by my low immune system? Or is it my boyfriends semen that's irritating me?

Nobody knows: Here's a fact sheet from the centers for disease control: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis.Htm. ...Read more

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Little pus cells appeared in my semen report, what s the reason?

Little pus cells appeared in my semen report, what s the reason?

Prostatitis likely: Your results could be from prostatitis. When the prostate swells the resulting inflammation can be seen on a semen analysis. If you've had chlamydia or gonorrhea in the past, or if you currently have any form of urethritis, this can result in pus in the semen (pyospermia). Treatment with antibiotics can correct it, reducing pyospermia's impact on fertility. Further testing if not improved. ...Read more

Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more