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Immune response, although biological, involves chemical response—for instance, B-cells generate proteins and oligosaccharides. It is this tie-in between the two sciences that particularly interests me.
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Guide to Immune Response

T-Cell Image Cropped and MagnifiedThe body must protect itself from foreign invaders by invoking immune response. The humoral immune system and the cell-mediated immune system work as a team to foil invaders. Cells developed in the bone marrow (B-cells), when exposed to a destructive antigen produced by an invader, produce antibodies that mark or identify that antigen for destruction by T-cells, formed as part of the cell-mediated immune system. These cells though begun in the bone marrow, are finished by the thymus—hence the name T-cells. There is much information to learn, not only concerning the immune systems, but also the antibody varieties produced! Consider informative articles on immune response written by your Bright Hub contributors.

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This second part of a series about different arms of the immune response looks at T cell development and the function of the various types of T cells....

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Understanding the immune response requires learning specialized terminology. Learn some definitions and differences between passive and active immunity....

Innate and Adaptive Immunity

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Cell-Mediated Immunity

This third part of a series about different arms of the immune response looks at the cell-mediated immune response....

Types and Functions of Antibodies in Humans

This fifth part of a series about different arms of the immune system responds to different types of antibody particles, and their functions....