This article talks about the enzymes that bacteria secrete once they are in our body and initiate damaging actions to our tissues and organs.
Anatomy & Physiology
The human body is made up of thousands of parts, such as glands, muscles, bones, pieces of cartilage, and organs. These parts work together to keep the body breathing and make sure blood is pumping at all times. Read articles in this topic to learn about the parts of the human body and how they function.
The human skeleton, consisting of 206 bones, is a marvel of engineering. The bones which form the skeleton consist of proteins and mineral substances. Read more about the importance of bones in this article.
Acquired immunity is a body defense mechanism where the defense system is triggered in response to an exposure to microorganisms. Find out more about acquired immunity in the following article.
Animals and plants possess their own defense mechanisms against pathogens. Entry of any foreign element triggers the immune system and thereby kills the pathogen. The body defense mechanism is quite interesting. Find out more about innate immunity and its characteristics in the following article.
Understanding the immune response requires learning specialized terminology. Learn some definitions and differences between passive and active immunity.
ATP plays a very important role in a living cell. It drives different cellular processes such as synthesis of new chemical compounds, membrane transport, mechanical work and many more.
This fifth part of a series about different arms of the immune system responds to different types of antibody particles, and their functions.
This fourth part of a series on focuses on antibody mediated immunity and how it affects the way your body fights foreign bodies.
This third part of a series about different arms of the immune response looks at the cell-mediated immune response.
This first part of a series about different arms of the immune response looks at the innate and adaptive immune responses.
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.
This fourth and final part of the series examines the role of cytokines, proteins which act as signal molecules, controlling and directing the immune response.
This third part of the immune system series will look at the organs and tissues of the immune system, including the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes.
This second part of the immune system series will look at the cells which are part of the system.
The first part of this series on the immune system is an overview and introduction of concepts relating to this highly complex system.