immunotolerance


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im·mu·no·log·ic tol·er·ance

lack of immune response to antigen. Theories of tolerance induction include clonal deletion and clonal anergy. In clonal deletion, the actual clone of cells is eliminated whereas in clonal anergy the cells are present but nonfunctional.

immunotolerance

see immunological tolerance.
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This may be of relevance in the natural history of HPV infection and cervical cancer since Tregs may be exerting a "dominant" form of immunotolerance on many different cell types such as NK and CD8 cells (40).
A more disputed matter focuses on a seemingly paradoxical effect of transfused alloleukocytes, that of immunosuppression or induction of immunotolerance.
Primed by the maternal gut microflora and stimulated by prebiotics in breast milk, the neonatal intestinal microbiota engender normal maturation of the immune system and induce immunotolerance.
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