host defense mechanisms

host defense mechanisms

a group of body protective systems, including physical barriers and the immune response, that normally guard against infection.

host de·fense mech·a·nisms

(hōst dē-fens mekă-nizmz)
Natural protections against infection including skin, mucous membranes, and specific and nonspecific immune responses.
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa has become an important cause of infection, especially in patients with compromised host defense mechanisms.
Dvorak and colleagues (18) concluded more than 35 years ago that host defense mechanisms are not impaired in patients with HS.
Dvorak and colleagues's concluded more than 35 years ago that host defense mechanisms are not impaired in patients with HS.
FGI-101-1A6 targets and eliminates only the infected cells through induction of normal host defense mechanisms.
Biofilms are known for their high level of antimicrobie resistance and resilience to host defense mechanisms.
In severely malnourished patients, both acquired immunity like lymphocyte functions as well as innate host defense mechanisms like macrophages and granulocytes are affected.
Step-by-step laboratory methods and protocols are provided for investigating a variety of fungal and bacteria pathogens, as well as parasites, and for studying host defense mechanisms.
Such critical evaluations are not easily done, as susceptibility tests do not take into account the normal host defense mechanisms.
Regardless of the mechanism of immune malfunction, the end result is the same--abnormal host defense mechanisms that can lead to the development of dysbiosis.
Pulmatrix is discovering and developing a new class of host targeted therapies that treat and prevent a broad range of infectious and progressive respiratory diseases by harnessing the airway and lungs own natural biophysical properties and host defense mechanisms.
Contributors describe the applied genomics of some oral bacteria, horizontal gene transfer in oral bacteria, cell-to-cell communication in oral microbial communities, the molecular biology of carcinogenic bacteria, molecular windows into the pathogenic properties of Aggregaribacter acinomycetemcomitans, the molecular biology of Porphyromonas gingivalis, the molecular biology of the survival and virulence of Treponema denticola, the molecular basis of host-pathogen interaction in the oral cavity and of host defense mechanisms in oral disease, and molecular approaches to vaccination against oral infections.