immune competence

immune competence

Competence Immunology The ability of the immune system to respond appropriately to an antigenic stimulation, and unleash an immune response 'cascade'. Cf Anergy, Antigenic competence.
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Effect of Naked-Neck gene on immune competence, serum biochemical and carcass traits in chicken under tropical climate Asian-Aust.
(2) During this time the virus has infected a variety of cell types, but primarily found in cells of the monocytoid lineage such as monocytes and CD34+ myeloid progenitor cells, (3) where the virus persists intracellularly until changes in immune competence allows for reactivation and subsequent infection.
Enteral route is preferred because it results in improved utilization of nutrients, protection of mucosa from atrophy, protection of normal gut flora, ensurance of gut integrity, more immune competence and less incidence of septic complications when compared with TPN9.
The findings were found to be related to supremacy of appropriate environmental condition for sporulation of Eimeria oocysts during winter season and also due to low immune competence of calf aged less than one year.
Goldfarb et al., "Perioperative use of beta-blockers and COX-2 inhibitors may improve immune competence and reduce the risk of tumor metastasis," Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol.
The immune competence of healthy individuals steadily increases during childhood (e.g., children remain susceptible to Streptococcus spp.
For example, one of the most robust tests of immune competence is the antibody or cell-mediated response to novel antigens, often administered experimentally by vaccination.
The doubling time varies with the degree of cell differentiation, as well as the immune competence of the individual.
(4) Factors involved in this evasion include loss of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigen expression (perhaps due to gene loss or mutation), secretion of immunosuppressive cytokines, induction of immunosuppressive T cells (Tregs), and, in the later stages of disease, a more general failure of immune competence due either to the disease itself or to treatment.
This article will explain what Life Extension[R] is doing to accelerate restoration of immune competence in aging humans today, including suppressing deadly interleukin-6 levels.
It has been shown that factors that influence the effectiveness of vaccination includes the immune competence of the vaccine recipient.