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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Using innovate combinations of genetics and adoptive transfer protocols we will test whether this knowledge can be employed to reverse macrophage dependent loss of immune competence and failed tissue regeneration with age.
Probably the same thing that anyone should do without the test--optimize diet, lifestyle, supplements, immune competence.
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.
It is evident that a healthy microbiota serves a vital role in establishing immune competence and, conversely, in precipitating incompetence and dysfunction when disturbed.
The absence of detectable SBV antibodies in the puppy in this investigation suggests that transplacental infection occurred before the onset of fetal immune competence.
The telomeres found in CD8CD28- cells shorten more quickly than those found in other cell types, and previous research has found shorter telomere length in these cells to be associated with decreases in markers of immune competence.
Although a decrease in immune competence occurred after both retro-laparoscopic and open nephrectomies, this competence was better preserved immediately after the retro-laparoscopic surgery when compared to the open approach.
When antibiotics are not included in the diet, a sound immune competence is of paramount importance in maintaining the health of animals.
Coping, life purpose, and spirituality were measured with the Psychological Immune Competence Inventory, the Purpose in Life test, and the Intrinsic Spirituality Scale, respectively.
Compromised immune competence in free-living tree swallows exposed to mercury.