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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These include important biological functions such as suppressing chronic inflammation, restoring immune competence, (8) and impeding cancer progression.
It is evident that a healthy microbiota serves a vital role in establishing immune competence and, conversely, in precipitating incompetence and dysfunction when disturbed.
ImmunID has developed the immune molecular diagnostics test ImmunTraCkeR, which evaluates patient immune competence based on combinatorial T cell diversity.
It is well established that the intestines are a major source of immune competence.
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.
Does it cause significant problems with immune competence, apoptosis, mental stress disorders, cognitive dysfunction in the elderly, or diminished cardiovascular function?
Since patients' immune competence is generally low, great care is taken to protect them from catching colds or, worse still, flu.
A progressive reduction in immune competence is described with increasing age, and reduced antibody responses to inactivated influenza vaccines have been noted in elderly persons," the investigators said.