non-specific immune response


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non-specific immune response

An immediate protective responses of the immune system that does not require previous exposure to the invader.
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The current research is directed towards an alternative approach- the use of herbs to boost or stimulate non-specific immune response as well as protection against A.
Non-specific immune response of parrot fish fed the five experimental diets for 12 wk Item Diets Con [Con.sup.+] NBT (absorbance) 1.85 [+ or -] 0.16 1.79 [+ or -] 0.09 MPO (absorbance) 1.56 [+ or -] 0.11 1.50 [+ or -] 0.01 Item Diets C500 C1000 NBT (absorbance) 1.81 [+ or -] 0.06 1.85 [+ or -] 0.05 MPO (absorbance) 1.61 [+ or -] 0.37 1.62 [+ or -] 0.01 Item Diets p value C2000 NBT (absorbance) 1.80 [+ or -] 0.04 0.842 MPO (absorbance) 1.69 [+ or -] 0.05 0.732 NBT, nitro-blue-tetrazolium; MPO, myeloperoxidase; SD, standard deviation.
(9) Moreover, several studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of lactic acid bacteria in boosting a non-specific immune response by enhancing the phagocytosis of pathogens as well as by modifying cytokine production.
Inflammation is a normal physiologic response to injury or infection, and it is considered to be a non-specific immune response. The inflammatory response mobilizes components of the immune system--neutrophils, eosinophils, chemotactic peptides and mononuclear cells--and summons them to the site of injury or infection.
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