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Fetus Produces Antibodies Fetus Produces Antibodies Specific Toxoplasmosis
1,061 wordsI will be addressing the possible immunological barriers that may be involved with challenge to infection of Toxoplasmosa gondii, the protozoan that causes toxoplasmosis. It is widely known that toxoplasmosis is a devastating disease, with often drastic consequences upon infection. In pregnant mothers, these consequences can be very horrid. Such effects are more felt by the unborn fetus than by the mother. These effects include abortion, premature birth, and severe growth retardation (Creamy et....
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W B Saunders Infectious Diseases
1,022 words... em would be needed. This would call for a wide range of assays to show Ig affinity to antigen, the ability of the c omelet to elicit a response, etc. The first assay conducted would involve isolated Ig from fetal serum, regardless of isotype, but the Ig must be specific for toxoplasmosis. This should be easy to come by in an infection situation, since antibodies to toxoplasmosis are produced in an infection situation to that specific antigen. These isolated Ig molecules would then be subject...
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Immune Response Reverse Transcriptase
1,355 wordsIn 1985, over 10, 000 cases of AIDS were reported worldwide (White and Fenner 1986). Just over a decade later, in 1998, the Global AIDS Policy Coalition estimated that 30. 6 million people were infected with HIV worldwide. It has also been projected that by the year 2000, between 40 and 70 million adults will be infected with HIV (New Generation Vaccines 1997). Over 90 % of all HIV- 1 infected individuals live in developing nations: 50 % in Southeast Asia and 40 % in sub-Saharan Africa. However,...
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Td Tr Tr Td White Blood Cells
3,530 wordsINTRODUCTION There is no doubt that AIDS is indeed the epidemic of the decade. Not only are there many supporting facts and data, visiting urban cities and third world countries prove this point. Furthermore, AIDS is not only highly infectious, it is also the first major incurable epidemic throughout this biomedical revolution that mankind is going through. This epidemic might actually be the one that will completely wipeout the third world. Scientists, government agencies and pharmaceutical com...
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Autoimmune Diseases Organ Transplantation
2,135 wordsINTRODUCTION In order to provide a detailed analysis of recent pharmacological developments involving the human immune system, it is firstly necessary to introduce the innate and adaptive immune responses. Immunosuppressants and immuno modulators will be differentiated between and a selection of new and often experimental drugs belonging to each category will be provided. Specific drugs will be described including the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic's involved with each type. The possible c...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Multiple Sclerosis
2,060 words... f cells. However, recent research suggests that autoimmune diseases maybe due to the dys regulation of the immune system, and that poor thymus functioning results in T 4 Helper cells losing control of humoral immunity so that antibodies lose their specificity and attack host cells (Beardsley, 1997). Thus immuno modulation in this area could be highly effective. It must be stated that this is merely a theory and that extensive testing is still needed in this area before such drugs can be used...
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Ebola Zaire Ebola Virus
1,560 wordsThe Ebola Virus Descriptions of the Ebola virus: The Ebola virus is a complicating object (viruses not being considered living creatures, so it is an object). Named after the Ebola River, the Ebola virus particle contains seven different proteins of which only three have vaguely known purposes. While the exact function of the other four proteins are still unknown, we do know that they attack immune system. Ebola is known to jump hosts and known to be lethal to both monkeys and humans. Similar to...
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Hiv And Aids Effects Of Marijuana
3,209 wordsMarijuana, pot, Mary Jane, grass, weed, hash, hashish, dope, cannabis, sinsemilla, greens. When you hear these words, do you think of illegal substances or medical miracle-workers? Marijuana has been approved for medical use by prescription in at least three states. In November 1998, voters in Washington DC won the right for medicinal marijuana. However, the results have been kept secret by congressional order. This research report will give you the facts about marijuana to help you make up your...
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Immune Response Cell Mediated
449 wordsThe word immune literally means protection. Protection from many hazards in the environment. Diseases cannot be immunized, such as cancer or AIDS Immune system protects against foreign substances, and problems that may arise during that process Cells of the immune system function to protect the individual organism against threats from anything that is foreign, or nonself. Predominant threat to humans is infectious invasion of the body by foreign organisms, viruses, bacteria, and fungi Potential ...
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White Blood Cells Lymph Nodes
284 wordsYour immune system is a complex array of organs, cells and molecules distributed throughout your body. Each part of the system contributes to the growth, development or activation of lymphocytes, sophisticated white blood cells that play a major role in your immune response. White blood cells originate in bone marrow. Some then migrate to your thymus where they develop into specialized types of immune cells. From bone marrow and thymus, some white blood cells gather in lymph nodes and other immu...
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Bone Marrow Identical Twin
641 wordsThere are two different responses produced by the immune response in mammals. There is the Cell mediated response, and there is the antibody response. First we shall deal with the Cell mediated response. This response is based upon the help of T-Cells. There are various types of T-cells which all have different jobs in the system. The cell mediated response is mainly utilised in defence against intracellular pathogens, such as view and fungi (and some bacteria). The T-cell precursors are produce...
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Immune Response Infectious Diseases
2,154 wordsFetal Immune Response To Infection With Toxoplasmosa gondi Tom Repici Immunology 4200 11 - 21 - 98 ABSTRACT I will be addressing the possible immunological barriers that may be involved with challenge to infection of Toxoplasmosa gondii, the protozoan that causes toxoplasmosis. It is widely known that toxoplasmosis is a devastating disease, with often drastic consequences upon infection. In pregnant mothers, these consequences can be very horrid. Such effects are more felt by the unborn fetus th...
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Cystic Fibrosis Opportunistic Infections
3,228 wordsResearch Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Pseudomonas aeruginosa Research Paper Julie Johnson Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a versatile gram negative bacterium that grows in soil, marshes, and coastal marine habitats, as well as on plant and animal tissues. People with cystic fibrosis, burn victims, individuals with cancer, and persons infected with HIV are particularly at risk of disease resulting from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Unlike many environmental bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa has a remarkable capacit...
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White Blood Cells Rheumatoid Arthritis
2,160 wordsThe Immune System Period 2 May 23, 1999 The immune system is the most incredible part of our body. It has the task of keeping the body healthy by destroying pathogens and disease-producing organisms, and by neutralizing their toxins. The immune system employs the services of the skin, mucous membranes, hair, cilia, saliva, urine and other natural means of waste disposal to keep the body free of illness and pathogens, For instance, should foreign bacteria enter the body, the immune system will em...
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