antibody-mediated immunity
See humoral immunity.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • antibody-mediated immunity — /an ti bod ee mee dee ay tid, an tee /, Immunol. immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and their progeny, which produce circulating antibodies in response to the presence of a foreign substance and recognize the… …   Universalium

  • antibody-mediated immunity — /an ti bod ee mee dee ay tid, an tee /, Immunol. immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and their progeny, which produce circulating antibodies in response to the presence of a foreign substance and recognize the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • antibody-mediated immunity — an′tibody me diated immu′nity n. imu immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of B cells and circulating antibodies Compare cell mediated immunity …   From formal English to slang

  • cell-mediated immunity — /sel mee dee ay tid/, Immunol. immunity independent of antibody but dependent on the recognition of antigen by T cells and their subsequent destruction of cells bearing the antigen or on the secretion by T cells of lymphokines that enhance the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell-mediated immunity — /sel mee dee ay tid/, Immunol. immunity independent of antibody but dependent on the recognition of antigen by T cells and their subsequent destruction of cells bearing the antigen or on the secretion by T cells of lymphokines that enhance the… …   Universalium

  • cell-mediated immunity — cell′ me diated immu′nity n. imu immunity conferred to an individual through the activity of T cells, involving the direct destruction of viruses, foreign particles, etc Compare antibody mediated immunity • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • cell mediated immunity — Immune response that involves effector T lymphocytes and not the production of humoral antibody. Responsible for allograft rejection, delayed hypersensitivity and in defence against viral infection and intracellular protozoan parasites …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Immunity (medical) — Immunity is a biological term that describes a state of having sufficient biological defenses to avoid infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion. Immunity involves both specific and non specific components. The non specific… …   Wikipedia

  • Antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity — (ADCC) is a mechanism of cell mediated immunity whereby an effector cell of the immune system actively lyses a target cell that has been bound by specific antibodies. It is one of the mechanisms through which antibodies, as part of the humoral… …   Wikipedia

  • Antibody — Immunoglobulin redirects here. For the immunoglobulin family, see Immunoglobulin superfamily. Antibodies redirects here. For the film, see Antibodies (film). Each antibody binds to a specific antigen; an interaction similar to a lock and key. An… …   Wikipedia

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