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Immune system and cancer

proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund, Tokyo, 1988

by Takamatsu no Miya Hi Gan KenkyuМ„ Kikin. International Symposium

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Published by Japan Scientific Societies Press, Taylor & Francis in Tokyo, London, Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cancer -- Immunological aspects -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Toshiyuki Hamaoka ... [et al.].
    SeriesPrincess Takamatsu symposia ;, 19
    ContributionsHamaoka, Toshiyuki.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC268.3 .T35 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 347 p. :
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1905588M
    ISBN 100850668530
    LC Control Number90108876

    The immune system is incredibly complex because your body has many lines of defense to rid itself of foreign invaders. In this post I’m going to address one critical component of your immune system. That is your lymphatic system. Here’s a quick anatomy lesson (I’m going to try to keep this really simple). As a guide to the research detailed in this book, I offer a primer on the basic functions of our immune system--its organs, cells, cell products, and messenger molecules.

    The Immune System At its core, immunology is about adaptation. That is, since an animal has no preconception of the various potential infections it may be subject to, it must have a system in place that is flexible enough to deal with almost anything that comes along. Immune-modulating agents are a type of immunotherapy that enhance the body’s immune response against cancer. Types of immune-modulating agents include: Cytokines, which are proteins made by white blood cells. They play important roles in your body’s normal immune responses and in the immune system’s ability to respond to cancer.

    The immune system develops all kinds of cells that help to destroy disease causing microbes. Some of these cells are specifically designed for a certain kind of disease. All throughout the body, disease fighting cells are stored in the immune system waiting for the signal to go to battle. The immune system is able to communicate throughout the. Immune checkpoints are a normal part of the immune role is to prevent an immune response from being so strong that it destroys healthy cells in the body.. Immune checkpoints engage when proteins on the surface of immune cells called T cells recognize and bind to partner proteins on other cells, such as some tumor cells. These proteins are called immune checkpoint proteins.


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