The role of Th1/Th2 polarization in mucosal immunity
- mucigen. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1501
A definition of the term "mucigen," which refers to a substance present in mucous cells that is converted into music upon being extruded from the cell, is presented.
- La Jolla Institute discovers novel mechanism for preventing infection via body's mucosal borders. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;10/10/2011, Vol. 21, p276
The article reports on the discovery of researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology for a novel mechanism which generates protective immune memory cells to prevent recurring infections at the mucosal linings of the body.
- Effect of the pollen season on nasal mast cells. Viegas, M.; Gomez, E.; Brooks, J.; Gatland, D.; Davies, R.J. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);2/14/1987, Vol. 294 Issue 6569, p414
Examines the effect of the pollen season on the total number of mast cells in the nasal mucous membrane. Concept of the phenomenon nasal priming; Increase in the superficial epithelial cell layer; Migration of mast cells to the nasal epithelium.
- Cytochemical detection of cancer: a review. Bitensky, Lucille; Chayen, J.; Husain, O. A. N. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Aug1984, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p677
The article focuses on the cytochemical detection of cancer. The failure rate is likely to be even greater with cells which are more difficult to recognize such as those exfoliated from the stomach or endometrium. These problems have been accentuated by the now general recognition that cells...
- Decubitus ulcers. Premkumar, Kalyani // Massage & Bodywork;Oct/Nov2005, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p100
Provides factual information about decubitus ulcers in the health industry in the U.S. Lack of continuous oxygen supply to the cells and intense pressure resulting to cell injury and cell death; Classification of pressure ulcers and the variation of prognosis and treatment options; Role of...
- The Effect of Route of Immunization on Mucosal Immunity and Protection. Lehner, Thomas; Yufei Wang; Ping, Louisa; Bergmeier, Lesley; Mitchell, Elaine; Cranage, Martin; Hall, Graham; Dennis, Mike; Cook, Nicola; Doyle, Carl; Jones, Ian // Journal of Infectious Diseases;5/15/99 Supplement 3, Vol. 179, pS489
Investigates the effect of route of immunization on mucosal immunity and protection based on studies in macaques. Enhancement of antibody and T cell responses by augmentation of rectal or vaginal immunization with oral or nasal immunization; Consistency of response in targeted iliac lymph node...
- Congenital granular cell epulis presents an immunohistochemical profile that distinguishes it from the granular cell tumor of the adult. Alex Dobriyan // Virchows Archiv;Mar2009, Vol. 454 Issue 3, p303
Abstract Congenital granular cell epulis (CGCE), a rare benign lesion arising from the mucosa of the alveolar ridges of the jaws in newborns, has a clinical course characterized by lack of further growth after birth. Histomorphologically, it resembles a granular cell tumor (GCT) of the adult....
- Innate Immunity and HIV-1 Infection. Lehner, T.; Wang, Y.; Whittall, T.; Seidl, T. // Advances in Dental Research;04/01/2011, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p19
HIV-1 is predominantly transmitted through mucosal tissues, targeting CD4+CCR5+ T cells, 50% of which are destroyed within 2 weeks of infection. Conventional vaccination strategies have so far failed to prevent HIV-1 infection. Neither antibodies nor cytotoxic lymphocytes are capable of mounting...
- Editors' Picks. // Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Jul2012, Vol. 132 Issue 7, p1748
The article presents information on the several topics related to recent development in the field of medical science. It informs that the resident memory T cell in the peripheral tissues acts as immune cell. It also states that the localized radiotherapy induces the abscopal effects including...