Citations with the tag: IMMUNE system
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- A Rose Is a Rose is Anecdotal Evidence.
// Subconsciously Speaking; Jan/Feb99, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p5
No abstract available.
- Cosmo's guide to developing immune power.
Intrator, Nancy // Cosmopolitan; Oct96, Vol. 221 Issue 4, p160
Presents tips on how to develop one's immune system. Eating a variety of wholesome foods; Regular exercising; Drinking alcohol in moderation; Development of a network of friends.
- Skin products and the immune system.
Levin, Arthur A. // HealthFacts; Jun92, Vol. 17 Issue 157, p2
Reports that the chemical urocanic acid, used as a moisturizing agent in skin products, has been linked to local and systemic immune suppression. Finding of skin tumors in mice whose skin is painted with the chemical and then exposed to normal levels of ultraviolet B (UVB) light; Report in the...
- Ways To Strengthen Your Immune System.
Levin, Arthur A. // Jet; 07/12/99, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p54
Highlights several ways to keep one's immune system boosted including praying, sleeping well, becoming friendlier, and laughing.
- Life and death in the condemned cell.
Young, S. // New Scientist; 1/25/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1805, p34
Examines the extraordinary process of programmed cell death which is now the subject of heightened interst in several disciplines. The two genes necessary for this process to take place; How apoptosis takes place; Implications in cancer and AIDSresearch. INSET: 1: When order gives way to chaos...
- Winning the `cold' war.
Somer, Elizabeth // Shape; Apr93, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p36
Claims that a diet containing optimal amounts of protective nutrients helps maintain a strong immune system and reduce the risk of contracting colds and disease. Immune system function; Factors affecting immunity; Antioxidants,beta carotene,vitamin E,selenium and vitamin C; Effects; Sources;...
- Your bodyguard.
Tarshis, Lauren; Fisher, Carolyn // Scholastic Choices; Apr94, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p32
Discusses the human immune system. Antigens; Antibodies; Effect of vaccinations; Effect of having positive attitude; Nutritional aspects; Importance of exercise.
- The immune system.
Grossman, Charles J.; Wilson, Eve J. // Alcohol Health & Research World; 1992, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p5
Presents an overview explaining many of the key cell types, regulatory substances, and interactive mechanisms that make up the normal immune system. The consequences of abnormal or inefficient immune function; Basic concepts; Nonspecific immune defenses; Organs and tissues of the immune system;...
- Antibody structure and classification.
Grossman, Charles J.; Wilson, Eve J. // Alcohol Health & Research World; 1992, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p8
Details antibody, or immunoglobulin, structure and classification. All antigens have the same basic Y-shaped structure; Light and heavy chains; Definitions of five major classes of antibodies.
- Rethinking immunity.
Strange, Carolyn // BioScience; Nov95, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p663
Reports on the emergence of a more holistic view of the immune system. Problems concerning the old view of the immune system; Consensus on vertebrates' lines of defense; Rules and an exception for the behavior of T cells which govern the immune system under the danger model; Issues concerning...
- The Bowel Nosodes - A Re-Look.
Williams, Henry // Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy; Mar1996, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p53
No abstract available.
- Youthful immunity.
Gutfeld, Greg; Rao, Linda // Prevention; Oct92, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p14
Reports that new suggests that the flu shot not only prevents influenza viral infections, but if taken yearly by older adults, it can also power up the immune system so it's just as potent as younger folks'. Results of a study on older adults; How the vaccination helps boost the immune system;...
- ImmunoScenarios: A game for the immune system.
Taylor, Mark F.; Jackson, Sally W. // American Biology Teacher; May96, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p288
Reports on the development of a board game called ImmuneScenarios, which focuses on the characteristics of the body's immune system and its defense mechanism. Role of various cells and memory; Benefits of the game to students; How the game is played; How the immune system works.
- Tu-mor (Nutrition) tum-less!
Deas, Gerald W. // New York Amsterdam News; 10/23/97, Vol. 88 Issue 43, p14
Focuses on the importance of a health immune system. Use of the immune system to kill cancer cells, and fight infections, and viruses; Type of nutrients that can strengthen one's immune system.
- Cut fat, boost immunity.
Capwell, Martha; Yeykal, Teresa A. // Prevention; Jul93, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p29
Reports on research at the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center in San Francisco indicating that reducing fat may actually boost immune-system function, and a moderate increase in the proportion of fat we get from heart-healthy polyunsaturates doesn't harm it in any way.
- Relax into better health.
Munson, Marty; Gutfeld, Greg // Prevention; May94, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p16
Cites a study which suggests that relaxing may be able to bump your immune system into high gear. Report in `Journal of Clinical Psychology,' November 1993; Implication that the brain has an influence over blood chemistry; Relaxation suggestions.
- Immune system.
Munson, Marty; Gutfeld, Greg // Mayo Clinic Health Letter; Feb1995, Vol. 13 Issue 2, Medical Essay p1
Discusses the physiology of the human body's immune system. Composition of the system; Function of white blood cells; Antigen detection and destruction; Antibody formation; Defensive measures against disease; Factors affecting immune response; Allergies and autoimmune diseases. INSETS: Vaccines...
- Transplant triumph.
Munson, Marty; Gutfeld, Greg // Time; 8/17/1992, Vol. 140 Issue 7, p18
Focuses on recent research into suppressing the immune system. Scientists have tricked mouse immune systems into accepting human pancreatic cells while rejecting other foreign tissue by creating a hybrid molecule out of a human protein and an antibody. If the method works in people,...
- Fighting the dragons of disease.
Munson, Marty; Gutfeld, Greg // Current Health 1; Nov96, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p6
Provides information on how the immune system works to protect the body against disease. Production and storage of immune cells and chemicals in the bone marrow and in lymph nodes; Special forces called T and B lymphocytes; Antigens as foreign chemicals found in germs and toxins; Importance of...
- Slow down for better immunity?
C.W.L . // Vegetarian Times; Jun92, Issue 178, p21
Discusses research on the effects of exercise on the immune system. Overly intense exercise can suppress immune system; Study at Loma Linda University in Cal ifornia found moderate exercise boosted immunity; Regular, moderate exercise appea rs to increase amount of immunoglobulins in blood that...
- Supercharge your immunity.
C.W.L . // Body Bulletin; Nov92, p1
Presents several important ways to boost your immune system's potency. Reduce stress; Work out; Avoid loud noise; Get plenty of sleep; Cut down on alcohol; Don't go on crash diets; Avoid exposure to cold. INSET: Power foods for super immunity..
- Your immune system.
Smith, Lendon H. // Total Health; Apr95, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p8
Suggests ways on how to improve one's immune system. Awareness of the immune-enhancing properties of vitamins, minerals, herbs, exercise and clean living; Proper dosage of vitamin C; Benefits of beta-carotene; Disadvantages of a low-salt diet.
- The body at war.
Brownlee, S. // U.S. News & World Report; 7/2/90, Vol. 109 Issue 1, p48
Examines the human immune system, and studies the new discoveries about the body's capacity to thwart infection. Predisposition; Links between brain and immune system; `Chemical eyes'; Novel treatments; Anti-antibodies. INSET: What killed Jim Henson.;AIDS in the age of reason, by S. Findlay.
- Behind the lines in the transplant wars.
Holmes, Bob // U.S. News & World Report; 9/28/92, Vol. 113 Issue 12, p80
Discusses how cellular tinkering could teach the human body's natural defenses to distinguish friend from foe. Advantages of transplants; Defensive tactics of organ transplants; Why the body sometimes rejects a donor organ; Continuing education in the field; More.
- Membrane tumour necrosis factor-...is involved in the polyclonal B-cell activation induced by HIV...
Macchia, Donatella; Almerigogna, Fabio // Nature; 6/3/1993, Vol. 363 Issue 6428, p464
States that infection of CD4+ T cells by human immune deficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) causes severe dysfunction of cellular immunity, but paradoxically results in intense polyclonal activation of B cells possibly accounting for both hypergammaglobulinaemia and frequent development of B-cell...
- Mast cells as a source of both performed and immunologically inducible TNF-alpha/cachectin.
Gordon, J.R.; Galli, S.J. // Nature; 7/19/1990, Vol. 346 Issue 6281, p274
Presents evidence that resident mouse peritoneal mast cells constitutively contain large amounts of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), whereas cultured immature mast cells vary in their TNF-alpha content. Methods; Results; Discussion.
- Genetic immunization is a simple method for eliciting an immune response.
Tang, D.; DeVit, M. // Nature; 3/12/1992, Vol. 356 Issue 6365, p152
Discusses how to produce an immune reaction against a foreign protein and reports that such a response can also be elicited by introducing the gene encoding a protein directly into the skin of mice. Methods; Results; More.
- Adhesion receptors of the immune system.
Springer, T.A. // Nature; 8/2/1990, Vol. 346 Issue 6283, p425
Presents a review of the central role of adhesive interactions in the functions of the immune system. Antigen-specific recognition by T lymphocytes; Activation-dependent adhesion mechanisms; The integrin family; The role of selections; Virus receptors; Others.
- Truncation variants of peptides isolated from MHC class II molecules suggest sequence motifs.
Rudensky, Alexander; Preston-Hurlburt, Paula // Nature; 10/1/1992, Vol. 359 Issue 6394, p429
Discusses how T cells recognize foreign protein antigens in the form of peptide fragments bound tightly to the outer aspect of molecules encoded by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Previously reported analysis of MHC class II-associated peptide sequences; Extension of the previous...
- The best defense.
Laliberte, Richard; Christ, Alban // Men's Health (10544836); Sep/Oct92, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p56
Discusses research into the immune system and how it affects daily health. Looks at how genetics impact immunity and how people can increase their immunity. Stress; Exercise; Diet. INSET: Get a flu shot, by Melissa Meyers..
- How B and T cells talk to each other.
Clark, Edward A.; Ledbetter, Jeffrey A. // Nature; 2/3/1994, Vol. 367 Issue 6462, p425
Examines the interaction of B and T cells of the immune system. Germinal center formation; Function of receptor-ligand pairs; Surface glycoprotein CD40 and its ligand; Interaction between the CD80 and CD28/CTLA-4; Controlling the dialogue; Surface IgM and associated adhesion molecules.
- Selection is not required to produce invariant T-cell receptor gamma-gene junctional sequences.
Asarnow, David M.; Cado, Dragana // Nature; 3/11/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6416, p158
Reports the use of mice into which mutated T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) gamma-gene rearrangement substrates have been introduced as transgenes to demonstrate directly that the canonical TCR Vgamma3-Jgamma1 and Vgamma4-Jgamma1 sequences occur at high frequency in the absence of a possibility of...
- Peptide binding inhibits protein aggregation of invariant-chain free class II dimers and promotes...
Germain, Ronald N.; Rinker Jr, Austin G. // Nature; 6/24/1993, Vol. 363 Issue 6431, p725
Demonstrates that protein aggregation of invariant-chain free class II dimers is specifically prevented by peptide binding. Spleen cell lysates containing pulse-labelled proteins exposed to acidic pH at 37 degrees Celsius; Class II molecules immunoprecipitated and analysed by sodium dodecyl...
- Infection of natural killer cells by human herpesvirus 6.
Lusso, Paolo; Malnati, Mauro S. // Nature; 4/1/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6419, p458
Shows that functionally competent CD3- natural killer (NK) clones can be productively infected by human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), a T-lymphotropic DNA virus that may play a role in AIDS and in the chronic fatigue syndrome, two disorders associated with the defective NK cell activity. Evidence that...
- Viruses, cancer and the MHC.
Klitz, W. // Nature; 3/5/1992, Vol. 356 Issue 6364, p17
Discusses some possible connections between cancer and the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Report by Han, et al in the March 5, 1992 issue of `Nature' that reports that both the regression and malignant conversion of viral papillomas in rabbits are linked to the MHC; The usual model of...
- Phagocytic processing of bacterial antigens for class I MHC presentation to T cells.
Pfeifer, John D.; Wick, Mary Jo // Nature; 1/28/1993, Vol. 361 Issue 6410, p359
Reports that phagocytosis of bacteria with no mechanism for cytosolic penetration results in presentation of bacterial antigens by class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules. A novel vacuolar class I processing pathway for exogenous phagocytic antigens; Ovalbumin (OVA); Crl, an...
- Interleukin-13 is a new human lymphokine regulating inflammatory and immune responses.
Minty, A.; Chalon, P. // Nature; 3/18/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6417, p248
Reports the discovery by molecular cloning of a new interleukin (interleukin-13 or IL-13) expressed in activated human T lymphocytes. Nucleotide sequence of the IL-13 cDNA and comparison of the IL-13 protein with P600 and IL-4; Biological activities of IL-13; 1993 Keystone Cytokine Symposium;...
- Tolerance by exhaustion.
von Boehmer, Harold // Nature; 4/22/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6422, p696
Comments on a study by Moskophidis, et al published in the April 22, 1993 issue of `Nature' showing that large numbers of viruses produce antigenic loads that force the immune system to give in after a brief and intense struggle, ending with the exhaustion and deletion of cytotoxic...
- Idiotype/granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor fusion protein as a vaccine for B-cell...
Tao, Mi-Hua; Levy, Ronald // Nature; 4/22/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6422, p755
Shows that by fusing a tumor-derived idiotype to granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), it can be converted into a strong immunogen capable of inducing idiotype-specific antibodies without other carrier proteins or adjuvants and of protecting recipient animals from challenge...
- Enhancement of T-cell responsiveness by the lymphocyte-specific tyrosine protein kinase p56lck.
Abraham, N.; Miceli, M.C. // Nature; 3/7/1991, Vol. 350 Issue 6313, p62
Evaluates the role of p56lck in T-cell activation. Experiments introduced a constitutively activated form of Lck protein in a CD4-negative, MHC-class II restricted mouse T-cell hybridoma.
- Cell-surface regulation of beta1-integrin activity on developing retinal neurons.
Neugebuaer, K.M.; Reicheardt, L.F. // Nature; 3/7/1991, Vol. 350 Issue 6313, p68
Presents the identification of TASC, a monoclonal antibody to a novel epitope on the integrin B1 subunit, which inhibits cell adhesion to vitronectin but promotes adhesion to laminin and collagen types I and IV.
- Laboratory aids for the immunologist.
Gershon, Diane // Nature; 8/13/1992, Vol. 358 Issue 6387, p605
Evaluates a compendium of immunological reagents, microplate analysis software and an in vitro cell culture system for the production of monoclonal antibodies. SOFTmax microplate analysis software from Molecular Devices; The in vitro cell culture system from Tecnomouse; Protein G-prime from...
- Induction of T-cell anergy by altered T-cell-receptor ligand on live antigen-presenting cells.
Sloan-Lancaster, Joanne; Evavold, Brian D. // Nature; 5/13/1993, Vol. 363 Issue 6425, p156
Studies the consequences of partial activation of CD4+T helper cells through the T-cell receptor (TCR) of two Th1 clones using peptide analogues presented by a live antigen-presenting cell (APC). The analogues of an immunogenic peptide's ability to stimulate Th1 and Th2 cells to carry out some...
- Regulation of Langerhans cell function by nerves containing calcitonin gene-related peptide.
Hosio, J.; Murphy, G.F. // Nature; 5/13/1993, Vol. 363 Issue 6425, p159
Examines the ability of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) to modulate Langerhans cells (LC) antigen-presenting function and attempts to answer whether CGRP-containing nerves impinge on LC. CGRP-containing nerve fibers's intimate association with LC in human epidermis; CGRP's...
- Wild-type p53 induces apoptosis of myeloid leukaemic cells that is inhibited by interleukin-6.
Yonish-Rouach, E.; Resnitzky, D. // Nature; 7/25/1991, Vol. 352 Issue 6333, p345
Presents the restoration of the expression of p53 protein in a murine myeloid leukaemic cell line that normally lacks p53. Analyzes cells in which the introduced p53 had either wild-type or mutant properties.
- Immunological agnosia.
Travers, Paul // Nature; 5/13/1993, Vol. 363 Issue 6425, p117
States that the immune system is armed with all manner of offensive weapons and is ready to respond at slightest insult, yet notes that it fails to respond to the myriad self-antigens presented throughout the body. Focuses on an article in the May 13, 1993 issue of `Nature' in which...
- The power of clonal selection.
Rajewsky, Klaus // Nature; 5/20/1993, Vol. 363 Issue 6426, p208
Discusses an article by Lozano and colleagues in the May 20, 1993 issue of `Nature,' in which the authors unveil a new facet of the process by which cells expressing optimized antibodies are selected in the immune system. Evolutionary advantage of genetically equipping antibody-producing cells...
- Deconstructing the MHC.
Rajewsky, Klaus // Nature; 11/26/1992, Vol. 360 Issue 6402, p300
States that three recently unveiled structures of a mouse class I molecule reconstituted with synthetic peptides of different length and sequence bind with similar conformation: an extended beta-structure, pinned down at the ends but with freedom in the middle. Related papers in the November...
- Atomic structure of a human MHC molecule presenting an influenza virus peptide.
Silver, Michael L.; Guo, Hwai-Chen // Nature; 11/26/1992, Vol. 360 Issue 6402, p367
Describes the structure of the complex between the human class I histocompatibility glycoprotein HLA-Aw68 and the influenza virus nucleoprotein peptide Np 91-99 as determined by X-ray cryo-crystallography. The antigenic surface contructed of major histocompatibility complex and viral peptide...
- Playing upon both sides.
Esser, Ursula; Parham, Peter // Nature; 9/3/1992, Vol. 359 Issue 6390, p19
Ponders which side the superantigens are on in the wars between host and pathogen. The case of superantigens of mouse mammary tumor retroviruses; Bacterial superantigens active in food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome; Instigation of mammary tumors by exogenous mouse mammary tumor viruses...