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From Sci-Mate WikiBiological and Medical Sciences > Classification by Discipline > Immunology
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19.09.2011 - Christopher Dyer - Sci-Mate
30.01.2011 - John Stewart
24.03.2009 - Chris Parish - ANU
Immunology is the study of how living systems regulate their interactions with foreign and non-foreign bodies called antigens.
This article is in progress- researchers in this field are invited to contribute, regardless of how long or short the contribution is.
 Historical Background
 Immune Cells
 Cell Lineage
 Clonal Expansion
Inflammation describes a process in which various cells of the immune system are recruited to a local site of tissue damage or infection following the release of DAMPs. Key cells involved in inflammation include: Neutrophils.
Where an immune system is capable of resisting the pathological effects of infection, the individual is considered immune to the disease, or to have established immunity. This situation can be achieved through immunization.
 Immune Regulation
The regulation of the immune system refers to the activation and de-activation of specific groups of cells in response to various forms of stimulation. The challenge for regulation is to balance the immune systems goal to rapidly eradicate all threats with the sensible need to avoid 'over-reactions' leading to allergic and autoimmune responses. Our understanding of how this balance is maintained allows us to further explore ways to prevent diseases resulting from inappropriate immune responses.
Following transplantation, clinicians attempt to suppress the host's natural immune response to the implantation of foreign tissue.
 Danger Signals
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