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Scientists find a key to immune system's ability to remember
...rn appearance. According to the study, while Lck primes
naïve cells to fight a pathogen, it is not required by memory cells, which initiate the fast and furious response when that same pathogen comes calling again years later. Unlike naïve T cells, which are confined to the lymphatic system, memory T cell...
UCSD study reveals how plants respond to elevated carbon dioxide
...imilarly, our findings suggest that carbon dioxide primes
the calcium sensors to respond to the calcium spikes in the cell. Since changes in calcium concentration are used in other communication processes within cells, the need for sensor priming makes certain that the stomata don't close for inappropriate ...
Combination therapy with a monocloncal antibody and a vaccine leads to tumor rejection
...ombination of CLTA4 blockade with Gvax selectively primes
the anti-tumor Teff cells for action. This led to greater infiltration of Teff cells into the tumor, and eventually to tumor rejection. Importantly, the authors report that chronic exposure to anti- CLTA4 or to the Gvax/anti-CTLA4 combination therapy...
Study shows combination of immune substances to be safe
...rnal of Clinical Oncology. They suggest that IL-12 primes
white blood cells such that a lower dose of interferon will stimulate the same level of immune activity as a higher dose of interferon when used alone. The results come from a phase-I clinical trial, which marks the first time a treatment is tried ...