Differences between Humoral Immunity and Cell mediated Immunity

Differences between Humoral Immunity and Cell mediated Immunity

Differences between Humoral Immunity and Cell mediated Immunity Here are some differences: S.N. Characteristics Humoral Immunity Cell mediated Immunity 1. Definition The immunity mediated by macromolecules found in the extracellular body fluids is called humoral immunity. (“humor” a medieval term for body fluid) The immunity that identifies and destroys infected cells in the body is … Read moreDifferences between Humoral Immunity and Cell mediated Immunity

Differences between B Cells and T Cells

Differences between B Cells and T Cells

Differences between B Cells and T Cells The major differences between B  lymphocytes and T lymphocytes include: S.N. Characteristics B  lymphocytes T lymphocytes 1. Site of Maturation B lymphocytes both originate and mature in the bone marrow. T lymphocytes mature in the thymus after its origination in the bone marrow. 2. Position Mature B cells … Read moreDifferences between B Cells and T Cells

What is Immunology?

Immunology

What is Immunology? Immunology is the study of how the body responds to foreign substances and fights off infection and other disease. Immunologists study the molecules, cells, and organs of the human body that participate in this response. Immunity Immunity is a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development … Read moreWhat is Immunology?

Biology of the B Lymphocyte

Biology of the B Lymphocyte

B lymphocytes They acquired their name from early experiments in chickens. The synthesis of antibody was shown to require the presence of an organ called the bursa of Fabricius (an outpouching of the cloacal epithelium). Surgical removal of the bursa early in life prevented antibody synthesis. Thus the cells that developed into mature, antibody-forming cells … Read moreBiology of the B Lymphocyte

B Cells (B-Lymphocytes)

B Cells (B-Lymphocytes)

B lymphocytes, the cells that produce antibodies, were so called because in birds they were found to mature in an organ called the Bursa of Fabricius. In mammals, no anatomic equivalent of the bursa exists, and the early stages of B cell maturation occur in the bone marrow. Thus, B lymphocytes now refer to bone … Read moreB Cells (B-Lymphocytes)