Immunology – MAWANGA https://mawanga.com Empowering MLSTs Tue, 28 Apr 2020 05:18:08 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 164404784 Complement pathway: Three cascades that are easy to follow https://mawanga.com/complement-pathway/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 02:43:20 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1525 Check out our new post!

The three pathways of the complement system are the classical pathway, alternative pathway and lectin pathway all leading to the activation of MAC.

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Lymphoid System: The primary and secondary organs https://mawanga.com/lymphoid-system/ Sat, 07 Dec 2019 06:08:19 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1519 Check out our new post!

The primary lymphoid organs are thymus, Bursa Fabricius, and bone marrow while the secondary lymphoid organs are those that are encapsulated & and those that are non-capsulated

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Hematopoiesis: The stages of blood cell formation. https://mawanga.com/hematopoiesis/ Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:46:22 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1502 Check out our new post!

Hematopoiesis is the process of blood cell formation. it occurs in organs such as the bone marrow, liver spleen, thymus and lymph nodes.

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The Complement System: A Brief Overview https://mawanga.com/the-complement-system/ https://mawanga.com/the-complement-system/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:38:01 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1498 Check out our new post!

The complement system points to the heat-labile components of blood that contribute to the lysis of foreign pathogens that invade the blood

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Cytokines: The 6 Mediators of Innate Immunity https://mawanga.com/cytokines-mediators-of-innate-immunity/ https://mawanga.com/cytokines-mediators-of-innate-immunity/#comments Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:03:34 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1355 Check out our new post!

The cytokines that play a major role in the mediation of natural immunity include:

  • Tumor necrosis factor (TNF alpha),
  • Interleukin 1,
  • Interleukin 10,
  • Interleukin 12,
  • Type 1 interferon (alpha and beta), and
  • Chemokines.

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Antibodies: The 5 Types and Their Properties https://mawanga.com/types-of-antibodies/ https://mawanga.com/types-of-antibodies/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:50:33 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1338 Check out our new post!

Antibodies are groups of proteins composed of between 82 to 96% polypeptide and 4 to 18% carbohydrate. They are present in the serum and tissue fluids of vertebrates. Some are curried on the cell surface where they act as receptors while others are free in the blood or lymph, referred to as the antibodies.

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Acquired Immunity: What Are The 3 Key Characteristics? https://mawanga.com/characteristics-of-acquired-immunity/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:52:09 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1301 Check out our new post!

The major characteristics of acquired immunity include memory, specificity and recognition which makes it invaluable in protecting against recurrent infections.

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Cytokines: A general overview https://mawanga.com/cytokines/ https://mawanga.com/cytokines/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:17:44 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1293 Check out our new post!

Cytokine is a general name meaning ‘cell produce’. Cytokines are therefore small secreted proteins that mediate and regulate immunity, inflammation, and hematopoiesis normally produced due to an immune stimulus.

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Phagocytosis https://mawanga.com/phagocytosis/ https://mawanga.com/phagocytosis/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:06:33 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=1014 Check out our new post!

The process of Phagocytosis involves taking the particulate matter into a cell. Different types of cells can phagocytose at times, however, there are specialized phagocytic cells in the body of mammals namely the large macrophages and the smaller polymorphonuclear leukocytes

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Innate immunity: An overview https://mawanga.com/innate-immunity-an-overview/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:42:59 +0000 https://mawanga.com/?p=915 Check out our new post!

Innate immunity can be defined as the non-specific immune defences that come in play in case of body invasion by an infectious agent.

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