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10-Part Immune System Series: Introduction

The immune system protects the body from infection and disease throughout life. The ability to respond to pathogens is unique to each individual.

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Part 2: Immune System Series | Antigen-Antibody Binding and Effector Cytokine and Chemokine Response

Every healthy adult has small amounts of thousands of different antibodies derived from B cells. Each antibody is highly specialized to recognize...

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Part 3 Immune System Series | Differences Between an Antigen and a Pathogen

The distinction between antigen and pathogen is subtle, but key to understanding the dynamic interplay between the innate and acquired immune system.

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Part 4: Immune System Series | Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity is when the immune system attacks host tissue. The results can be devastating, impacting many types of tissues and organs.

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Part 5: Immune System Series | Nutrition is Essential for a Healthy Immune System

Inadequate nutrition compromises the immune system. Good nutrition provides a healthy balance of antioxidants, micronutrients, and other components...

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Part 7: Immune System Series | Oral Tolerance to Foods

Active immune responses directed against the microbiota can result in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis....

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Part 8 Immune System Series | Strategies to Support Gut Health

Gut health is essential for optimal immune system functioning. Lifestyle and environmental factors such as diet, hygiene, and exercise impact the...

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Part 9: Immune System Series | The Role of Aging, Exercise, and Diet in Immune Function

Exercise and lifestyle throughout life are vital to maintain health throughout the life span, and may reduce the risk of chronic disease.

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Part 10: Immune System Series | Implications for Clinicians in Support of a Healthy Immune System

The benefits of a healthy immune system are extensive and applicable to everyone, thus the enhancement of patients’ immune function is a great...

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Part 6: Immune System Series | MicroRNA (miRNA) Non-Protein Coding Sequence

A new type of non-coding RNA is now referred to as circular RNAs which is part of a complicated network involving mRNA, micro-RNA, and proteins.

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