humoral humoral  /ˈhju mə rəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to bodily fluids

Usage(s):

  • B-cells are called the agents of humoral immunity because they synthesize antibodies that circulate freely in the blood.

News

  • A new DNA vaccine induces a Th2 immune response in Alzheimer's disease mice

    ( Neural Regeneration Research ) The vaccine elicited a predominantly IgG1 humoral response and low levels of interferon-? in ex vivo cultured splenocytes, indicating that the vaccine could shift the cellular immune response towards a Th2 phenotype. This indicated that the vaccine did not elicit a detrimental immune response and had a favorable safety profile.
    on October 29, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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