Immunological parameters: what do they mean?


The immune system acts to protect the host from infectious agents that exist in the environment and from other noxious insults. It is constantly active, acting to discriminate "nonself" from "self." The immune system has 2 functional divisions: the innate and the acquired. Both involve various blood-borne factors and cells. A number of methodologies exist… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jn/137.3.773S


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