The Importance of Optimal Cell Communication to Protect Your Body against Infectious Diseases

The immune system orchestrates a potent defense which involves the production of some specific antibody molecules and lymphocytes capable of reacting with and also inactivating the foreign agents, either directly or indirectly through the involvement of some molecular and cellular inflammatory processes. Immune system plays a key role in our survival in the face of the wide variety of diseases-causing agents is tragically demonstrated by the devastating consequences of the immunological impairment of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and of the congenital immunological deficiencies such as a severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in the infants. On the other hand, the enormous power of the immune system acts as a protection against pathogenic agents carries with it the price that the action of the system may lead to or exacerbate or makes a worse series of some immunological infections or diseases, including the systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and the type I diabetes (juvenile onset).

Author(s): Marjolijn Rooy

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