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Chapter 17, Problem 6QP
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The Adaptive Immune Response Is a Specific Defense Against Infection

Distinguish between antibody-mediated immunity and cell-mediated immunity. What components are involved in each?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Difference between cellular immunity and antibody-mediated immunity

Introduction: Immune system is involved in recognizing and killing the harmful foreign substances that attack the body. There are two types of immunities,  which are innate immunity (present from birth) and adaptive immunity (develop after birth). The adaptive immune system is further of two types, namely cellular immunity and antibody-mediated immunity.

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Difference between cellular immunity and antibody-mediated immunity is explained as follows:

No.CharacteristicsCellular immunityAntibody-mediated immunity
i.DefinitionCellular immunity is part of the adaptive immune system in which specific cell eliminate the antigens.Antibody-mediated immunity involves a special class of proteins called immunoglobulin which bind to the antigen.
ii.ComponentsT-cells are a major component of cellular immunity. Cytokines and chemokines are also involved in cellular immunity...
Summary Introduction

To determine: The components of cellular immunity and antibody-mediated immunity

Introduction: Immune system is involved in recognizing and killing the harmful foreign substances that attack the body. There are two types of immunities,  innate immunity (present from birth) and adaptive immunity (develop after birth). Adaptive immune is further of two types, namely cellular immunity and antibody-mediated immunity.

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