Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892



Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

How does immunological memory work?

Summary Introduction

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The function of immunological memory.


Immunological memory is a specific characteristic of the immune system. It means the person is not attacked by a prior exposed pathogen again. It is also the fundamental part of adaptive immune system that involves memory cells like T cells and B cells, which protect us from pathogens.


There are two main types of immunological memory that are primary memory and secondary memory. The primary memory begins when the person exposed to the antigen, for instance, antigen A, for the first time. But when the same antigen (A) enters in the human's body again, it produces a secondary immune response.

The secondary immune response includes B memory cells and T memory cells and it is a very fast form of immune response. Both B and T memory cells are derived from plasma cells...

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