Immune Response: Regulation

Abstract

Early events in an immune response may determine the outcome of immunogenic stimulus, and molecules produced as part of an immune response ‐ such as cytokines and antibodies ‐ can feed back into, suppress or promote the response. Both under‐ and overreaction to antigens may be deleterious, so the immune system requires control mechanisms at different levels so as to provide an optimal immune response at all times.

Keywords: antigen; immune responsiveness; cytokines; TH1/TH2 paradigm; suppressor cells; antibody feedback

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Lukic, Miodrag L, and Lukic, Aleksandra M(Apr 2002) Immune Response: Regulation. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001133]