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The adaptive immune system was developed in higher vertebrates to combat pathogens and antigens. These can include viruses, bacteria, and anything else that can cause the immune system to launch an immune response.

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Q: What types of microbes do adaptive immune responses combat?
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Which cell of the immune system is absolutely required for an adaptive immune response in that it helps activate both humoral and cellular immune responses?

Helper T cells

What are the specific immune response?

adaptive immune response

What is an adaptive immune system?

An adaptive immune system is a series of specialized, systemic cells and processes which remove or counter pathogenic growth.

What system does HIV destroy?

Acquired Immune System or Adaptive immune System

What starts an immune response?

Innate and adaptive.

What are Substances capable of triggering the adaptive immune system and provoking an immune response?


Is basophil an Innate or Adaptive Immune system?


Which structure is not a component of the adaptive immune system?


What does the non specific defense system do?

Also. Allied the innate immune system, cells and proteins involved recognize structures shared by classes of microbes not present on the body's own cells and can also recognize molecules released by infected, damaged, or dead cells. The innate system can eliminate microbes on its own but more commonly cells of the innate immune system release chemokines to attract cells that are involved in the adaptive immune system to initiate an antigen or microbe specific immune response

Which cell of the immune system is absolutely required for an adaptive immune response?

T helper cells

Is albumin involved in immune responses?


Is this true or false Allergies or hypersensitivities are normal immune responses?

They're abnormal immune responses - by definition, an allergy is an inappropriate response to a foreign substance. After all, it's not known as an 'allergy' when people's immune systems attack harmful pathogens, despite the body mounting somewhat similar immune responses.

What keeps your eyes free of microbes?

Your immune system.

What cell engages in cell-to-cell combat?

Generally, they don't engage in cell to cell combat; they are the building blocks of life. However, microbes and invaders do attempt to take over more advanced organisms. That is why there is an immune system. One type of immune cells are the phagocytes, and they surround invaders and "eat" them as their name implies.

What mobilizes the adaptive defenses and provokes an immune response?


What are the two different immune responses?

antigen and antibodies

What immune system is activated if the innate immune system is unable to control the infection?

The adaptive immune system is activated if the innate immune system is unable to control the infection.

What are positive things about microbes?

they help build the immune system

Which system of the body protects it from invading microbes?

The immune system

What part of the adaptive immune response involves B cells?


What occurs when the adaptive immune system is combating invading microorganisms?


What is the component of adaptive immune system?

Lymphocytes(T and B cells)

Do the majority of microbes cause disease?

Majority of the microbes do not cause the disease. The disease causing microbes also, probably, keeps your species healthy and your immune system tuned.

The purpose of introducing weakened microbes into the body of an organism is to stimulate the?

Immune system to react and prepare the organism to fight future invasions by these microbes.

What are some ways microbes evade the body's immune system?

Microbes evade the immune system through inhibition of phagocytosis by affecting the receptors that phagocytes use to engulf bacteria or by mimicking host cells so that the immune system does not recognize them as foreign.