These are selected articles related to the immune system which appear on Portal:Immune system.
Cytokines are any class of immunoregulatory proteins secreted by cells, especially immune system cells.
Cytokines are small proteins important in cell signaling that modulate the immune system. There are many different cytokines, including interferon (more
Natural killer (NK) cells are a type of white blood cell that forms part of the immune system.
Natural killer cells recognize and destroy tumor and virally infected cells (more
are often referred to as white blood cells
. These colorless cells have a key role in fighting off illnesses. Leucocytes are divided into the types: neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes and monocytes. (more...
adaptive immune system
, also known as the acquired immune system, learns to destroy diseases, viruses
and other pathogens
. Unlike the innate immune system it is able to learn by distinguishing by "non-self" elements, and generating a response to destroy the pathogen. (more...
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