To limit bacterial growth, hosts have evolved mechanisms to sequester metals in a process termed ‘‘nutritional immunity”.
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Under the leadership of Pirbright’s Dr Elma Tchilian the Comparative and Veterinary Immunology Group (CVIG) has been revived and is actively engaging in opportunities to showcase the research of its members and bring knowledge of comparative and veterinary immunology to a wider audience.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, serum virus neutralization test, haemoagglutination test, and immunoperoxidase monolayer assay are explained.
The skin is the first defensive line, as is the largest organ of the body.
Intestinal integrity is just as relevant as vaccination protocols in inducing adequate immunity to environmental challenges.
Mucosal surfaces, constantly exposed to foreign antigens, have developed the ability to protect the host from potentially harmful organisms by means of innate and acquired immune responses.