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Solution: Describe the components of humoral immunity. Describe the importance of the bone marrow and how it relates to humoral immunity.

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Describe the components of humoral immunity. Describe the importance of the bone marrow and how it relates to humoral immunity.

Solution

Humoral immunity is an antibody-mediated response which involves the B cells. These B cells can recognize the antigens and pathogens circulating in the lymph or blood. The components of the humoral immunity are: 

  • B cells which recognizes antigens and pathogens
  • Interleukins or helper T cells which co-stimulate B cells and initiate B cell proliferation
  • Memory cells which provide future immunity in the body
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