The Science of Immunocentrics
Central defense mechanisms of human systems collectively known as the immune system. The immune system is an intricate and dynamic system that operates on a self / non-self platform of surveillance. Simply, identify friend or foe.
In stealth fighter technology and communications, ID friend or foe is a central command communication that identifies enemy targets.
Similarly, the immune system has this surveillance programming. Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms have a powerful influence upon adaptability and what is recognized as friend / foe.
Various consequences result from maladaptive shifts including the compromised ability to fight infection, chronic inflammation, failure to recognize bad cell behavior and toleration and aggressive attack of friendly self.
Immunocentrics, the tight rope science of collective coordination of immune activation, regulation and homeostasis. This vital science is key in immune defenses involving viral, bacterial and other microbe exposure, cancer surveillance and defense, regulatory mechanisms in activation and inhibition of inflammation and auto-regulation in autoimmunity. Molecular and Epigenetic influences are key in Immunocentrics.
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