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- 20.7C: Active and Passive Humoral Immunity
- Immunizations: Active Versus Passive
- What to Know About Immunity and COVID-19
20.7C: Active and Passive Humoral Immunity
The Future of Immunization. The impact of vaccines over the past years is evident, but challenges remain. Researchers are exploring new possibilities for vaccine development and delivery. Diphtheria has largely been eliminated in the United States since immunization became widespread. It was once a leading cause of death in children. This article assumes familiarity with the terms antibody, antigen, immunity, and pathogen.
The humoral immune response HIR is the aspect of immunity mediated by secreted antibodies produced by B cells. Secreted antibodies bind to antigens on the surfaces of invading pathogens, which flag them for destruction. Humoral immunity is so named because it involves substances found in the humors, or body fluids. There are two types of humoral immunity: active and passive. Active immunity is long term sometimes lifelong because memory cells with antigen-binding affinity maturation are produced during the lymphocyte differentiation and proliferation that occurs during the formation of an adaptive immune response. It also refers to the effector functions of antibodies, which include pathogen and toxin neutralization, classical complement activation, and opsonin promotion of phagocytosis and pathogen elimination.
Antibodies are proteins produced by the body to neutralize or destroy toxins or disease-carrying organisms. Antibodies are disease-specific. For example, measles antibody will protect a person who is exposed to measles disease, but will have no effect if he or she is exposed to mumps. Active immunity results when exposure to a disease organism triggers the immune system to produce antibodies to that disease. Exposure to the disease organism can occur through infection with the actual disease resulting in natural immunity , or introduction of a killed or weakened form of the disease organism through vaccination vaccine-induced immunity. Either way, if an immune person comes into contact with that disease in the future, their immune system will recognize it and immediately produce the antibodies needed to fight it.
Immunizations: Active Versus Passive
The immune system protects the body from a variety of pathogens and toxins. Innate immunity provides the first line defense against pathogens through physical and chemical barriers such as skin, mucus layers, and saliva. The second line defense is also generated by innate immunity through phagocytes. The third line defense is generated by adaptive immunity. Active and passive immunity are two types of adaptive immunity. Both active and passive immunity deal with antibodies.
What to Know About Immunity and COVID-19
Abstract Immunity is the state of protection against infectious disease conferred either through an immune response generated by immunization or previous infection or by other non-immunological factors. The first article of this series reviewed those host mechanisms that protect against microbial invasion. Both limited effectiveness against particular pathogens together with pathogen evasion processes mean that certain infectious diseases are still a frequent occurrence; some are occupationally related with the risk to health care workers being particularly well documented [ 1 , 2 ]. Since particular occupationally transmitted infections can be prevented by immunization, this article will look at how the different vaccine types modulate adaptive responses to provide further protection. First, however, the terms active and passive immunity will be considered.
Naturally acquired active immunity occurs when a person is exposed to a live pathogen, develops the disease, and then develops immunity.