Adaptive Immunity

The adaptive immune response is very specific response mediated by B cells and T cells of the immune system. This response is generated against, and specific to, one pathogen in particular, and will therefore not be effective against any other infection.

B cells secrete molecules called antibodies that bind to specific target molecules and neutralize them.

T cells recognise cells using their T cell receptor (TCR), which bind to specific molecules on a cells surface.

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