1. reduction or lack of an immune response to a specific antigen
  2. inactivity and lack of energy
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How To Use anergy In A Sentence

  • As I originally wrote in my 1993 book, "Scientists recently discovered a process in the body's immune system called "anergy. Jack Myers: Change Agents: Cancer or Cure?
  • Howeer, some T cells are not actiated, in fact they are inactivated by a process called anergy or tolerance.
  • This type of antigen presentation results in tolerance via T-cell anergy.
  • Routine evaluation for anergy is not recommended.
  • The authors noted a marked augmentation in immune response demonstrated by a change from complete anergy to normal immune response in one patient.
  • The feeding of low antigen doses leads to induction of regulatory cell secretion of immunosuppressive cytokines, whereas higher doses favor clonal deletion and anergy.
  • In utero bone marrow transplantation induces tolerance by a combination of clonal deletion and anergy. Fetal Stem Cell Transplantation, In Utero Stemm Cell Publications
  • It is known that some persons with TB exhibit specific anergy to tuberculin but still respond to other antigens, possibly because available T-cell receptors are saturated and unable to react to the administered tuberculin antigen.
  • As suggested by Ferrara and colleagues, a low mitogen response may possibly reflect underlying anergy or inability of the cellular immune system to effectively mount a T-cell response.
  • Scientists recently discovered a process in the body's immune system called "anergy. Jack Myers: Flu Attacks Media Business: Now is the Time to Act
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