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    Autoimmunity and the Endocrine System Chad Martin Nursing 631 Grand Canyon University December 12, 2015 Introduction The immune system in the human body is protection. Protection not only from infectious disease processes and foreign bodies but from ourselves. The immune system is great to have when working well, however, there can be unintended and serious consequences when the system fails and initiates inappropriate responses to our bodies own cells. Autoimmunity specifically is the…

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    Figure 3.1.2. Antibody titres of rabbit antisera. The antisera were collected from immunized rabbits and antibody titres measured by indirect ELISA as described under Methods (section 2.2.3.1). 3.1.2.1.3 Purification of α-LA, HRP and human erythrocyte specific polyclonal IgG The IgG fractions were purified from rabbit sera by ammonium sulphate precipitation followed by negative ion exchange chromatography employing DEAE-cellulose. The antisera were decomplemented, IgG fraction precipitated by…

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    Meditation is a viable treatment option for patients seeking to enhance their physical well-being. This paper will provide a theoretical framework on this topic before making its own argument. Everyone should seek to benefit their physical well-being because the majority of individuals are not as healthy as they would hope to be and our physical well-beings are of utmost importance. One approach that a multitude of individuals have utilized to enhance their physical well-being is meditation.…

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    work together to protect the body. One of the important cells in this system are leukocytes, or white blood cells. They’re stored in the thymus, spleen, and bone marrow. When antigens are detected, cells trigger B-cells to produce antibodies. T-cells destroy any antibodies that have become infected or somehow changed. All of these cells offer the body protection against disease (Nemours 1). These are the body systems the influenza virus affects. According to RapidReferenceInfluenza.com, the…

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    A colorimetric 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT, Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Co.) assay was performed to measure the cell viability. Briefly, RAW 264.7 cells were treated with different concentrations of spermidine for 24 h or pretreated with spermidine for 1 h before stimulation with LPS for 24 h. After incubation, the medium was discarded, and MTT solution (5 mg/mL in phosphate-buffered saline, PBS) was added to each well and incubated for another 3 h at 37 °C. The…

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    limitations of ELISA based testing are the hourly delay; the time in which antigen binds to the coated antibodies. The excessive use of reagents to coat and wash the 96-well plate, and the 96-well plates it is self where the assay is performed on. Therefore, this article introduces 3D printing platforms for ELISA 96-well plates. With 3D plates, sensitivity of the assay increased as well as antibody binding time to the 96-well plates bay 2 to 3 folds of the traditional ELISA plate would take.…

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    The immune system is incredibly intricate. The first barrier of the system is your skin. After entering the body, the bacteria doubles their number every twenty minutes. When they reach a certain population, bacteria will start damaging the body by changing the environment surrounding them, which triggers the immune system to counter the attack. Macrophages, Neutrophils, Dendritic cells, and T-cells all play crucial roles in saving the body from the bacteria. Macrophages have the ability to…

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    Abstract Psoriasis is a chronic auto – immune disease that is believed to be inherited and most common in women. There are seven types of Psoriasis (Plaque Psoriasis, Guttate Psoriasis, Inverse Psoriasis, Pustular Psoriasis, Erythrodemic Psoriasis, Nail Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis), but the most common is Plaque Psoriasis and it affects 4 million people in the United States. It is characterized by raised, inflamed, patchy, red skin covered with white scales that is cause by an excess of…

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    Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. These parasites cause two disease forms that occur in different geographical regions of Africa: West and Central Africa, versus East and South Africa, respectively. (2) However, most cases of HAT are due to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. (1) The tsetse fly acts as the vector for the transmission of this protozoan parasite between mammalian hosts. Both…

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    Guillain-Barré Syndrome Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is not something that many people have dealt with or even heard of for that matter. According to the CDC, there is somewhere between 3,000-6,000 cases of GBS per year in the United States. That amounts to 1-2 people out of 100,000 per year (CDC, 2009). For me, Guillain-Barré syndrome is something that I have known about since I was eight years old. Not only was I aware that it existed, I thought it was going to take my dad away from me.…

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