A substance that enhances the immune response to the antigen with which is it mixed
A compound that inhibits the growth and reproduction of bacteria. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses.
A specialized protein produced by the immune system that helps destroy disease-causing organisms. An antibody is a component of humoral immunity. Antibodies can be effective defenders against both bacteria and viruses. An antibody must be made specifically for each pathogen.
A protein or other substance capable of triggering an immune response
A compound that inhibits the growth and reproduction of viruses
Short strands of DNA or RNA that are designed to bind to certain target molecules
An invertebrate animal that has an external skeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. This classification includes insects, spiders, and crustaceans. Some types, such as mosquitoes and ticks, can transmit diseases.
Adenosine triphosphate, a chemical in cells that transfers energy and can play a role in communication between cells.
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