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Cellular Response to N. fowleri




A cellular immune response is possible with non-pathogenic strains of N. fowleri. N. fowleri can be taken up by antigen-presenting cells after they have been tagged by antibodies (Anzil, 1991).The APC then travels to the lymph nodes where they present the antigen to CD8+ cytotoxic T cells and CD4+ helper T cells. The B cells are also activated and they produce more antigen-specific antibodies. To see how pathogenic N. fowleri evades this, please see Evasion of the Immune System.









Life Cycle

Humoral Immune Response

Cellular Immune Response

Evasion of The Immune System




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