Antigen Presentation

Antigen presentation is the process whereby the body’s immune system identifies foreign proteins and molecules. Antigens interact with specific proteins known as receptors on the surfaces of dendritic cells, macrophages, and B cells. This interaction triggers a cascade of events that result in the formation of an immune response. The significance of antigen presentation is that it helps to protect the body from infectious organisms and other foreign substances that may cause harm. This process helps to combat illnesses such as the common cold or flu, as well as more serious infections. It also helps to protect against cancer cells and other abnormal growths. Antigen presentation is an important component of vaccine development and is critical in the development of effective therapies for many autoimmune diseases. In addition, it can be used to monitor the development of transplanted organs in order to detect any signs of rejection. Overall, antigen presentation is an integral part of the body’s immune system, offering protection against a variety of harmful agents and helping to maintain immunity. It is essential for the development of effective vaccines and therapies and is used to monitor the development of transplanted organs.


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