About the Immune systemWatch
Remember the adaptive immune response is delayed in comparison to the innate immune responses.
explain how the specific immune response brings about the end of most symptoms by day 14
The B/T cells proliferate and some of them differentiate into memory cells (memory B and memory T cells) while others differentiate into effector cells (effector T cells, and plasma cells). Plasma cells secrete antibodies which recognise the pathogen. These antibodies can neutralise the pathogen, as well as make it easier for phagocytes to eat them up (opsonisation), in addition to activating the complement system. Cytotoxic T cells can kill pathogen infected cells while helper T cells secrete cytokines which recruits many other immune cells to the area, such as phagocytes.