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The Confluence Of Nascar And Immunology

a: T cell ~
b: a stock car racing through the bloodstream

What: "A good analogy for this is stock car racing. If a T cell is like a stock car racing through the bloodstream and tracking down bacteria, the professional antigen presenting cells are the pit crew. The car pulls into the pit, and it is "activated" by the crew-presented with new tires and everything it needs to go racing back out on the track. For the pit crew to work, of course, it needs the right kind of tires." The link is a very informed discussion of this subject.

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Writer: Jason Socrates bardi
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:03 PM



a: T cell ~
b: a quarterback

What:

"The T cell is like a quarterback, interpreting the enemy's composition and signaling other cells to get into action. B cells eliminate enemies that exist outside of cells, such as viral organisms, which may have multiplied inside a normal cell and broken out and are now on the prowl for new healthy cells."


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Writer: Dr. Allan Bruckheim
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:05 PM



a: T cell ~
b: sniper

What: "Antibodies are like a fence, but a T-cell is like a sniper fighting off infections," Bramson explained.""While there may be something wrong with the fence in older people, the research shows that the sniper is still very much intact."

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Writer: Jonathan Bramson
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:03 PM



a: T cell ~
b: music conductor

What:

"HIV infects a specific type of white blood cell, called a T-cell, T for thymus, a gland. It is sometimes known as a helper cell."...

"The function of the T-cell is like a music conductor, that tells other white blood cell what to do. "


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Writer: Dr Who
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:09 PM



a: T cell ~
b: specially trained detective

What:

"Each T lymphocyte, or T cell, is like a specially trained detective. The T cell examines the evidence that is exposed by the APC. When specific T cells come into contact with the ragweed pollen fragment on the APC and recognize it as foreign, an army of specialized T cells called "helper" cells (actually TH2 cells) is activated, thus releasing chemicals (cytokines) that stimulate B lymphocytes. B lymphocytes produce IgE antibodies that bind to the allergens (such as the pollen fragment). "


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Writer: Beranda
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:07 PM



a: T cell ~
b: cop

What:

"Basically, the scientists have discovered a protein (EAT-2) that makes a very important part of your immune system lazy. Imagine the NK/T-cell is like a cop, the EAT-2 protein is a doughnut, and herpes is a career criminal on the loose. A cop who eats too many doughnuts isn't going to be very good at chasing down a sneaky criminal... But if you can keep the cop from eating the doughnuts -- by destroying the Krispy Kreme factory or just hijacking the doughnut truck -- the cop is a lot more likely to be in the kind of shape that will allow him to track down and arrest the criminal."


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Writer: Grr. Argh
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Date: Jan 10 2014 6:08 PM



a: fat cell ~
b: a balloon

What:

" The fat cell is like a balloon and when we let the contents out of the fat cell, it is like releasing the air out of the balloon and the balloon or fat cell diminishes in size. Therefore, our waistline, our saddlebags, our neck/bra/or arm fat shrink in size. "


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Writer: Jame Heskett M.D.
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Date: Feb 19 2014 4:02 PM


Training Your Fat Cells

a: fat cell ~
b: Ebenezer Scrooge

What:

"You could say the typical human fat cell is like Ebenezer Scrooge. It is very interested in increasing supply and very reluctant to let any go. If you try to demand or steal from Scrooge, it makes him even worse. This is exactly how your adipocytes respond when you start an intensive diet and exercise program. The point of the Dickensonian tale is useful for us. Scrooge can be persuaded to want to get along with everyone and share the wealth. The same can be done with fat cells."


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Writer: Dr. Theresa Nesbitt
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Date: Feb 19 2014 4:04 PM



a: Fat cell ~
b: a biologic battery

What:

"First, lets understand a fat cell: a fat cell is like a biologic battery - its function is to store excess energy and release it later when needed. Fat cells have two receptors, like an on and off button. The 'alpha' receptor responds to the body's excess insulin and sugar to promote fat storage. The beta receptor is stimulated during times of fasting, exercise and starvation to release the fat. In lipo-reduction, we want to block the alpha (block storage) and stimulate the beta (accentuate burning). The pharmaceutical and naturopathic medications in Mesotherapy lipo-reduction are used in combination to do exactly this process. "


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Writer: Dr. Nestor Torres
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 19 2014 4:01 PM



a: fat cell ~
b: grape

What:

It like a grape when it expansive and like a raisin when it's looses it's mass.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 19 2014 4:08 PM



a: mast cell ~
b: basketball covered in ping pong balls

What:

"A mast cell is like a basketball covered in ping pong balls. And it has all these Y- shaped dandelion heads on it. The foot of the Y is on the basketball, and their arms are reaching out to find invaders. If they find something you have become sensitized to, they latch on and the Mast cell "degranulates"--- goes off like a bomb. It can release some 60 different things, including histamines, and inflammatory elements are called onto the scene. "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 9 2015 10:18 AM



a: mast cell ~
b: gunpowder in a firecracker

What:

"The mast cell is like the gunpowder in a firecracker, the antibody is like the fuse which activates the firecracker & the protein is like the spark which lights the fuse."


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Writer: Dr. Manik G. Hiranandani
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Date: Jun 9 2015 10:20 AM



a: Mast cell ~
b: mouse trap

What:

"A mast cell is like a mouse trap loaded with two ping pong balls."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 9 2015 10:22 AM



a: Mast cell ~
b: a piņata of itchy candy

What:

"A mast cell is like a pinata that you don't want to open, with histamine being a very itchy type of candy."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 9 2015 10:24 AM



a: plant cell ~
b: a water balloon in a cardboard box

What:

"A plant cell is like a water balloon in a cardboard box: The water in the balloon pushes outward and the box pushes inward, creating a strong building block that let plants stand tall. In the dwarf mutant, RG-II strands don't cross-link so the box - or cell wall - is more like soggy cardboard"


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Writer: Kathleen Cason
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Date: Feb 20 2014 6:13 PM



a: T cell threshold ~
b: exit requirement for graduation

What:

"The situation is analogous to those entrance and exit exams that teenagers take to get out of high school and into college. The T cell threshold is like an exit requirement for graduation-one needs only score a minimal threshold to graduate and all students who demonstrate a simple competency in the subject matter will pass. B cell selection is more like the SAT-the higher the score, the better the chances of getting into college. "


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Writer: Michael McHeyzer-Williams
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Date: Oct 8 2014 4:35 PM



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