Encyclopedia of Immunotoxicology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Hans-Werner Vohr

Primary Immune Response

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54596-2_201214

The immune response that is induced by initial exposure to an antigen, which activates naive lymphocytes. It is mediated largely by IgM antibody and sensitized T cells. It develops more slowly and to a lesser extent than a secondary immune response.

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