Humoral immunity refers to antibody-mediated immune responses. Antibodies are produced by plasma cells and protect the host from infection in three main ways: by binding to pathogens to inhibit their toxic effects or infectivity (neutralization), by coating pathogens and facilitating their uptake and killing by phagocytes (opsonization) and by activating the complement cascade.
Latest Research and Reviews
News and Comment
News and Views |Nature Immunology 18, 367–368
Research Highlights |Nature Reviews Rheumatology 13, 260
Research Highlights |Nature Reviews Nephrology 13, 194