ImmuneSystem

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    How Long Does a Cold Sore Last?

    Understanding Cold Sores and What Causes Them Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are small, fluid-filled blisters that typically appear on or around the lips. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), which is highly contagious and can be transmitted through close personal contact, such as kissing, or sharing personal items like utensils, towels, or razors. Once…

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    Understanding Eosinophils – The Immune System’s Specialized Cells

    The Role of Eosinophils in Allergic Reactions Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that play an important role in the immune system’s response to allergic reactions. When a person comes into contact with an allergen, such as pollen or pet dander, their immune system produces antibodies that trigger the release of certain chemicals, such as histamine, in the…

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    What is a Protein?

    Structure and Composition of Proteins Proteins are large, complex molecules that are composed of amino acids. Amino acids are organic molecules that contain a carboxyl group, an amino group, and a side chain. There are 20 different types of amino acids that can be combined in different ways to form proteins. Proteins have a unique three-dimensional structure that is determined…

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