Author: Aaron Mullally

This lesson will examine what immunotherapy is and how it is used in the medical field today.

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Medical treatments that assist, enhance, or suppress our immune response to pathogens.


Cytokines that help cells during a viral infection; infected cells secrete interferons that warn surrounding cells that a viral infection is ensuing. Interferon stimulates the surrounding cells to increase their antiviral defenses.