In most cases, the various parts of the immune system:  T-cells, B-cells, and phagocytes work together under the control of the innate intelligence of the body.  B-cells make up one class of lymphocytes.  The second class, known as T-cells, mature in the thymus gland (T stand for thymus).

Some are “killer” cells and they kill invading agents.  Other T-cells regulate the strength of the immune response.  Those known as “helper” cells secrete substances that turn on antibody production and “suppressor” cells produce chemicals that turn off antibody production and suppress the action to other T-cells.

These regulator cells ensure an appropriate response to any single invader.

Amazing isn’t it?


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