This is our amazing immune system: see amazing photos
The human body is truly charming, and if you are one of ours you should be impressed whenever you discover yet another facet of this amazing machine. The following images allow us to see closely the faces of the famous immune system, responsible for maintaining the health and balance of our body's defenses.
1 - Macrophage
This is a human defense cell at a time when it involved particles in oil.
2 - Auxiliary T lymphocyte
One of the largest components of our immune system being attacked by the HIV virus.
3 - BCR
Covered with bacteria, this element will produce antibody armies.
4 - Malaria Reproduction
This image is of a protozoan blood sample that is multiplying between the red blood cells.
5 - Antibody Armies
When antibodies come into play, your body is able to recompose itself and even rebuild tissue.
6 - First step of phagocytosis
This is how a cell eats: throwing many pseudopods and thus reaching a large number of Escherichia coli bacteria.
7 - Bacteria
This image shows a group of bacteria trapped within the membrane of a macrophage.
8 - Interior of a macrophage
This is where the invading cell components will be broken and destroyed.
9 - The persecution of bacteria continues
Here you see otherwise when a macrophage reaches a bacterium with its pseudopod.
10 - Asbestos fiber hit by a macrophage
As you know, asbestos is toxic, so it is likely that this macrophage died during its mission.
11 - Cancer Cell
Here the malignant cell is being attacked by several defense cells.
12 - The Death of a Cancer Cell
The defense cells here are not only doing a great job, but they are even changing their shape when making a chemical attack on enemy cells, breaking the cell membrane.
13 - Fibrous Skeleton
These are the remains of a cancer cell that has lost its cytoplasm.
14 - Allergic Response
This is what happens to some people who produce antibodies when not needed: allergy.
15 - Femur with rheumatoid arthritis
This is an autoimmune disease, which is when the immune system gets confused and attacks healthy cells. The image above is of the femur - surgically removed - from a 50-year-old woman.
16 - Influenza virus
This is what a human cell looks like when infected with the flu virus: it quickly releases new viruses (in blue) into the body.
* Posted on 24/07/2014