Lymphocytes are small white blood cells that bear the major responsibility for carrying out the activities of the immune system; they number about one trillion. The two major classes of lymphocytes are: B cells, which grow to maturity independent of the thymus, and T cells, which are processed in the thymus. Both B cells and T cells recognize specific antigen targets.
B cells work chiefly by secreting soluble substances called antibodies into the body's fluids, or humors. (This is known as humoral immunity.) Antibodies typically interact with circulating antigens such as bacteria and toxic molecules, but are unable to penetrate living cells. T cells, in contrast, interact directly with their targets, attacking body cells that have been commandeered by viruses or warped malignancy. (This is cellular immunity.)
Although small lymphocytes look identical, even under the microscope, they can be told apart by means of distinctive molecules they carry on their cell surface. Not only do such markers distinguish between B cells and T cells, they distinguish among various subsets of cells that behave differently. Every mature T cell, for instance, carries a marker known as T3 (or CD3); in addition, most helper T cells carry a T4 (CD4) marker, a molecule that recognizes class II MHC antigens. A molecule known as T8 (CD8), which recognizes class I MHC antigens, is found on many suppressor/cytotoxic T cells. In addition, different T cells have different kinds of antigen receptors-either alpha/beta or gamma/delta.
Allergic responses can be triggered by t-lymphocytes and also by immune globulins. We treat this reaction through skin testing and treatment and with a biological response modifier made from your own t lymphocytes.
This modifier together with treatment of allergies and rotary/elimination diet can do much to correct this response. The American Environmental Health Foundation at 1-800-428-2343 or 214-361-9515 in Dallas, TX has articles dealing with the Autogenous Lymphocytic Factor and its use in patient treatment. The article numbers are 35 and 73.
If you need further information, please contact Sue at 214-373-5146.
Chemical Environments by Dr. Rea AN EXTRACT FROM: CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY VOLUME 1 BY PROFESSOR WILLIAM J. REA. PUBLISHED 1992
A man who moderates a chemical ethics discussion group shares ...
is what happens with some chemical exposures: the glandular systems and immune system do not function properly.