Can macrophages kill viruses?
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells and antiviral macrophages can recognize and kill virus-infected cells..
Which cells break down pathogens?
Lymphocytes are immune cells found in the blood and lymph tissue. T and B lymphocytes are the two main types. Macrophages are large white blood cells that reside in tissues that specialize in engulfing and digesting cellular debris, pathogens and other foreign substances in the body.
What does your immune system produce to fight against harmful pathogens?
The acquired immune system, with help from the innate system, produces cells (antibodies) to protect your body from a specific invader. These antibodies are developed by cells called B lymphocytes after the body has been exposed to the invader. The antibodies stay in your child’s body.
What white blood cell destroys pathogens?
Phagocytes Devour Pathogens Phagocytes are a group of white blood cells that includes neutrophils. These cells consume bacteria and other pathogens to protect the body from infection. The process begins when chemicals from a pathogen, or damaged tissue, attract a phagocyte.
How do we become immune to pathogens?
We gain temporary immunity to some diseases by acquiring antibodies directly from our mothers when we are in the womb. Throughout life, we gain specific immunity as we are exposed to new organisms. Infections create memory cells that can protect us from future infection from the same or related organisms.