ANT100 Mod 3 Case - ANT100 Case 3 Cortisols weakens the...

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******** February 26, 2016 ANT100 Case 3
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Cortisol’s weakens the immune response and is well documented. T-lymphocyte cells are essential components of cell-mediated immunity. T-cells respond to the cytokine molecules that are called interleukins via a signaling pathway. Cortisol blocks the T-cells from proliferating by preventing some of the T-cells from recognizing interleukin signals. It can also stifle inflammation that is due to inhibition of histamine secretion. Cortisol’s ability to prevent the promulgation of the immune response can render individuals suffering from chronic stress that is highly vulnerable to infection. Over time, the cortisol interferes in this cascade of signaling events, by preventing T-cells from recognizing these signals, which in turn stops T-cells from multiplying. The result is that the cortisol released abates the immune response. This study shows that among the PTSD patients they experienced hyperactivity. Among the PTSD patients, the complement alternative pathway is hypoactive, while the terminal pathway is overactive. This study shows that PTSD is related to the dysfunction of the
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