Inactive and Active Immune Cells

Immature immune cells are created in our bone marrow, lymph glands and spleen. Then they are released into our blood plasma where they circulate with the blood looking for a specific protein to become fully active and functional immune cells. The protein required to activate all of our immune cells is Vitamin D Transport Protein (VDTP)

In the first 10 seconds of the above video you will see an ‘inactive’ immune cell, it is consuming just enough energy to stay alive but cannot function as a mature immune cells until it is activated.

From 10 seconds onwards you will see different types of active immune cells in action, despite their differences they carry out similar functions and that is to ‘seek and destroy’. We can see the active immune cells using their pseudopods to check red blood cells for any proteins which may indicate an infection. If a ‘suspect’ cell is discovered the the immune cell will consume it then use oxidise bursts to breakdown the infected cell into amino acids and proteins which are recycled into new and healthy red cells.

At 36 seconds we observe an immune cell homing in an a ‘Helmut Cell’ half a red blood cell that served no purpose in the body and therefore must be eliminated and recycled.

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