Adaptive, Specific Immunity and Immunization. Specific Immunity – Adaptive Line of Defense. The production of specific antibodies by a dual system of B and T lymphocytes in response to an encounter with a foreign molecule, called an antigen Two features that characterize specific immunity:
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Separate but related activities of the specific immune response:
T cell Receptors
Provide an antigenic stimulus that does not cause disease but can produce long lasting, protective immunity