Intro to immunology part 1

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Intro to immunology part 1
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  1. What is immunology the study of?
    All aspects of the host defense against infection.
  2. What are the types of immunity?
    • Innate- memory
    • Inherent-does the same response every time
    • non-specific- not for a specific pathogen; only recognizes antigen.
    • Adaptive
    • Acquired
    • Specific
  3. What are antigens?

    How do antigens give rise to their name?

    Are antigens part of the immune system?

    How do antigens relate to the immune system?
    • Are foreign substances.
    • antibody generating molecules

    by generating antibodies

    no

    the immune system responds to them
  4. What are antibodies?

    What do antibodies do?

    Are they specific for pathogens?
    proteins produced by b cells.

    mediate the effect of B cells and neutralize foreign molecules.

    yes
  5. What are teh adverse consequences of the immune response?
    • Allergies
    •   Hay fever (pollen allergy)
    •   Contact dermatitis
    •   Food allergies
    • Auto-immune disorders
    •   Systemic lupus erythematosus
    •   Celiac disease
    •   Multiple sclerosis
    •   Rheumatoid arthritis
  6. What are allergens?
    Any substance that stimulates an allergy/allergic reaction.

    Allergens are environmental antigens

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