Medical Immunology (Exam III Material) Lecture 10
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What are three barriers to infection?
- i. Physical (ex.: keratinized skin)
- ii. Chemical (ex.: defensins)
- iii. Microbiological (ex.: commensal flora)
Name three difference in the innate vs the adaptive response.
- i. Fast vs. slower
- ii. General and constant receptors vs. specific and variable receptors
- iii. No memory vs. immunological memory
What are two main categories or components of innate immunity
- i. Cellular (esp. macrophages and neutrophils)
- ii. Humoral (esp. complement)
What two functions serve for B-cell diversity?
Which one of these two processes only occur in T-cells, where both occur in B-cells?
1. Somatic Hypermutation and Somatic Recombination (recombination of VD&J)
2. T-cells ONLY carry out somatic recombination.
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