bios 213 lecture 11 - Specific Defenses of the Host The...

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Specific Defenses of the Host: The Immune Response Innate (nonspecific) Defenses against any pathogen Immunity Specific antibody and lymphocyte response to an antigen
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Antigen (Ag) A substances that causes the body to produce specific antibodies or sensitized T cells Antibody (Ab) Proteins made in response to an antigen
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Terminology Serology Study of reactions between antibodies and antigens Antiserum Generic term for serum because it contains Ab Globulins Serum proteins
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The Immune Response Immunity - state of resistance to foreign material that is characterized by specificity and memory
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The Immune Response Acquired immunity Developed during an individual's lifetime Humoral immunity Involves Ab produced by B cells Cell-mediated immunity Involves T cells
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Acquired Immunity Naturally acquired active immunity Resulting from infection Artificially acquired active immunity Injection of Ag (vaccination)
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Acquired Immunity Each set of lymphocytes react to an insult by: 1) Proliferating (i.e. divide) 2) Differentiating (i.e. specializing)
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course BIOS 231 taught by Professor Hill during the Spring '08 term at Northern Illinois University.

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