lecture objective 26

lecture objective 26 - Lecture 26 Objectives At the...

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Lecture 26 Objectives At the completion of the lecture and the assigned reading, the student should be able to: 1) Define the following terms [including what cell(s) the term applies to]: Antigen - substance reacts w/ Ab (BCR) or TCR Immunogen - Ag evokes immune response Hapten - small molecules become immunogenic when complexed to large molecules Adjuvant - substance physically mixed w/ an Ag to enhance the immune response to the Ag Vaccination - immunization intended to induce protective immunity against disease herd immunity - prevent epidemics of infections when a vast majority of individuals are immune by vaccination 2) Identify the 3 general requirements necessary for a "Good" antigen (an antigen that will be immunogenic). High molecular weight (100,000) High molecular complexity, need varied structure Foreigness - distant from host 3) Identify 4 mechanisms that may be responsible for the ability of adjuvants to enhance the immune response to vaccination. Increase Ag size, trap Ag in indigestible material so slowly leaks out over time,
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2008 for the course MT 434 taught by Professor Hoag during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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