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Humoral Immune Response Learning Objectives Know how antibody specific for a given pathogen (antigen) is generated. Know the structure of antibody molecules Know the basic steps in B cell activation and differentiation. Know how antibody kills or eliminates the pathogen (antigen) from the body. Know how antibodies are used in clinical laboratory tests for disease and dysfunction and for therapeutic treatment.
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Adaptive Immunity Humoral Immunity (Antibody) Delayed Hypersensitivity T cell-mediated cytotoxicity All pathogens; Extracellular bacteria Intracellular bacteria Viruses Cell-mediated Immunity
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The function of B Cells is to recognize a foreign substance and make antibodies  against it.
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Other Antigens (besides proteins) that B cells can recognize: Carbohydrates Nucleic acids Lipids (especially glycolipids) Commonly found on the surface of pathogens.
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