12ImmunityFQ - lymphocytes exist and what is their general...

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Focus Questions : Immunity 1.  What are the most common routes of entry and invasion of pathogenic organisms?  What simple  protection mechanisms do these routes of entry have in common?  What types of immune defense meet  organisms that make it past the initial protection mechanisms? How are signaling and coordination  achieved across the various immune components? 2. Which components (levels) of the immune system have the ability to specifically identify objects and  cells as being foreign or native?  How?  What are specific examples of how it happens? 3. What are the main components of innate immunity and how do they fight infection? 4. Adaptive immunity works mostly through lymphocytes.  What are lymphocytes?  What kinds of 
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Unformatted text preview: lymphocytes exist and what is their general mechanism of operation? 5. What are the types of T cells? How do T cells recognize objects as foreign or native? How do they fight foreign pathogens? 6. How is the mechanism of B cell recognition of foreign antigens different from that of T cells? What are immunoglobulins and how do they relate to B cells? 7. How is the great diversity of T cell receptors (TCRs) and immunoglobulin achieved? David H. Bos (2010). This material can be used for non-profit educational purposes, if properly attributed. All other uses are prohibited unless written permission is granted....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2010 for the course BIOL 111 taught by Professor Dr.zielinski during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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