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Chapter 15: The Innate Immune Response
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Important Point:
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Immunity “From a microorganism’s standpoint, the tissues and fluids of the human body are much like a warm culture flask filled with a nutrient-rich solution.” “Considering this, it may be surprising that the interior of the body--including blood, muscles, bones, and organs--is generally sterile.” “If this were not the case, microbes would simply degrade our tissues, just as they readily decompose the carcass of a dead animal.” The immunity that keeps us from decomposing like said carcass can be differentiated into an Innate Immunity and an Adaptive Immunity. This chapter will concentrate on Innate Immunity.
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“From a microorganism’s standpoint, the tissues and fluids of the human body are much like a warm culture flask filled with a nutrient-rich solution.” “Considering this, it may be surprising that the interior of the body--including blood, muscles, bones, and organs--is generally sterile.” “If this were not the case, microbes would simply degrade our tissues, just as they readily decompose the carcass of a dead animal.” The immunity that keeps us from decomposing like said carcass can be differentiated into an Innate Immunity and an Adaptive Immunity. This chapter will concentrate on Innate Immunity.
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course MCB 205 taught by Professor Abedon during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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