1. What types of antigens may induce immune responses that cause hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity reactions may arise from uncontrolled or abnormal responses to
foreign antigens or autoi
Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System
Specific antigen recognition is the task of two structurally similar types of cell surface
receptors of lymphocytes: membranebound antibodies on B cells and T cell recepto
Innate Immunity Notes
Innate Immunity protection against infections that relies on mechanisms that exist before
infection, are capable of rapid responses to microbes, and react in essentially the same way
to repeat inf
1. What is immunological tolerance? Why is it important?
Immunological tolerance is the unresponsiveness to self antigens. It is a lack of
response to antigens that is induced by exposure of ly
Study Guide for General Immunobiological Concepts Exam
This is a general guide. I recommend answering the questions at the end of the chapters as
an assessment of your knowledge.
1. Know the terms/vo
Tumors, Transplants and the Immune System
1. What are the types of tumor antigens that the immune system reacts against? What is the evidence
that tumor rejection is an immunologic phenomenon?
Tumor antigens that are
Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity
1. What regions of antibody molecules are involved in the functions of antibodies?
The antigenbinding (Fab) regions are used to bind to and block the harmful effects
Humoral Immune Responses Review Questions
1. What are the signals that induce B cell responses to protein antigens and polysaccharide
Humoral immune responses to a protein antigen are initiated by binding of
Antigens and WBCs
Adaptive immune responses are initiated when the antigen receptors of lymphocytes
The antigen receptors of B lymphocytes namely, membranebound antibodies can
recognize a wide var