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What T cells play an important role in orchestrating the adaptive immune response via secretion of a wide range of cytokines?

CD4

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What provides B cell help for antibody production that is critical to prevent secondary infection with most viruses?

Tfh

3

what cells direct the differentiation of naive CD4 T cells?

DCs

4

What activates transcriptional regulator NFAT?

TCR stimulation and Ca influx

5

What is T-bet induced by?

NFAT

6

What works cooperatively to fully open up the IFN-gamma gene locus for transcription?

Hlx and Tbet

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What sequesters GATA-3

T bet which prevents Th2 cell development

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What does IFN-gamma do?

increase expression of IRF-1 and IRF-2 which repress IL-4

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The effector activities of Th1 cells is mediated by what?

IFN-gamma

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What do Th1 cells do?

help to activate macrophages to kill intracellular microorganism

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Does GATA 3 bind its own promoter?

yes as well as for the IL-4 genes

12

What activates expression of c-MAF?

ICOS and ICOSL

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What lead to the Th2 differentiation?

GATA 3

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What does IL-4 do for B cells?

growth and differentiation, and secretion of immunoglobulins [IgE]

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True or false-- IL-4 is an important regulator of mast cell and eosinophil function?

True

16

What does IL-5 do?

IgA differentiation and synthesis
(also helps regulate eosinophils)

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What does IL-10 up regulate?

MHC class II expression on macrophages

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What does IL-10 inhibit?

Th1 response

19

What does IL-4 and IL-13 do to mucosal epithelial cells?

increase proliferation and turnover as well as up regulate mucin

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What does IL-4 and IL-13 do to smooth muscle?

Increases contractility

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What does Th2 cells do to macrophages?

alternative activation--exert anti-inflammatory functions and promote tissue remodeling and repair

22

What does IgE bind to? What does it do?

Fcepsilon receptors on mast and basophils---->degranulation when cross linked with antigen

23

What happens at T:B cell border of the follicle?

CD4 T cells interact with B cells presenting Ag.

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What do Tfh cells provide?

B cell help for antibody production that is critical to prevent secondary infection

25

What cells amplify immune responses mediated by neutrophils?

Th17 cells

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What causes down regulation of Th17 response?

Uptake of dead neutrophils by macrophages inhibits IL-23 secretion

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How are Th17 cells maintained?

IL-23 secreted by activated macrophages

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Why is tight regulation of immune activation necessary?

prevent self response
permit immune response to foreign antigens
limit collateral damage

29

What is a Treg?

regulatory T cell formed naturally by thymic differentiation [nTreg] or are induced in periphery [iTreg]

30

Can Tregs inhibit early activation events- 6-10 hours?

No

31

How do Tregs inhibit proliferation of multiple cell types?

prevent IL-2 production

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What can Tregs do to inhibit on effector functions of lymphocytes ?

inhibit cytokine production
inhibit release of granules
inhibit antibody production

33

What are Tregs suppressive cytokines?

IL-10, TGF-beta

34

Protective immunity versus Immunopathology Depends on balance between what>?

Tregs and Effector T cells

35

What syndrome? x-linked, mutations affecting FoxP3, Treg dysfunction, autoimmunity, early onset males, psoriasiform, eczematous dermatitis, alopecia,

Immunodysregulation polyendocrinopathy X-linked syndrome (Ipex)

Limited success in bone marrow transplants

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What cytokines to effector cytotoxic CD8 T cells release when encountering infected cells?

IFN-gamma or TNF-alpha

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2 types of cell death?

necrosis or apoptosis----both cleared by phagocytosis

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Hallmarks of apoptosis?

blebbing, chromatin condensation, dna frags.

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What type of cell death does CD8 T cells induce?

apoptosis

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what molecule is secreted by CD8 that creates pores in cell membranes?

perforin

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What are serene proteases which activate apoptosis once in the cytoplasm?

granzymes--cleaves Caspase 3 [released on TCR ligation without recruitment of more production]

42

Do granzymes A,B,H,K have different enzymatic activity?

Yes each one is different

43

What protects the CD8 T cell from perforin?

Cathepsin B

44

What alternative killing pathway is shared by Th1 and CD8 T cells?

Fas/FasL --->caspace cascade and cell death.

45

What inhibits viral replication, increases MHCI expression, activates macrophages?

IFN-gamma

46

what cytokine is directly involved in target cell killing and activating macrophages?

TNF-alpha

47

What does the dectin receptor recognize?

Fungi