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1

Alpha beta TCRs recognize and bind to __.

Peptides presented within the MHC molecules and MHC itself.

These cells also express either CD4 or CD8 co-receptors.

2

Where does activation of T cells occur?

In the lymph nodes.

3

What are langerhans cells?

Immature dendritic cells which do not express high levels of B7.

They stimulate naive T cells.

4

What does Ag recognition involve?

Clustering of TCRs.

5

What is the activation of T cells initiated by?

A signaling cascade after TCRs recognize specific Ag.

6

What is needed to activate a T cell?

TCR, CD4 or CD8 and CD3.

CD4 for T helper cells

CD8 for CTLs

7

When the TCR is engaged and activates T cells, the T cell must:

Receive a co-stimulatory signal.

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____ can be considered as an "amplifier" that improves signaling of T cells.

Co-stimulation.

This involves B7 and CD28.

With co-stimulation, 100 fold fewer of clustered TCRs are needed for activation.

9

Once T cells are Ag-activated, what do they produce?

IL-2 and IL-2R, which leads to cell proliferation.

The result is the expansion of the clone of T cells that are specific for the Ag.

10

What do T cells differentiate into?

Effector cells or memory cells.

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What drives proliferation of T cells, and is also called the "T cell growth factor"?

IL-2

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True or false: naive T cells do not have IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) expressed on their surface.

True

13

True or false: activted T cells produce a large amount of IL-2 and express IL-2R.

True

14

___ enhances resistance of activated T cells to apoptosis.

IL-2

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How do effector T cells migrate through blood vessels in peripheral tissues?

They bind to endothelial cells that have been activated by cytokines produced in response to infection in these tissues.

16

CD4+ cells recruit and activate phagocytes. What do the phagocytes destroy?

Microbes

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What do CD8+ lymphocytes kill?

Infected cells

18

True or false: each subset of T helper clls tends to oproduce a set of particular cytokines.

True

19

What do Th1 cells activate?

A cell-mediated immune response.

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What do Th2 cells activate?

An Ab-mediated immune response.

21

What are Th17 cells involved in?

Inflammation and anti-bacterial response.

22

Why are PRRs important for innate and adaptive immunity?

Pathogen recognition by immature DCs through PRRs is an important bridge between innate and adaptive immunity.

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What is the result of PRR signaling?

Activation and maturation of antigen-presenting cells (APCs)

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APC processed antigen is presented to what cells?

Naive Th0 cells.

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Secreted IL-12 assists the development and differentiation of what type of helper cell?

Th1 cell

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What are four main classes of CD4+ cells?

Treg

Th1

Th2

Th17

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What causes differentiation of Treg cells?

IL-2 + TGF beta

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What are the functions of Treg cells?

Suppresses tumor immunity

Promotes immune tolerance

Maintains lymphocyte homeostasis

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What cytokine activates Th1?

IL-12

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What are the functions of Th1?

Promotes tumor immunity

Intracellular pathogens

Drives autoimmunity