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Recepter on the NK cell that binds to the MHC molecule on normal cell

Inhibitory receptor

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Leukocyte interferon, produced in large quantities by plasmacytoid dendritic cells and is not host specific

INF-Alpha

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When is gene silencing used?

Cells can utilize this mechanism to disrupt virus replication through production of RNAi that are complementary to specific viral genes

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Antigenic Plasticity

Rapid changes in the structure of the viral antigen, may be the result of mutation, reassortment or recombination

5

(RNA/DNA) viruses are stronger inducers of Interferons

RNA

6

Possess potent antiviral, immunomodulating and anti-cancer properties

Interferons

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NK cells recognize what molecules on healthy cells that keeps them from becoming activated

MHC Class I Molecules

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Innate immune system responds in what ways when their PPRs are bound by a PAMP

Expression of interferons and inflammatory cytokines

Activation of phagocytic cells, increased production of inflammatory cells

Macrophages begin chemotaxis bringing neutrophils to site of inflammation

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Interferon

Group of cytokines that are secreted by somatic cells in response to viral infections and to other stimuli

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Ways in which Host responds to viral infection

Innate immune response

Adaptive immune response

Passive immune response

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Natural Killer Cells

Large lymphocytes that are defined by their cytoplasmic granules, provide early and non specific resistance against viral infections

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Virokines

Proteins synthesized by viruses which are homologs of cytokines/interferons

13

Ways that viruses evade host immune system

Antigen plasticity

Antigenic Multiplicity

Negative Cytokine Regulation 

Down Regulation of MHC I Pathway

Inhibition of complement activation

Evasion of neutralizing antibodies

Latency

Cell to Cell spread

Inhibition of apoptosis

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Humoral Immunity

Antibodies may be directed against viral proteins on free virions or against viral proteins expressed on surface of infected cells

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CD4+ Th Cell mechanism of action

  • Th interacts with microbial antigen in phagocyte
  • Stimulates the release of cytokines
  • Results in activation of macrophages, inflammation and Stimulation of B lymphocytes

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Cellular immunity is mediated by

T Lymphocytes

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Immunoregulatory interferon produced by antigen stimulated by T cells and NK cells.  Labile at pH of 2 and demonstrates host specificity

Type II Interferon - Interferon Gamma

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Defense exhibits neither antigen specificity nor memory

 Innate Immunity

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Components of adaptive immunity

Humoral Immune Response

Cellular Immune Response

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Paracrine

Infected cell secretes IFN which acts on adjacent cells

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Temperature of the nasal passages

33C

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Gene Silencing 

Cells utilize small, interfering RNA molecules (iRNA) to silence genes as a means of regulating normal developmental and physiological processes and potentially to interfere with virus replication

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Interferons are inactivated by what route of administration

Oral

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Innate immunity provides critical line of defense against viral infections because:

Constantly present

Operational immediately

Available for the first few days after viral infection

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Temperature of the alveoli

37C

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Fibroblast interferon secreted by virus-infected fibroblast, generally host species specific

INF - Beta

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Granulocytosis

Presence in peripheral blood of increased number of granulocytes

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Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns

Macromolecues present in viruses and other microbes, but not on host cells

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Antiviral effects of antibodies

Reduced damage to host from inflammatory response

Generation of oxidants

Immunomodulation

Opsonization

Activation of complement

Virus and toxin neutralization

Antibody dependent cell cytoxicity

Direct antimicrobial activity

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Perforin

Produce pore in plasma membrane