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Describe type I hypersensitivity reaction.

IgE mediated from mast cells. contribute to anaphylactic reaction


Describe type II hypersensitivity.

Mediated by Ab that bind tissue Ag and activate complement to degrade specific tissue. Causing tissue injury/disease.


Describe Type III hypersensitivity.

Form from Ab-Ag complex that form in the blood, and settle in the vascular lining. Causing vasculitis


Describe a Type IV hypersensitivity reaction.

T cell mediated from inflammation by cytokines.
Ultimately from Th17, Th1 cells or killing CTL


What is the mechanism of a type I allergic reaction?

1. Mast cells cross-link to IgE bound on Ag.
2. Mast cells release pre-formed cytokines, vasoactive amines
3. Also attract neutrophils/eosinophils


Where do mast cells bind to their high affinity IgE molecules?



What occurs in the immediate phase reaction of type I reactions?

Vascular and smooth muscles react within minutes.
1. Generally vasodilation, bronchoconstriction, edema, congestion


What occurs in the laste phase of type I allergic reactions?

Inflammation caused by eosinophils, neutrophils and T cells


What is the role of leukotrienes?

Prolonged smooth muscle contraction (bronchi) increase vascular permeability


What is the role of proteases in type I allergic reaction?

Tissue damage


What is the role of vasoactive amines in a type I allergic reaction?

Cause vasodilation, smooth muscle contraction (bronchi)


What is the role of cytokine secretion during type I allergic reaction?

Cause inflammation and leukocyte recruitment for late phase response


What are the effector mechanisms of type II allergic reaction?

1. Abs opsonize which activate complement and phagocytosis via CR1/FcR affinity for C3b
2. C3a/C5a recruit leukocytes
3. Ab can stimulate/inhibit a glands receptor


What disease can be caused by Ab binding during a type II allergic reaction?

Ab bind with TSHreceptor, causing hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease)


What binding can be inhibited in a type II allergic reaction by the antibody?

Inhibition of Ach binding to receptor causing myasthenia gravis


How does a type III reaction occur?

Endothelial Fc receptors bind the antitoxin-toxoid complex. This leads to accumulation/agglutination, which activates classical complement cascade and doing so causes vasculitis.


What can the Arthur's reaction be compared to?

Type III allergic reaction. Exactly similar to the toxin-toxoid mechanism


What human diseases are caused by type III allergic reaction?

1. SLE
2. Polyarteritis nodosa
3. Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis
4. Serum sickness
5. Arthus reaction


What are triggers for Type IV reaction?

Autoimmune, with persisten environmental or microbial Ags


What causes tissue injury in Type IV that sets it apart from Type I, II, III?

Uses cell mediated. No Ig families.
- activates Th1, Th17, CTL cells to induce tissue injury


What are the common forms of type IV reactions?

1. MS
2. Rheumatoid arthritis
3. DM type 1
4. Crohn's disease
5. Contact sensitivity (similar to type I, longer incubation time)
6. Chronic infections (TB)


What are contained in granulomas?

1. Activated macrophages
2. PMN
3. T cells


What is a hypersensitivity response?

Immune response causing tissue injury