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What is Immunity?

The capacity to distinguish foreign from self

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What makes up the haematopoietic system?

Organs involved in the production of blood:
Spleen, Bone Marrow, Lymph Nodes

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What is the immune system?

A system of organs and processes that protect the organism from disease

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What is the lymphatic system?

A network of lymph vessels and nodes involved in antigen capture and transport

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What does a mast cell do and where is it found

Mast cells dilate blood vessels and induces in the inflammatory response by histamine. It also Attracts macrophages and neutrophils.

It is found in the connective tissue and mucous membranes

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What does a macrophage and where is it found?

Consumes foreign and pathogenic material

It is found in the blood vessels but can migrate to tissues

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What does an NK cell do and where is it found?

It kills tumour cells and cells infected with viruses

Circulates in the blood but can migrate to tissues

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What does a dendritic cell do and where is it found?

Present antigens to trigger an immune response

Present in epithelial tissue, migrates to the lymph nodes after activation

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What does a neutrophil do?

The first responder at a site of infection or trauma, it is the most abundant phagocytotic cell type

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What does a basophil do?

Defends against parasites, uses histamines to cause inflammation (may cause allergic reactions)

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What does an Eosinophil do?

Defends against bacteria and parasites by using toxins, but also causes tissue damage

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What is an immune response?

A reaction to something that appears foreign or harmful

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What happens when Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRR) are engaged by Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs)?

Intracellular pathways are stimulated causing the secretion of inflammatory modifiers

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What are PRRs?

Pattern Recognition Receptors, the are innate immune receptors

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How does phagocytosis occur?

1. Microbe binds to PRR which activates phagocytosis

2. Membrane internalizes the microbe causing a vacuole known as a phagosome to form

3. Lysosome containing enzymes fuses with phagosome to form Phagolysosome

4. Microbe is digested

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All nucleated cells have MHC class____

1

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Dendritic cells, B-cells and mononuclear Phagocytes have MHC class____

2

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CD8+ (Cytotoxic) T-cells respond to MHC class____

1

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CD4+ (Helper) T-cells respond to MHC class____

2

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What is an immune response?

A reaction to something that appears foreign or harmful

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What is a Kupfer cell?

A type of macrophage found in the liver

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What is an osteoclast?

A type of macrophage found in the bone

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What is a Microglia?

A type of macrophage found in the brain

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What is a Mesangial cell?

A type of macrophage found in the kidney

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How are antigens presented?

The microbe is processed and antigenic peptide fragments are presented on cell surface bound MHC molecules

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What are DAMPs?

Damage-Associated Molecular Pattern responses
Some innate receptors can be activated by damage to the cell

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What is opsonisation?

The process by which a foreign cell is made more susceptible to phagocytosis.

Antibodies coat the foreign cell making it easier to eat

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What is a Phagosome?

A vacuole formed by the internalisation of the cell membrane bound foreign particle

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What is a Lysosome?

A membrane bound packet of lytic enzymes (Lysozymes)

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What are Lysozymes?

A lytic enzyme, it is the major secretory component of macrophages