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Example of ancient documentation of immunological immunity

Thucydides documented immunological memory in his History of the Peloponnesian war
Treating plague

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What is immunity?

The ability to resist infection after previous exposure
Persists due to immune memory

3

Classic epidemiological study demonstrating immune memory

Faroer Islands
Two measles epidemics. The survivors of the first didn't get infected during the second

4

When was smallpox officially eradicated?

1979

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Other successful vaccine campaigns
1)
2)
3)

1) Corynebacterium diphtheriae
2) Polio virus
3) Measles virus

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Difference in memory between humoral and cellular arms of the immune system

Humoral immunity remains constant (stable antibody titres over time)
Cellular immunity declines, with a half life of 10-15 years

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Cells which a germinal centre B cell can differentiate into
1)
2)

1) Bone marrow plasma cell
2) Memory B cell in lymph nodes or speen

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Which cell becomes the effector in short-lived extrafollcular antibody production?

Plasmablast

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Tfh and germinal centre B cell interactions required for immunological memory development
1)
2)
3)
4)

1) CD40/CD40L
2) ICOS/ICOSL
3) TCR/MHC
4) IL21/IL21R (IL21 R on B cell)

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Frequency of cognate B cells in a primary B cell response

1:10^4 - 1:10^5

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Frequency of cognate B cells in a secondary B cell response

1:10^2 - 1:10^3

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Main antibodies produced in a primary response

IgM, later IgG

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Main antibody isotypes produced in a secondary response

IgG, IgA

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Antibodies in breastmilk

IgA

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How long after birth until serum IgG levels reach those of an adult?

~10 years

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Immune response that most successful vaccines work through

Antibody response

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Examples of infections that aren't immunised against using a vaccine that elicits an antibody response
1)
2)
3)

1) HIV
2) Mycobacterium tuberculosis
3) Influenza virus

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Location of naive T cells

Lymphoid

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Location of memory T cells

Lymphoid and tissues

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Role of maternal IgA

Protects the GIT of neonate

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Which cells can an activated T cell differentiate into?
1)
2)

1) Terminal effector cell (90% of T cells become these)
2) Memory cell

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Phenotype of terminal effector cells
1)
2)

1) IL-7R-
2) KLRG1+ (killer cell lectin-like receptor subfamily G1)

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Experiment demonstrating the importance of IL-7R and IL-15R
1)
2)
3)
4)

1) Mice infected with an antigen
2) Take IL-7+, IL-7- memory cells from mouse, place into new mice
3) Infect new mice with the same antigen
4) Mice that received IL-7R+ and expressed IL-15 generated stable memory. Mice that received IL-7R+ and didn't express IL-15 had memory die off quickly.

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Cell surface receptor expressed by effector cells, not memory cells

IL-2R

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Helpless memory

Poor memory response when DC licensing is blocked (CD40/40L blocked)

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Subsets of memory T cells
1)
2)

1) Central memory T cells (in lymphoid organs)
2) Effector memory T cells (extra-lymphoid tissues)

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Phenotype of skin-tropic circulating memory T cells
1)
2)

1) CLA+
2) CCR4+

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Phenotype of GIT-tropic circulating memory T cells
1)
2)

1) Alpha4:beta7 integrin
2) CCR9+

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CLA

Cutaneous leukocyte antigen.
An E-selectin ligand expressed by skin-tropic T cells in humans

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Central memory T cell phenotype
1)
2)

1) CCR7+
2) CD62L+