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BIOL 1040 lecture notes, 3/1-3/10

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BIOL 1040 lecture notes, 3/1-3/10 BIOL 1040

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These notes cover part of Chapter 42 from the textbook.
General Biology II
Dr. William Surver
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Biology, Surver, Clemson, BIOL 1040, immune system
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Date Created: 03/10/16
Sarah Stewart BIOL 1040 Exam 3 notes Chapter 42: The Immune System Lecture given 3/1/16 • Can fight off pathogens with barriers (skin and mucous membranes), nonspecific internal defenses (phagocytosis, natural killer cells, inflammation), and specific immune response (cell-mediated and humoral immunity). Innate immunity – a series of defenses that act immediately upon infection • Invertebrates rely solely on this, can consist of o Exoskeleton o Low pH o Enzymes o Immune cells capable of phagocytosis • Vertebrates have innate and adaptive immunity o Skin and mucous membranes o Interferons o Neutrophils – phagocytic cells o Natural killer cells - attack cancer cells and virus-infected cells o Macrophages o (Most of these are modified white blood cells) o Complement system • Tissue damage triggers the inflammatory response, can disinfect infected tissues and limit the spread of infection Sarah Stewart BIOL 1040 Exam 3 notes • Can be localized or widespread; some bacteria may make it to the bloodstream if not disinfected fully, causes bacterial infection • Bacterial infections bring about inflammatory response leading to septic shock – high fever, low blood pressure Lecture given 3/10/16 Lymphatic system – a branching network of lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes (filter out bacteria, but can swell up), and circulating lymph (similar to interstitial fluid, but has less nutrients) • Lymphatic vessels – collect fluid from body tissues, return lymph to blood • 2 main functions on lymphatic system: o To return tissue fluid to the circulatory system o To fight infection • As lymph circulates, it collects microbes, parts of microbes, and microbial toxins; transports these to lymphatic organs where macrophages ingest toxins and lymphocytes have an adaptive response Adaptive immunity (acquired) – a set of defenses found only in vertebrates that is only activated after exposure to certain pathogens • Slower response, recognizes specific pathogens (antigens), and has a “memory” • Our cells are labeled with unique surface membrane proteins (MHC markers) that characterize cells as ours, distinguish these from foreign particles o Self – able to respond to things that are a part of us Sarah Stewart BIOL 1040 Exam 3 notes o Non-self – what triggers an immune response, is not a part of us Antigens – any outside substance that elicits an adaptive immune response; can be viruses, bacteria, dust, etc. – anything foreign • While antigen receptors are very specific, antigens themselves can bind to several different cells and their antigen receptors Lymphocytes – white blood cells responsible for adaptive immunity, originate from stem cells in the bone marrow • Different types of lymphocytes o B lymphocytes (B cells) – continue to develop in the bone marrow; humoral immune response o T lymphocytes (T cells) – develop further in the thymus gland to mature; cell-mediated immune response o Both of these finish maturing in lymphatic organs (lymph nodes, spleen) • B and T cells differentiate from each other and other cells during maturation by forming antigen receptors in their plasma membrane; all antigen receptors on a certain cell are identical and respond to only one antigen • Together, B and T cells ward off diseases and infection in both body fluids and cells – every person has common and unique responses to certain antigens Clonal selection – model for adaptive immunity dealing with antigens • A certain B cell is selected and multiplied in response to an antigen Sarah Stewart BIOL 1040 Exam 3 notes • Some of these B cells become effector cells, which secrete antibodies into the blood and lymph • Others become memory cells, used if antigen encountered again • Primary vs. secondary immunity o Primary response occurs at the first encounter with an antigen, slow o Secondary response occurs at the second encounter with an antigen, faster o Both activate effector cells and memory cells


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