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Topic 11.1: Antibody Production and Vaccination
Every organism has unique molecules on the surface of its cells.
B lymphocytes are activated by T lymphocytes in mammals.
Plasma cells secrete antibodies
Activated B cells multiply to form clones of plasma cells and memory cells.
Antibodies aid the destruction of pathogens
Immunity depends upon the persistence of memory cells
Vaccines contain antigens that trigger immunity but do not cause the disease
Pathogens can be species-specific although others can cross species barriers.
White cells release histamine in response to allergens
Histamines cause allergic symptoms.
Fusion of a tumor cell with an antibody-producing plasma cell creates a hybridoma cell
Monoclonal antibodies are produced by hybridoma cells.
Antigens on the surface of red blood cells stimulate antibody production in a person with a different blood group
Smallpox was the first infectious disease of humans to have been eradicated by vaccination
Monoclonal antibodies to HCG are used to pregnancy test kits
Analysis of epidemiological data related to vaccination programs
Nature of Science:
Consider ethical implications of research- Jenner tested his vaccine for smallpox in a child
2018 Vocab Hmwk
Helpful Links & Articles
Virtual Immune System Lab
for 1/23/20 (Click on "Launch Interactive")
Immune system Video
Test Review for 2/25/19
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