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1

Name the cell types from the myeloid lineage

- Neutrophil
- Basophil
- Mast Cell
- Dendritic cell
- Macrophage

2

Name the cell types from the lymphoid lineage

Natural killer cell

3

What do phagocytes detect? With what?

- Pathogen Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs) using pattern recognition receptors e.g. TLRs
- Complements using complement receptors (CR)
- Antibodies using Fc receptors

4

What are PAMPs?

Molecular structures that are present in microorganisms but not on vertebrates

5

What enables the immune system to attack pathogens but not self-cells?

Different TLR expression patterns

6

What 3 components do Basophils release? To what effect?

- Histamine, a vasodilator that increases blood vessel permeability and smooth muscle contraction and which is responsible for many symptoms during allergic reactions;
- Serotonin, which stimulates monocytes and lymphocytes thereby modulating which cytokines get produced during a given immune response;
- Heparin an anti-coagulant that prevents blood clotting too quickly.

7

What do granuloctyes release and what does this do?

cannot perform phagocytosis. Instead, they are granulocytes that fight parasites, particularly helminths, by releasing contents in their granules.

8

What are NK cells able to identify? - To what effect?

cells that have started to behave abnormally, rather than detecting pathogens directly. This triggers the NK cell to kill the misbehaving cell

9

How many proteins are there in the compliment system?

>30

10

What can the compliment system do?

-Enhance phagocytosis
-Attract neutrophils
-Initiate inflammation
-Kill microbes

11

Can NK cells express TLR?

Yes they do

12

Do mice express TLRs?

No

13

Name all the phagocytic cells, and thus eliminate pathogens directly

Macrophages
Neutrophils
Dendritic cells
Mast cells

14

What is the role of Cb3?

Tagging pathogens - promoting opsonisation

15

Where do B and T lymphocytes mature?

B - Bone marrow
T - Thymus

16

Briefly describe humoral immunity

Involves antibodies that circulate in the plasma, lymph and tissue fluids, and it can protect us against extracellular bacteria and foreign molecules (danger signals)

17

Briefly describe cell-mediated immunity

Mediated by antigen-specific T cells, and it can protects us against intracellular pathogens, cancer and non-self cells

18

Cell-mediated immunity is a type of immunity directed against what type of pathogens?

1. have evaded the innate immune responses and
2. are replicating inside cells, away from antibodies, which circulate in the blood or are found in extracellular spaces

19

What are the two main players of cellular immunity?

- Cytotoxic T cells (TC), which generally express CD8 on their cell surface
- Helper T cells (TH), which generally display CD4 on their cell surface

20

What is an antigen?

a molecule capable of stimulating an immune response.

21

When can T-cells only recognise pathogens' antigens?

If they are presented to them in association with proteins known as the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)

22

What is Major Histocompatibility Complex also known as in humans?

Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system

23

What are the two signals required to activate the T-cell?

MHC
CD80/86

24

Which proteins do Cytotoxic T Cells recognise?

Recognise antigens presented on MHC Class I complexes, which are present on all nucleated cells. But they also require interaction of CD8 (On T-cell surface)

25

What three things can helper T cells do?

- Stimulate B cells to secrete antibodies to attack extracellular pathogens
- Activate macrophages to destroy ingested microbes
- Trigger cytotoxic T cells to kill infected target cells 

26

What proteins do helper T cells recognise?

Antigens presented on MHC II complexes, that are found on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) such as dendritic cells, macrophages and B cells

27

T cells express what protein on their cell surface?

CD4

28

When activated for the first time, the helper T cells can differentiate into what?

helper T cells 1 (TH1) or helper T cells 2 (TH2)

29

What are helper T cells 1 (TH1)?

TH1 cells primarily activate macrophages and cytotoxic T (TC) cells (cell mediate response)

30

What are helper T cells 2 (TH2)?

TH2 cells activate B cells (humoral response)