BT302 : Immunology

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Molecular Biology

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Dr. Numan Javed
Shanghai Institute of Biological Sciences, China

Course Contents

Overview of the immune system as the body’s main defense mechanism Elements of innate and acquired immunity Cells and organs of the immune system Properties of antibodies and antigens together with their structure, function and interactions Genetics of antibody structure and diversity; expression of immunoglobulin genes VDJ recombination Antigen processing and presentation Major histocompatibility complex Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies T-cell receptors, maturation, activation, and differentiation B-cell generation, activation, and differentiation; complement system, hypersensitivity, cytokines, resistance and immune response to infectious diseases Cell-mediated effector response, leukocyte migration and inflammation Vaccines Diseases of the immune system