Immunology - Mini-essay topics for seminars on November 18 and 19, 2016

 

Immunology - Mini-essay topics for seminars on November 18 and 19, 2016

 

 

Friday - November 18, 2016

Seminar: Effector mechanisms of T Cell-mediated immunity

Mini-essays topics:

1.      Describe the maturation and selection of T cells.

2.      Describe the differentiation and effector functions of Th1 cells.

3.      Describe the differentiation and effector functions of Th2 cells.

4.      Describe the differentiation and effector functions of Th17 cells.

5.      Describe the differentiation and effector functions of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL).

 

 

Saturday - November 19, 2016

Seminar: Humoral immune responses

Mini-essays topics:

1.      Describe the maturation and selection of B cells.

2.      Describe the humoral immune response to T-dependent antigens (the nature of antigen, cells involved in response, isotypes of secreted antibodies).

3.      Describe the humoral immune response to T-independent antigens (the nature of antigen, cells involved in response, isotypes of secreted antibodies).

4.      Explain the process of affinity maturation and its importance in host defense against pathogens.

5.      Explain the process of heavy-type isotype switching and its importance in host defense against pathogens.