Cell Communication & the Immune System


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Which of the following is a cytokine used to specifically communicate a viral infection?

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1. Which of the following would be directly affected if macrophages could no longer present antigens?

2. Which of the following types of communication is used to send messages over long distances?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover how much you know about cell communication in the immune system with the worksheet/quiz. You'll be quizzed on key points like how a certain chemical messenger communicates a viral infection and what would be impacted if macrophages couldn't represent antigens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to see how much you know about:

  • A type of communication to send messages across a wide distance
  • How lymphocytes are attracted to an infection site
  • Cell that uses antigen presentation for communication

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cell communication in the immune system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemical messengers and how they function
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what antigens are used for

Additional Learning

Learn more about cells via the lesson entitled Cell Communication & the Immune System. Some topics from the lesson are listed below:

  • Example of an immune response in the body
  • What B-cells and T-cells do
  • How natural killer (NK) cells function
  • What tumor necrosis factors are
  • What are tumor necrosis factors