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Ch 7: Antigens, Antibodies and T-Cell Receptors

About This Chapter

Take an in-depth look at antigens, t-cell receptors and antibodies through the short lessons in this chapter. Take self-assessment quizzes after watching each lesson to verify your comprehension of the material.

Antigens, Antibodies and T-Cell Receptors - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Use these lessons to get familiar with T cells and B cells, immune response and the differences between active and passive immunity. The subject experts who lead these lessons break down large concepts, like antibodies, into small chunks that make retaining this info simple and easy. Each lesson uses engaging animations and graphics to keep you entertained while you learn. As you make your way through the lessons in this chapter, you'll start to understand:

  • The steps in the cell-mediated immune response system
  • Features that make up the humoral immune response
  • The structure and function of antibodies
  • Different types of immunity

Video Objective
What are T Cells: Creation and Function Dive into an examination of T cells and discover how they're created, what they do and why they're important.
What are B Cells? - Function and Types Explore the various types of B cells as well as their uses in the human body.
Cell-Mediated Immune Response: Definition, Steps & Features Highlight the essential features of this form of immune response.
Active Immunity: Definition, Types & Examples Watch the different types of active immunity come to life through the examples featured in this lesson.
Passive Immunity: Definition & Examples Describe how passive immunity works and see examples of the different types.
The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features Pinpoint the various features that make up the humoral immune response and find out how it is used in the body.
What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types Identify the various types of adaptive immunity and its role in the body.
Antibodies: Their Important Structure Detail the structure and function of antibodies.
Antibodies: Their Function In the Immune System Explore the ways that antibodies are used in the immune system.
The Five Classes of Antibodies Identify and explain the various antibody classes.

10 Lessons in Chapter 7: Antigens, Antibodies and T-Cell Receptors
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What are T Cells: Creation and Function

1. What are T Cells: Creation and Function

This lesson will teach about the birth, maturation, and importance of T cells. You'll learn about T lymphocytes, cytotoxic T cells, helper T cells, memory T cells, and more!

What Are B Cells? - Function and Types

2. What Are B Cells? - Function and Types

This lesson will focus in on the generalities of B-cells, such as their place of generation, maturation, and training, as well as some specific types of B-cells, such as plasma cells and memory cells.

Cell-Mediated Immune Response: Definition, Steps & Features

3. Cell-Mediated Immune Response: Definition, Steps & Features

Our immune systems are pretty good, but sometimes pathogens can sneak in and infect living cells. Luckily, we've got a back up system. Let's explore cell-mediated response and see how this protects our bodies from infections that may otherwise go untreated.

Active Immunity: Definition, Types & Examples

4. Active Immunity: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn all about active immunity. We will discuss how active immunity works in the body, the different types of active immunity, as well as explore some examples.

Passive Immunity: Definition & Examples

5. Passive Immunity: Definition & Examples

Learn all about passive immunity, including the different kinds and the various ways it is acquired and used. Then, check your new knowledge by taking a short quiz.

The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features

6. The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features

This lesson will describe what humoral immunity is, how it is activated, what is produced, and why. Find out as we explore antigen presenting cells, MHC, T cells, B cells, plasma cells, and antibodies.

What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types

7. What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types

This lesson will help you distinguish between several different types of immunity. This includes passive immunity, active immunity, naturally acquired immunity and artificially acquired immunity.

Antibodies: Their Important Structure

8. Antibodies: Their Important Structure

This lesson will cover the basic but important structural components and sites of an antibody as well as their function. This includes heavy chains, light chains, variable domains, constant domains, paratopes, and epitopes.

Antibodies: Their Function In the Immune System

9. Antibodies: Their Function In the Immune System

This lesson will delve into the three main ways by which antibodies function. We're going to discuss opsonization, agglutination and neutralization. We'll also learn what the Fc region is and why it's important.

The Five Classes of Antibodies

10. The Five Classes of Antibodies

This lesson will cover the five different classes, or isotypes, of antibodies. We will cover IgA, IgE, IgG, IgM, and IgD, as well as their basic structure and function.

Chapter Practice Exam
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