Ch 2: Antigens, Antibodies & T-Cell Receptors

About This Chapter

The Antigens, Antibodies & T-Cell Receptors chapter of this Immunology: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master antigens, antibodies and T-cell receptors. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of antigens, antibodies and T-cell receptors.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an antigens, antibodies & T-cell receptors unit of a standard immunology course. Topics covered include:

  • Creation, types and function of T-cells and B-cells
  • Blood types
  • Red blood cell antigens and their significance in blood type
  • Definition & response of cell-mediated, humoral and adaptive immunity
  • Structure, function and classes of antibodies

12 Lessons in Chapter 2: Antigens, Antibodies & T-Cell Receptors
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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.

Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

3. Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

You are either blood type A, B, AB or O. But, did you know that your blood type is determined by microscopic antigens found on your red blood cells? In this lesson, you will learn about the different blood groups and why they do not mix.

Cell-mediated Immunity: Definition & Response

4. Cell-mediated Immunity: Definition & Response

Learn about cell-mediated immunity by investigating its function and process in the immune system. We will cover how T lymphocytes and major histocompatibility complex molecules play an important role in carrying out this immune response.

The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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.

Allotype Antibodies: Definition & Immunology

10. Allotype Antibodies: Definition & Immunology

This lesson describes the meaning of allotype antibody. You will also learn how the allotypic differences between antibodies control the success of certain medical interventions.

Humanized Antibody: Production & Definition

11. Humanized Antibody: Production & Definition

Lab-made antibodies, produced in mice, are used medically to help treat diseases. Mouse antibodies aren't compatible with human immune systems, so humanized antibodies are produced instead.

Antigenicity: Definition & Explanation

12. Antigenicity: Definition & Explanation

Antigenicity defines how well something initiates an immune response. Antigens can activate B cells and T cells, which will then protect the body from pathogens. Sometimes, parts of one's own body can be antigenic, resulting in autoimmunity.

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