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Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering immune response material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about immune responses to transplants and tumors. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding immune responses to transplants and tumors
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning immunology (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about immune responses
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra immunology learning resources
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- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Immune Responses Against Tumors & Transplants chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an immune responses to transplants and tumors unit of a standard immunology course. Topics covered include:
- The role of the HLA complex
- Transplant rejection and prevention
- Immune-privileged sites
- The role of stem cells in transplantation
- Evidence of the immune system's role in cancer
- Immunotherapy and cancer treatment
1. Role of the HLA Complex in Disease Susceptibility & Tissue Transplant
Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to find the right match for someone who needs a new organ? Well it all comes down to these little protein markers, kind of like ID tags. This is the role of Human Leukocyte Antigen, or HLA for short.
2. Transplant Rejection: Process & Prevention
Most of the time it's beneficial for your body to attack foreign cells because these cells may harm you. But sometimes, like when you receive a transplant, you want these cells to be accepted, which your immune system has trouble doing.
3. Immune-Privileged Sites
How does your body protect important organs from collateral damage when defending against foreign invaders? This lesson will discuss how immune-privileged sites can help protect vital parts of your body.
4. The Role of Stem Cells in Transplantation
Stem cells are able to repair and replace damaged tissues and organs, and can be transplanted into patients to treat many diseases. In this lesson, we will learn how stem cells are used in transplantation.
5. The Immune System's Role in Cancer
Your immune system's job is to protect you from a lot of harmful stuff, including cancer. But when our immune system isn't enough, treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy may help.
6. Mechanisms of Immunotherapy & Cancer Treatment Options
Cancer immunotherapy, or targeted therapy, uses the patient's immune system (white blood cells, such as T-cells) to treat cancer. In this lesson, you'll learn the mechanism of how cancer cell(s) invade our immune system and how immunotherapies can halt this invasion.
7. Antineoplastic Drugs: Definition & Side Effects
In this lesson, you will learn what an antineoplastic drug is, how they work within the human body, and the potential side effects of using this type of drug for treating illnesses.
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