Ch 20: Overview of Antigens

About This Chapter

Boost your understanding of antigens with this helpful online microbiology chapter. These fun lessons and self-assessments can help you improve your antigen knowledge for credit-granting exams, tests, homework and class assignments.

Overview of Antigens - Chapter Summary

This self-paced study guide chapter offers a high-level overview of antigens. Inside, you'll find a series of simple lessons that cover antigen types, blood groups, immunologic tolerance and allergens. Try the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand the lesson terms/concepts. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have about the chapter material. The lessons and quizzes are accessible on any Internet-connected device, and you can study at any time that's convenient. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand basic information about antigens
  • Differentiate between allergens, non-self antigens and self-antigens
  • Identify the different blood types and blood groups
  • Recognize red blood cell antigens
  • Define the concept of immunologic tolerance

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