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Is vaccination an example of innate or adaptive immunity?
Adaptive (Induced resistance to a specific pathogen)
How was basic research on chicken diseases related to the discoveries of both humoral and cellular immunity?
Humoral: immunity brought on by antibodies (B cells recognize antigens)
Cellular: T cells secrete cytokines
Does an antibody necessarily react with a bacterium as an antigen or as an epitope?
Antibodies react with the epitopes on the antigen
The original theoretical concepts of an antibody called for a rod with antigenic determinants at each end. What is the primary advantage of the Y-shaped structure that eventually emerged?
Y is flexible and can assume a T shape
Which class of antibody is most likely to protect you from a common cold?
IgA
Would pneumococcal pneumonia require a T-helper cell to stimulate a B cell to form antibodies?
T-dependent antigens, mainly proteins such as those found on viruses, bacteria, foreign RBCs, and haptens with their carrier molecules
Plasma cells produce antibodies; do they also produce memory cells?
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In what way does a B cell that encounters an antigen function as an antigen-presenting cell?
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On what part of the antibody molecule do we find the amino acid sequence that makes the huge genetic diversity of antibody production possible?
The variable (V) region
Antibodies and what other component of the immune system are required for the lysis of a target antigenic cell?
Complement protein attaches to the antibody.