This course presents an overview of all major aspects of the field of immunology. This branch of science deals with the innate and adaptive mechanisms the body uses to fight infectious disease and prevent its recurrence. It also covers recognition of foreign or altered cells unrelated to microorganisms such as cells or organs received during transplantation. This course will cover the cells involved, their site production, how they proliferate and respond to foreign antigens. The proteins produced by cells in re- sponse to infection and the chemical signals that affect their production are also covered. Some other topic areas included are transplantation serology, hypersensitivity and allergies, hereditary and acquired autoimmune dis- orders, and vaccines. Prerequisite: BIO 205 or permis- sion of the instructor

BIO 390
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