Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune by Abul K. Abbas MBBS, Andrew H. H. Lichtman MD PhD, Shiv

By Abul K. Abbas MBBS, Andrew H. H. Lichtman MD PhD, Shiv Pillai MBBS PhD

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Furthermore, the receptors of the 26 Chapter 2 – Innate Immunity adaptive immune system are clonally distributed, meaning that each clone of lymphocytes (B cells and T cells) has a different receptor specific for a particular antigen. In contrast, in the innate immune system the receptors are nonclonally distributed; that is, identical receptors are expressed on all the cells of a particular type, such as macrophages. Therefore, many cells of innate immunity may recognize and respond to the same microbe.

How do the different components of innate immunity function to combat different types of microbes? 3. How do innate immune reactions stimulate adaptive immune responses? GENERAL FEATURES AND SPECIFICITY OF INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSES The innate immune system performs its defensive functions with a restricted set of reactions, which are more limited than the more varied and specialized responses of adaptive immunity. The specificity of innate immunity is also different in several respects from the specificity of lymphocytes, the recognition systems of adaptive immunity (Fig.

Adaptive immunity is mediated by lymphocytes stimulated by microbial antigens, requires clonal expansion and differentiation of the lymphocytes before it is effective, and responds more effectively against each successive exposure to a microbe. ✹ Lymphocytes are the cells of adaptive immunity and are the only cells with clonally distributed receptors with fine specificities for different antigens. ✹ Adaptive immunity consists of humoral immunity, in which antibodies neutralize and eradicate extracellular microbes and toxins, and cell-mediated immunity, in which T lymphocytes eradicate intracellular microbes.

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