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Name the two places extracellular infections occur and how they contribute to protective immunity.
1. Interstitial spaces, blood, lymph: antibodies, complement, phagocytosis
2. Epithelial spaces: igA antibodies, Antimicrobial peptides
Name the two places intracellular infections occur and how they contribute to protective immunity.
1. Cytoplasm: cytotoxic T cells, NK cells
2. Vesicular: T-Cell, NK-cell activated macs
What are the three distinct phases of the infectious process?
1. Innate Immunity: 0-4hrs
2. Non-adaptive, early induced immunity: 4-96hrs
3. Adaptive immunity >96hrs
Name 4 of the barriers/cells involved in the Innate immunity response [0-4hrs]?
1. Epithelial barrier
2. Local chemical factors
3. Alternate complement pathway
4. Pre-formed, nonspecfic effector cells: Phagocytes [neutrophils, macs]
Explain how neutrophils bind many bacterial constituents
Surface receptors ex] mannose receptor, LPS, CR4, glycan, scavenger, CR3
-Neutrophils digest pathogens that cross-link these receptors
What vesicular products are of functional significance in the innate immune response?
1. Acids (drop vesicular pH to 3.5-4)
2. toxic oxygen derivatives (O2-, H2O2, OH radical, oxygen radical, Ocl-hypohalite, NO) 3. Peptides/proteins (defensins, cationic proteins)
4. Enzymes (myeloperoxidase, lysozyme, acid hydrolase)
5. Competitors (lactoferrin, B12 binding protein)
What are Toll-like receptors [TLR's] and what stage of immunity are they involved in?
they are found on cells likely to encounter pathogens first [like epithelial cells and phagocytic cells]
their receptors recognize different classes of pathogens [ie. viruses, bacteria, pathogens]. They often use a common pathway of signal transduction
Involved in non-adaptive, early immunity [4-96hrs]
Name the mediators/cytokines that phagocytes release to induce an inflammatory response
What are the local and systemic effects of IL-1?
LOCAL: activate vascular epithelium and lymphocytes
Local tissue destruction
Increase access to effector cells

SYSTEMIC: fever and production IL-6

-->also activates ACUTE PHASE RESPONSE
What are the local and systemic effects of TNF-alpha? **
-activate vascular epithelium
-increase vascular permeability
-increase IgG entry-->complement
-increase fluid drainage to lymph nodes

-mobilization of metabolites

-->can also activate ACUTE PHASE RESPONSE
What are the local and systemic effects of IL-6?
-lymphocyte activation
-increase Ab production


-->can also activate ACUTE PHASE RESPONSE
What are the local effects of IL-8, IL-12, and CXCL8?
-chemotactic factor for leukocytes (attracts them to the infection)
-increase access of effector cells
-activates binding of Beta 2 integrins --activation of PMNs--neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils--(along w/TNF-a)

-Activate NK cells
-induce differentiation of CD4 T cells-->TH1 cells

-chemotactic factor for neutrophils, basophils, and T cells (attracts them to infection)--BIG role in diapedesis
What is diapedesis and what causes it?
the migration of leukocytes from blood vessels

Caused by inflammatory mediators that activate adhesive reactions [endotoxins]--CXCL8 plays big role

-->there are a zillion types of chemicals used to attract molecules to site in inf--did he say we need to know these? fig 8.16, 8.19
Explain how SHOCK occurs in the systemic infection
Macs activated in the liver/spleen secrete TNF-alpha into BLOOD (instead of tissue)

-systemic edema
-hypotension [leading to a collapse in vessels]
-neutropenia followed by neutrophilia
-Disseminate intravascular coagulation [DIC] leads to organ wasting and multiple organ failure
Result: death
Small, chemoattractant polypeptides that amplify immune response by recruiting more phag. and immunocompetent cells to the site of infection
What induces the ACUTE PHASE RESPONSE?
cytokines IL-1, IL-6, TNF-aplha
What are two of the acute phase proteins and what is their function?
1. C REACTIVE PROTEIN: bind to phsophorylcholine on bacterial surfaces, acting as an opsonin and activate complement cascade by binding to C1q

2. MANNAN-BINDING LECTIN: bind to mannose on bacteria and acts as oposin activating complement by the lectin activation pathway [via C4 and C2]
8 important things occur in the non-adaptive, early induced immunity. What are they? can do it!
1. Phagocytes release cytokines-->induce inflammatory response
2. Diapedesis of leukocytes from blood vessels-->infection
3. Release of TNF-alpha [double-edged sword b/c locally protective, systemically shock]
4. Release of chemokines-->rectruits more phagocytes to infection
5. Induction of acute phase response (IL-1, 6, TNF-alpha)
6. Production of interferon-alpha and interferon-beta [by virus infected cells]
7. Induction of natural killer cells
8. Induction of gamma, delta cell T cells-->important in early infection
What cells are the major lymphoid population in epitheloid tissues and muscosa but only represent 1-5% of T cells in peripheral lymphoid organs?
Note: They are are restricted by MHC Class I molecules like CD-1...
Gamma, delta T cells
Who are the main players for adaptive immunity and when does it occur and why does it take so long to kick in?
B lymph and T lymph


clonal expansion!
What is the result of adaptive immunity?
long lasting protection through induction of memory lymphocytes
Who are the key players in humoral/adaptive mediated immunity?
where does it occur?
what cytokine induces this response?
Ag. specific B cells and CD4 helper T cells TH2 type [and APC]
induced by IL-4!
Who are the key players in cell mediated immunity
where does it occur?
what cytokines induce it?
CD4 inflammatory T cell [TH1]--releases IL-2, activating CD8 cytotoxic T cells
-induced by IL-12 and IFN gamma!

IL-12 activates NK cells-->NK cells make IFN-gamma-->activates TH1-->releases IL-2-->activates CD8!
How are Tuberculoid leprosy and Lepromatous leprosy different?
Tuberculoid leprosy: well controlled by TH1 cells that activate infected macs. Inflammation localized [dominant cytokines--IL2, interferon-gamma,TNF Beta]

Lepromatous leprosy: uncontrolled TH2 cells, thus leprosy widely disseminated and severe damage caused [dominant cytokines: IL4, 5, 10]
What are cytokines released by each type of T-cell?
-IL-2 (activates T CELL GROWTH-->including CD 8!)
-IL-3 (hematopoeisis--makes more LEUKOCYTES)
-IFN-GAMMA (enhances INFLAMMATION, activates phagocytes)
-TNF-ALPHA (enhances INFLAMMATION, increases vacular PERMEABILITY)

-IL-17 (Chemokines for NEUTROPHIL recruitment, activates IL-6, acute phase proteins, works w/IFN-GAMMA, TNF-ALPHA)

TH2 (Helper)
-IL-3 (hematopoeisis--makes more LEUKOCYTES)
-IL 4 (B cell ACTIVATION, IgM-->IgE isotype switch, SUPPRESSES TH1, TH17)
-IL-5 (B cell/eosinophil GROWTH)
-IL-10 (suppresses TH1 cytokines)
-TGF-BETA (suppresses TH1 cytokines)
What ig shows up first during a primary infection [amount of ab and highest affinity]?
Which ig has the highest antibody amount and affinity in the secondary and tertiary infection?
IgG [due to isotype switching]
Which cell appears from 0-96hrs and is the 1st line defense against infection [bacteria, fungi, parasites]?
What cell appears from 0-96hrs and also the first line of defense, but is involved in antigen presentation and is the link to adaptive immune response in pathogens?
What cell is involved from 4-96hrs and is the first line of defense against VIRUSES
Natural Killer
A virus titer shows:
which cytokines are released in a burst as a result of infection?

These cytokines induce proliferation of what?

At the end of the titer [5 -10days], what cells are developing?
IFN-gamma, TNK-alpha, IL-12

induce NK killing of infected cells [control virus replication and spread of infection]

effector CD8 T cells begin to develop after 5days
What are the two mechanisms that extracellular bacteria cause disease?
1. induce INFLAMMATION to destroy host tissue at the site of infection
2. produce TOXINS which have diverse pathological effects
How do ENDOTOXINS differ from EXOTOXINS?
ENDOTOXINS-a bacterial toxin found naturally inside pathogen. Not secreted but rather a structural component which is released when the bacteria is lysed
: ie bacterial cells wall like LPS

EXOTOXINS- soluble protein secreted by microorganisms. it is formed within the cell, but is released into the environment where it is rapidly active in extremely small amounts
ie] cholera toxin, teatnus toxin
What are the cytokines released by phagocytes during the non-adaptive, early induced immunity?
Phagocytes release:
IL-1, 6, 8, 12, TNF-alpha, CXCL8

Help induce inflammatory response and amplifies immune response.
What is difference between cytokines and chemokines?
cytokines--proteins made by cells that affect behavior of other cells. Can be released by lymphocytes or phagocytes.

chemokines--proteins released that guide WBC's to infection
What factors determine whether an infection uses humoral vs. cell-mediated immunity?
--Induction of IL-4-->TH2 response!

--Induction of dendritic cells-->IL-12-->activates NK cells-->NK cells make IFN-gamma-->TH1-->makes IL-2-->activates CD8 cells!