Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization
Learn basic concepts and vocabulary in immunology!. Analyze new developments in immunological therapies designed for the treatment of disease.
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About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
In the Fundamentals of Immunology Specialization, you will learn the basics of innate immunity, including complement, and its role in inflammation and activation of adaptive immunity.
The development of B cells and the production and improvement of antibodies.
The development of Th cells and their roles in promoting both immune responses and tolerance.
The role of the Major Histocompatibility Proteins in alerting T cells and their role in the success of organ and tissue transplants.
The mechanisms whereby cytotoxic T cells and natural kill cells recognize rogue-self cells and prod them into apoptosis.
The principles of chemical communication among immune cells.
Some example of how the immune system can cause problems and how we deal with these issues.
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