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Postby killer_Tcell » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:33 pm

hi,
i am doing a project on the immune system and i need help!
if you know anything about how diseses effect the immune system, please help!
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Postby sdekivit » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:23 pm

read an immunology book. A very good source: 'Immunobiology' 6th edition bij Janeway et al.

Maybe a hint: type IV hypersensitivity or immunodeficiency (HIV)
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Postby Keswison » Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:37 pm

I would do HIV. When HIV becomes activated it severly affects the immune system as it attacks the helper T cells which allows the immune response to occur if a foreign antigen enters the body!
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Postby sdekivit » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:05 pm

Keswison wrote:I would do HIV. When HIV becomes activated it severly affects the immune system as it attacks the helper T cells which allows the immune response to occur if a foreign antigen enters the body!


what type of helper T-cells, CD8+ or CD4+ ? --> what immune system is absent: the humoral or the cellular. :wink:

another hot theme is the autoimmunity and tolerance of the immunesystem ( with the type IV hypersensitivity) or the organ transplants with the graft-versus-host reaction (also type IV hypersensitivity)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:24 am

@sdekivit: You mentioned all interesing topics, I have nothing more to say :twisted: :lol:

Interesting diseases for me, which always bring "hot" discussion:
- AIDS
- lupus
- asthma
- persistent eczema

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Postby sdekivit » Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:12 pm

systemic lupus erythematosus :twisted: THE example for type III hypersensitivity.

Why didn't i mention any type II hypersensitivity :oops: --> Graves' disease or myasthenia gravis 8)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:12 pm

sdekivit wrote:Why didn't i mention any type II hypersensitivity :oops: --> Graves' disease or myasthenia gravis 8)

Me either :oops: :oops: :oops: :lol:
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