Chapter 15
 Immune System - Outline
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I. Main components
II. Main functions for homeostasis
III. Unique characteristics
     A. Self-recognition
     B. Specificity
     C. Memory
IV. Development of the immune system
     A. Macrophages and Langerhans cells
     B. Thymus and T-cells
          1. HLA receptor formation
          2. Antigen-specific receptor formation
          3. Clonal selection and suppression
     C. B-cells
V. Immune responses
     A. Regulation of responses
     B. Processing and presentation
     C. T-cell participation
          1. T-cell specialization
          2. Helper T-cell activities
          3. Cytotoxic T-cell activities
          4. Delayed hypersensitivity T-cell activities
          5. Suppressor T-cell activities
     D. B-cell participation
          1. B-cell activation
          2. Antibodies
     E. Memory
          1. Secondary immune response
          2. Acquired active immunity
VI. Age changes
     A. Trends
     B. Developmental changes
          1. Macrophages and Langerhans cells
          2. Thymus and T-cells
          3. B-cells
     C. Immune responses
          1. Processing and presentation
          2. T-cell participation
          3. C-cell participation and antibodies
          4. Memory
     D. Consequences
     E. Minimizing consequences
VII. Abnormal and disease conditions - autoimmune diseases
     A. Bullous pemphigoid
     B. Rheumatic heart disease
     C. Multiple sclerosis
     D. Myasthenia gravis
     E. Regional enteritis
     F. Ulcerative colitis
     G. Grave's disease

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