Sri Ram .P Date: 11/25/03 Course: Scientific Discovery Instructor: Dr. A. Vankley. Cell Mediated Immunity. “Discoveries concerning the specificities of Cell Mediated Immune defenses and their implications ”. Immunity?. Foreign Invaders. Self Markers. Markers of Non-Self.
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Sri Ram .PDate: 11/25/03Course: Scientific Discovery
Instructor: Dr. A. Vankley
“Discoveries concerning the specificities of Cell Mediated Immune defenses and their implications ”
Natural Killer cells , Phagocytes and Granulocytes
In 1960-70s immunology was attempted to be understood in terms of infectious diseases. It was then Largely pre-occupied with antibody and T-cell responses against foreign protein antigens or chemically defined small molecules called haptens.
As peptides from viruses, bacteria and parasites are presented to the MHC class 1 or 2 molecules it was suggested that instead of live potentially harmful peptides could possibly be used as vaccines to induce T- cell responses.
Thus the combined efforts of doctors, immunologists, geneticists, virologists, microbiologists, etc helped us reveal the recognition of viral infected cells by T cells.
Giving insight into immunological specificity and memory and help understand immunological disease pathogenesis.
1. Zinkernagel RM, Doherty PC. Restriction of in vitro T cell-mediated cytotoxicity in lymphocytic choriomeningitis within a syngenic and semiallogeneic system. Nature 248, 701- 702, 1974. 2. Zinkernagel RM, Doherty PC. Immunological surveillance against altered self components by sensitised T lymphocytes in lymphocytic choriomeningitis. Nature 251, 547-548, 1974. 3. Doherty PC, Zinkernagel RM. A biological role for the major histocompatibility antigens. Lancet, 1406-1409, 1975. 4. Zinkernagel RM, Doherty PC. MHC restricted cytotoxic T cells: Studies on the biological role of polymorphic major transplantation antigens determining T cell restriction specificity. Advances in Immunology 27, 51-177, 1979.