8.592 - HST.452J (Spring 2020)

Statistical Physics in Biology

Lecture 3

Introduction to Basic Immunology

  1. History
  2. The immune system of complex organisms is comprised of diverse organs and cells
  3. Cells of the innate immune system and their functions
  4. Cells of the adaptive immune system
  5. How T cells and B cells detect the presence of pathogens
  6. Activation of T cells and B cells and their effector functions
  7. T cells and B cells are self-tolerant

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