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Lesson 5.1 – The Thomas Crown Affair – how does your immune system recognize a threat?

Thus far the immune system has been described as a series of barriers that protect the host from microbes. In this unit the students will explore the immune response that takes place when a microbe enters the sterile environment of the host. In order to understand the immune response in action, it is important to become familiar with its parts. The lessons aim to do this by deconstructing the main layers of the immune response. This lesson is intended to give students the opportunity to reflect of the structures / barriers of the immune system that they have learned. It also poses the question: So, what happens when a microbe enters the host? The concepts of humoral and cellular immunity will then be introduced.

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