This is Part 2 of our two-part series on the immune system. In Part 2, we delve deeper into how we achieve immunity through maternal antibodies, vaccinations and general exposure to pathogens (the hygiene hypothesis). Antibodies are also an integral part of biological techniques such as ELISA, affinity chromatography and Western gels. We will discuss and review all of this material.
The Immune System, Part 2
At a glance
In experimental biology, antibodies have many different applications. Be able to connect your content knowledge with your experimental skills!
Active vs passive immunity
Biological techniques that involve antibodies
On the MCAT
The test is straightforward in how it handles the immune system. There are no trick questions and you can mostly rely on recall for system-specific questions.
But, aspects of the immune system, like antibodies, are often used in biochemical techniques. Also, vaccination and immunity have become hot topics.
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