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Characters of the Immune System


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Components of the immune system

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Characters of the Immune System

  1. 1. Characters of the Immune System
  2. 2. The Enemy Invader <ul><li>Usually a bacteria or virus. </li></ul><ul><li>Comes in many different forms and attacks the body </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Macrophage <ul><li>Body's Radar </li></ul><ul><li>Type of cell normally present in the blood </li></ul><ul><li>Detects the enemy </li></ul>
  4. 4. The T-Helper Cell <ul><li>Communication Link </li></ul><ul><li>Between the body's macrophages and b-cells </li></ul>
  5. 5. The B-Cell <ul><li>The War Factory </li></ul><ul><li>Produces antibodies custom tailored for the type of enemy antigen </li></ul>
  6. 6. Antibodies <ul><li>Antigen Busters </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to seek and destroy the specific enemy antigen </li></ul>
  7. 7. Complement <ul><li>Support Troops </li></ul><ul><li>Assists the antibodies to neutralize the enemy antigen </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>When antibodies and complement attack the antigen, an immune complex is formed. </li></ul>Immune Complex
  9. 9. Polymorph <ul><li>Disposal Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Detects the immune complexes and removes them </li></ul>
  10. 10. T-Suppressor Cell <ul><li>Another Communication Link </li></ul><ul><li>Signals to the b-cell to stop making antibodies once the antigen has been destroyed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Normal Body's Immune System