Comprehensive survey of molecular, genetic, and cellular aspects of the immune system. Topics include innate and adaptive immunity; cells and organs of the immune system; hematopoiesis; immunoglobulin, T cell receptor, and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins and genes; development and functions of B and T lymphocytes; immune responses to infections and tumors; hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiencies. Particular attention to the development and function of the immune system as a whole, as studied by modern methods and techniques. Students taking graduate version explore the subject in greater depth, including study of recent primary literature.
This class has 7.06 as a prerequisite.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 2-190.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
You can find more information at the MIT Department of Biology: 7.23 General Immunology site or on the 7.23 Stellar site.
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