TAQ 5

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Suedaki
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TAQ 5

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Hi

I'm wondering if someone can point me in the right direction when referring to the 'mechanics' of immunity. So far I'm reading about physical barriers etc for innate, so skin, enzymes, blood, lymph fluid? And for acquired this would be vaccination? Is this right or am I completely on the wrong track?

Also the assessment criteria for 4.1 and 4.2 are both the same, they are not divided for each so it's hard to tell what is required when aiming for distinction as some thing are referring to the essay of TAQ 4. Any pointers would be appreciated

Thanks

Robin Greenwood

Re: TAQ 5

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Hiya

Immunisation is part of acquired and I'd just be thinking in terms of the specific elements it definitely falls into that category since really it's also pathogens that the body has been exposed to and so developed immunity, which of course immunisation takes advantage of

The innate system has the physical elements such as skin, there's also the complement system and phagocytes that are non specific and so part of the innate system

Mainly the advice for completion was focused on the essay for 3.1 and 4.1 which are the larger assessment of the two discussing the specific and non specific systems since the table is much more of a 'short answer' question

I hope this helps

Robin

Suedaki
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Re: TAQ 5

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Hi robin

Thanks for the reply

For acquired would listing the elements be ok, such as t cells, b cells, antibodies, cytokines?
Then Innate would be skin, enzymes etc......

It's mainly with reference to the acquired system that i'm struggling with. If it's not the above that I mentioned, I really don't know what the mechanics can be?

Also, with reference to passive and active, for similarities I noticed in a previous question someone asked this question and were told to look into the role of t and b cells, which I have done but can't find anything by means of 'similarities'......have I missed something?

Thanks for the help

Robin Greenwood

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Post by Robin Greenwood »

Hiya

I'd focus on similarities and differences between the different types for each so i'd not really do a list but I'd keep it brief for the word count. If you can't find similarities then I'd just say none.

As mentioned the acquired is the T and B cell system so I'd say how that's different from the other, there's a good reference here

http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/ ... unity.html

and

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-active-immunity.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_immunity

but of course I'd just use these as a starting point, but we're not expecting an essay for this one, just some brief points


I hope this helps

Robin

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