15:475 IMMUNOLOGY (3)

Prerequisite: 15:282, or permission of Instructor. (15:370 is recommended )

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the immune system of the major classes of vertebrates with some reference to invertebrates. The focus is understanding the molecular basis of the immune response. Topics such as immunoglobulin structure and function, organization and expression of immunoglobulin genes, major histocompatibility complex, the T-cell receptor, cytokines and hypersensitive reactions are discussed. Lectures incorporate discussions of landmark experiments that have formed the theoretical framework of modern immunology.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 94:475 in the BU Course Transfer Database.