Cellular and Molecular Immunology

The final stage of apoptosis.

When a cell undergoes apoptosis, white blood cells called macrophages consume cell debris. (Image from U.S. National Library of Medicine.)


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Fall 2005



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This course covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation, including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors.


Frederick W. Alt

Marcus Altfeld

Paul Anderson

Jon C. Aster

Hugh Auchincloss

Steven P. Balk

Samuel M. Behar

Richard S. Blumberg

Francisco Bonilla

Bobby Cherayil

Benjamin Davis

David Hafler

Nir Harcohen

Bruce Horwitz

David M. Lee

Andrew Lichtman

Diane Mathis

Richard Mitchell

Hidde Ploegh

Emmett Schmidt

Arlene Sharpe

Megan Sykes

Shannon Turley

Dale T. Umetsu

Ulrich von Andrian

Bruce Walker

Kai Wucherpfennig

Ramnik Xavier

Sarah Henrickson

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Shiv Pillai. HST.176 Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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