IMMUNOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Stampa
Enrollment year
2019/2020
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
MED/04 (GENERAL PATHOLOGY)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (01/03/2022 - 14/06/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
60 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN TEST
Teacher
SAVIO MONICA (titolare) - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
=Good knowledge of cytology, histology, anatomy, biochemistry and physiology would be necessary for the study of Immunology.
Learning outcomes
Immunology address the general biological processes responsible for resistance against disease. These processes operate at the organ, tissue, cellular and molecular levels and the teaching of Immunology aims to provide the student with the basic knowledge of the defense mechanisms.
The course will be completed with laboratory experiences for the learning of commonly used techniques in Immunology.
Course contents
Introduction to the immune system, cells involved in the immune response, the lymphoid system, adaptative and innate immunity. Innate immunnity: the inflammation. Acute and chronic inflammation. The wound healing. Chemical mediators and cytokines.
Immune response: recognition of antigen, antibodies and antigens, the Major Hystocompatibility Complex (MHC). Antigen recognition, cell cooperation in the antibody response. Blood groups and transfusions.
Immunological techniques: Antigen-antibody interactions. Quantitation of antigen by immunoassays (ELISA). Precipitation, agglutination and lysis reactions. Western Blotting, Flow cytometry, Immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry.
Teaching methods
Lectures and laboratory experiences.
Reccomended or required readings
Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman - Le basi dell’immunologia - Fisiopatologia del sistema
immunitario. Elsiever.

Elena Quaglino, Federica Cavallo, Guido Forni LE DIFESE IMMUNITARIE, PICCIN

Peter Parham - Il sistema immunitario. Edises

G.M. Pontieri - Elementi di Patologia generale. Piccin.

Notes of the lessons and material provided by the teacher.
Assessment methods
Written exam on the frontal teaching part, supplemented by exercises on the laboratory part
Further information
The course will be integrated with educational seminars