Immunity Cards

Courtesy of Reg from Li. Great job! 😀


Important dates and announcements

  • Oct 3/4 – Immune System Presentations
  • Oct 13/14 – Looong Test (from Vertebrate Circulation til the Immune System)
  • Oct 15 – Mythbusters Project Submission (upload and send me the links :D)
Our bonus recitation activity for the Immune System is to play Pandemic 2 and Bacteria Tower Defense and send me screencaps of your wins. You get +3 each. These are both in the PSHS graylist.

Immune System Team Activity


(one team is composed of 2 or 4 lab groups, details in the Downloads section)

  1. Create a 5-10 minute presentation that will satisfactorily explain the assigned concepts by relating these with a non-biological defense scenario (computer games, fantasy/real wars, etc.).
  2. This may take any form except for straight-out reporting. You can use storytelling, comic strips, skits, and games. You may involve the whole class in your presentation.
  3. Presentations will be done on the last meeting of next week (or during a make-up period if your last meeting falls on Sept 30). Prepare a five-question quiz and submit it on the day of the presentation.
  4. This will be graded according to the following rubric: content and accuracy – 20 points, creativity – 6 points, groupwork – 4 points for a total of 30 points of your class activities grade.

Some links that may serve as inspiration:

An Overview of the Immune System

Cs2012’s 1st Line of Defense Presentation

Continue reading


To prepare for our next topic (Immunity), please work on the activity given below. You can download it in doc format here. Read the handout and meet with your teammates to decide on how you are going to present the topics given.

You will be presenting this on the last meeting this week, Thursday for K, Friday for Li and Sr. You may need to read the section on immunity in Campbell to help you explain the concepts better. Groups 9 and 10 are assigned to the First Line of Defense, Groups 1-4 to the Second Line of Defense, and Groups 5-8 to the Third Line of Defense.

Watch the youtube video for inspiration ;).

You may also download the Immune System Presentation by clicking here and view it through slideshare below.

Bio Bingo Questions (for review)

This might help you review the many terms associated with our lessons. Though mostly multiple choice, the exam is not simply about recognizing terms but analysis as well. Good luck and God bless to all!

Human circulation

Average life span of a typical erythrocyte

Vessel carrying O2-rich blood from the left ventricle

Structure preventing backflow to the left ventricle

Condition caused by hardened calcium plaques in arteries

Vessels experiencing the highest blood velocities

Instrument that measures blood pressure

Main vein that collects blood from the upper part of the body

Contraction of cardiac muscles

right atrium –> —-  –> right ventricle

Chamber receiving blood from the inferior vena cava

Relaxation of cardiac muscles

Net-like protein forming the fabric of a blood clot

Blockage of coronary arteries leading to death of cardiac tissue

Conduct electrical signals to left and right ventricles

Chamber receiving blood from the pulmonary vein

Sound made when blood recoils against AV valves

Liquid portion of the blood

Blood cell fragments that play a role in clotting

Muscle rings that contract to prevent blood from supplying a specific organ

Only artery that carries O2-poor blood

Stretching of arteries as an effect of heartbeat

Part of EKG that signifies the start of atrial contraction

Part of EKG that signifies the start of ventricular contraction

Pacemaker of the heart

Structures that help blood flow through veins

Vessels with the largest total cross-sectional area

Vessels experiencing the lowest blood pressures

left atrium –> ___ –> left ventricle

Force exerted by blood on the walls of vessels

Heart rate x stroke volume


Cellular respiration process that occurs in the mitochondria

Plants able to photosynthesize even when stomates are closed

Photosynthesis reaction that produces sugar

Adaptation in fish gills that maximize gas exchange

Opening to tracheal system of insects found at sides of the abdomen

Conversion of a glucose molecule to 2 3C molecules in the cytoplasm of cells

Opening to the larynx composed of vocal cords and the space between

Movement of the O2 dissociation curve to the right in response to change in blood pH

Characteristic of hemoglobin that maximizes the # of O2 molecules bound to/released by it

Breathing control center of brain in charge of setting the rhythm of breathing

Maximum volume inhaled and exhaled during forced breathing

Chamber where air is sampled for odors, moistened, and filtered

Type of lung ventilation in reptiles and mammals

Unidirectional tubes in bird lungs

A by-product of anaerobic respiration

Projections from bird lungs that act as bellows

Thin-walled grapelike structures in human lungs

Graph showing O2 saturation of hemoglobin vs PO2

Attraction of hemoglobin to O2 molecules

Sheetlike muscle underlying human lungs

Respiratory pigment found in muscles

Most of CO2 in the blood occurs in this form

Air inhaled and exhaled with each normal breath

Main respiratory pigment in humans

Main respiratory pigment of molluscs

Type of ventilation in which air is forced into the lungs

Air left in the alveoli after forced exhalation

Y-shaped vocal organ of birds

Large organ that can temporarily store red-blood cells in seals

Tube of the respiratory tract reinforced with cartilage rings


Another name for antibodies

Reaction that is part of the second line of defense

Cell that directly produces anitibodies

Leukocyte can attack parasitic worms

Enzyme found in tears

Big eaters of the immune system that play roles in both 2nd and 3rd lines of defense

Process by which binding of an antigen to a lymphocyte’s receptor drives the creation of clones

Proteins produced by virus-infected cells that prevent other body cells from being infected

Any cell that can phagocytize a pathogen and display its antigens on its surface

Set of genes that code for self-proteins that play a role in presenting antigens

Body creates antibodies to the pathogen (type of immunity)

Any nonself molecule

Cells in connective tissue that release histamine

Programmed cell death caused NK cells

Type of acquired immunity that leads to the lysis of infected cells

Lymphocyte that can be stimulated by presence of intact antigens in bloodstream

Protein that causes fevers during infections

Lymphocyte that stimulates both B cells and cytotoxic T cells

Protein that causes dilation and increased permeability of blood vessels

Type of acquired immunity driven by B cells

Type of immunity that results from transfer of antibodies from one individual to another

Immune response to the first exposure to an antigen

Vaccines created with attenuated viruses are examples of this kind of immunity

Epithelial cells and their secretions part of this kind of immunity

Rapid and more effective immune response caused by subsequent exposure to antibodies

Type of self molecule produced by nucleated cells of the body

Type of self molecule produced by dendritic cells, macrophages, and B cells

Most common type of phagocytic leukocyte

20-30 blood proteins that can cause cells to lyse

Cell that produces perforins causing infected body cells to lyse

LT2 pointers and review resources

  1. Vertebrate respiration and breathing
  2. Control centers that regulate breathing
  3. Gas exchange and pressure gradients
  4. Respiratory pigments
  5. Adaptations of deep-diving mammals
  6. Pathogens and disease
  7. Three major lines of defense
  8. Specific vs. non-specific immunity
  9. Active and passive immunity
  10. Artificial and natural immunity

Presentations can be downloaded from earlier posts.

Other resources:

  1. Cell-mediated immunity (swf)
  2. Humoral immunity (swf)
  3. Antibody action (wmv)