Dr. Anthony Cannella, Infectious Diseases Clinician and Associate Professor with the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Morsani College of Medicine, presents a primer on basic immunology for clinicians. Dr. Cannella begins by drawing a distinction between innate and adaptive immunity. He then discusses the complement cascade, antimicrobial peptides, PAMPS, and DAMPS. Next, Dr. Cannella reviews individual components of the immune system, including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, dendritic cells, and natural killer cells. Lastly, the remaining components of the immune system are covered, including B cells, immunoglobulins, and T cells and their function.
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