Study Guide for Immune Test #1

Immune System Study Guide

Innate Immune System

  1. You should be prepared to describe the Inflammation Response and the cells involved.
  2. You should be prepared to describe the role of the “Innate Immune System” (non-specific). This should include what happens when there is an infection, the role of Mast and Dendritic Cells on through to the migration of the granulocytes to the point of infection. You should be prepared to describe the role of Macrophages, and Natural Killer Cells as well.
  3. You should be prepared to list the cells that release heparin and histamines and what affect of those two chemicals have on the point of infection.
  4. You should be able to identify the two cells we covered that engulf substances through phagocytosis.
  5. You should be prepare to identify the primary cell that crosses over from the Innate immune system through circulatory and lymphatic system to trigger the Adaptive Immune System.
  6. You should know the two categories/branches that make up the Adaptive Immune System and generally what each branch does.
  7. You should know at least three out of four of the pathogen categories.
  8. Be prepared to list at least four effects of Interleukins.
  9. You should be prepared to express where memory cells within our immune system come from.

Resources available to you include your blue book, your notes, your cell phones and a laptop. Please note that often times our laptops have problems logging on, getting on line, etc. Do not count on the laptop. If it works it works, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t, your other resources should suffice.


Other resources include:

The questions you completed about the Innate and Adaptive Immune system on the GHA webpage.

The following links:


Salmonella Story



The Flu Story