PřF:Bi8250 Dev. and Comp. Immunology - Course Information
Bi8250 Developmental and Comparative ImmunologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- doc. RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D.
- Thu 9:00–10:50 BR4
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Bi5220 Immunology
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- Lectures will link to the course of immunology, which is based on general principles if immune responses with emphasis on human immune system mainly. Lectures from developmental and comparative immunology will be foccused on evolution, anatomy and function of invertebtate and vertebrate immune system (except mammals). All parameters will be compared with mammals immune system, the emphasis will be on differencies and specifics between these systems. Each group of animals developed several effective immune responses, which are based on non-self recognition mainly (innate immunity) and by evolutionary more developed animals by immunilogical memmory (adaptive immunity). Lectures will start by general overview of immune reactions and will follow with Porifera (Sponges), where we can firstly use the term immunity (graft rejection). In the rest of lectures will be discussed evolutionary higher organisms till Mammalia (Mammals).
- 1. Introduction, defence mechanisms of organisms 2. Invertebrate immunology - evolutionary diagram of immune reactions 3. Porifera and Cnidaria (Diblastistica), Nemathelmintes, Nemertea 4. Sipunculida, Annelida, Mollusca 5. Antennata (mainly Insecta) 6. Urochordata, Echinodermata, Cephalochordata 7. Vertebrate immunology evolutionary diagram of immune reactions 8. Fish (Pisces) immunity 9. Amphibian (Amphibia) immunity 10. Reptiles (Reptilia) immunity 11. Birds (Aves) immunity 12. Comparison with mammals immune system
- Turner R. J.: Immunology: A Comparative Approach, John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1994.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.