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The removal of plasmids reduces virulence in which of the following organisms?
All of hte following can occur during bacterial infection. Which would prevent all of the others?
destruction of adhesins
The ID50 for Campylobacter sp. is 500 cells; the ID50 for Cryptosporidium sp. is 100 cells. Which of the following statements is true?
crptosporidium is more virulent than Campylobacter
The earliest smallpox vaccines were infected tissue rubbed into the skin of a healthy person. The recipient of such a vaccine usually developed a mild case of smallpox, recovered, and was immune thereafter. the most likely reason this vaccine did not kill more people is:
Skin is the wrong portal of entry for smallpox
Which of the following does not represent the same mechanism for avoiding host defenses as the others?
Surface protein genes in Neisseria gonorrhoeae mutate frequently
Which of the following statements is true?
A successful pathogen doesn't kill its host before it is transmitted
chlamydia can prevent the formation of phagolysosomes, and therefore Chlamydia can
avoid being digested
If the following are placed in the order of occurrence, which would be the third step?
Formation of a phagosome
If the following are placed in teh order of occurence, which would be the third step?
Activation of C3
In 1884, Eli Metchnikoff observed blood cells collected around a splinter inserted in a sea star embryo. this was the discovery of
Heliobacter pylori uses the enzyme urease to counteract a chemical defense in the human organ in which it lives. This chemical defense is
The type of protection provided by the injection of diphtheria toxoid.
naturally acquired passive immunity
The type of protection provided by teh injection of antirabies serum
artificially acquired active immunity
Put the following in the correct sequence to elicit an antibody response: 1) TH cell recognizes B cell; 2) APC contacts antigen; 3) antigen fragment goes to surface of APC; 4) TH recognizes antigen digest adn MHC; 5) B cell proliferates
A kidney-transplant patient experienced a cytotoxic rejection of his new kidney. Place the following in order for that rejection: 1) apoptosis occurs; 2) CD8 becomes CTL 3) granzymes released; 4) MHC class I activates CD8; 5) perforin released.
Patients with Chediak-Higashi syndrome suffer from various types of cancer. These patients are most likely lacking which of the following:
Desensitization to prevent an allergic response can be accomplished by injecting small, repeated doses of
the antigen (allergen)
In vitro, recipient serum type B will agglutinate donor cells type A: while in vivo, recipeint serum type B will lyse donor cells type A. The in vivo response is due to
cytotoxic autoimmunity differs from immune complex autoimmunity in that cytotoxic reactions
do not involve complement.
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