Don't lose your points!
Sign up and save them.
+
Organ Transplant

Organ Transplant

Rating:
Rating
(0)
Author: Nathan Lampson
Description:

This lesson will investigate why a persons body might either accept or reject a transplanted tissue or organ.

(more)
See More
Fast, Free College Credit

Developing Effective Teams

Let's Ride
*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

28 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

281 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 25 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial
Terms to Know
Cytotoxic T Cells

Cytotoxic T cells directly carry out the attack on bad, infected or defective cells during adaptive immunity. They attack by secreting proteins that puncture the cell membrane, and then they release lytic enzymes into the cell that cause its internal destruction. This process will eventually induce apoptosis of the damaged cell.

MHC Markers

Cellular markers that play an important role in mediating white blood cell activity. There are many variants of the MHC, and matching the MHCs of organ donor and recipient is an important measure in preventing organ transplant rejection.