Immune defences against viruses

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Host defense against viruses:

• Primary: skin, mucosal membranes.

Innate Immunity:

• Interferons: INF-alpha and INF-beta; species specific; digest viral RNA and inhibits viral protein synthesis.

• Complement.

• NK cells.

Adaptive Immunity:

• Antibody.

• Lymphocyte-mediated response.

Additional Readings:

Basic Virology

1. Immune defences against viruses
2. Viral Hepatitis
3. DNA viruses
4. Positive-sense RNA viruses
5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
6. Negative sense RNA viruses
7. Double stranded RNA Viruses
8. Viruses associated with cancer
9. Generalized vs specialized transduction
10. Hepatitis serologic markers
11. Bacterial vs viral infections
12. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections and AIDS
13. Steps When Patient is Newly Diagnosed with HIV

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