Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. TEK153 overlap following cours/es: EXTN40. Optional for: N4. Course coordinator: Björn Weström,, Inst f cell- och organismbiologi. Prerequisites: TEK285, TEK295, TEK015, TEK287, TEK017. The number of participants is limited to 2 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Home page:

Immunological methods: Immunoprecipitation in gel, qualitative and quantitative methods; immunoblotting; radio/enzymoimmuno-assay; immunohistology; immunization, isolation and characterisation/identification of antibodies; immune cell activation and detection, anaphylactic hypersensitivity and skin testing; detection of antigens in food-stuffs.

Immunochemistry: Immunoglobulin structure and function, transplant antigens (MHC proteins), antigen-antibody interactions, immunogenetics, the complement system.

Cellular immunology: Lymphoid cells and organs, cell differentiation, activation and interaction, effector cells, cytokines, immunoregulation.

Immunobiology: Immunity to infection, inflammation, immune disease, ontogeny and phylogeny of the immune system.

According to a reading list determined by the department. This list will be available at least five weeks before the start of the course.