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Mission Immunity (a 3D, 5-page activity, from the Rover project)

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Overview and Learning Objectives

In this activity a user acts like the body’s immune system, finding MHC proteins on the surface of a cell and checking to see if the attached peptides are “self” or from a foreign invader like a virus ("non-self").

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Central Concepts

Key Concept:

Additional Related Concepts

Molecular Biology

  • Recognition

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Textbook References

  • Biology: Concepts and Connections (Pearson) 5th Edition - Chapter 24: The Immune System
  • Biology: The Dynamics of Life - Chapter 39: Immunity from Disease

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Benchmarks and Standards

NSES

  • Life Science: The Cell - 1 Cells have particular structures that underlie their functions (Full Text of Standard)

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These materials are based upon work supported
by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers
9980620, ESI-0242701, EIA-0219345, DUE-0402553, and 0628181.

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