Antigens

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What are antigens?
Molecules in which can generate an immune response when detected by the body
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Where are antigens usually found?
Surface of cells
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What is a ''foreign'' antigen?
Antigens which are not usually found inside the body.
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What is a pathogen?
Organisms in which cause disease.
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Give an example of a pathogen.
EITHER : bacteria, viruses or fungi.
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What part of the pathogen helps the body to create an immune response?
The foreign antigen located on the surface of the pathogen.
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How does the body recognise a toxin?
They are antigens.
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How are some toxins produced?
By bacteria
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Why is a blood transfusion dangerous if drugs to suppress the immune system are not taken?
The person who is for example ''donating blood'' will have slightly different antigens to you and therefore will be recognized by the body as foreign and an immune response will be created and it could result in the blood being rejected?
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Surface of cells

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