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Inflammo-and -Immunopharmaclology: Course Outline (923)

This course focuses on inflammatory and auto-immune disorders that limit movement and function. These include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjorgen Syndrome and multiple sclerosis.

Course Outline

1. Autocoids

  • Histamine
  • Prostaglandins
  • Serotonin
  • Bradykinins
  • Analgesic and anti-inflammatory agents
  • (NSAIDS narcotics)
  • Antipyretics drugs
  • Corticosteroids

2.The immune response to bacterial infection

3.Overview

  • Bacterial pathogen and host defenses
  • Epithelial barriers and defenses against infection
  • Evasion of epithelial defenses by pathogenic bacteria
  • Sepsis syndrome
  • Bacterial endotoxin
  • Sepsis syndrome
  • Bacterial super antigen

4.The immune response to viral infection

5.Overview

  • Viral infections and innate strategies against viruses
  • Subversion of immune mechanisms by viruses
  • Tropism of  human immunodeficiency virus
  • AIDS  Progression and immune control of HIV

6.Influenza virus

7.Antigenic Shift and drift influenza virus

  • Innate and adaptive
  • Immunosuppressants 

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