This is a diagram I created to summarise the immune response, complete with friendly, loveable cartoon immune cells designed in an attempt to make what can be a very complicated and confusing subject seem a little less threatening. The students I taught the subject to loved the "cute" summary format and found immunology to be a much more approachable revision topic as a result!
Since this image has been so popular with all you lovely people, I have also written a comprehensive article on the immune response - complete with lots of illustrations - which is available here on Geeky Medics: http://geekymedics.com/2014/07/02/immune-response/
Enjoy and good luck!
When originally learning about the immune system I struggled to understand how the different components developed individually and worked together. I realised that a flowchart would be an excellent way to demonstrate this and was surprised to find that there wasn’t anything suitable on the internet that linked both the innate and adaptive systems.
I developed this flowchart based on information from lectures and several textbooks and disseminated it amongst students in multiple years. The diagram proved to be an excellent tool for revision and in developing a foundational understanding of the immune system.
Complement of the innate immune system forms a membrane attack complex against pathogens. The activated cascade is initiated from classic, alternative, or mannose binding lectin (MBL) pathways. Please SUBSCRIBE for new videos: more cool stuff coming as we get more users.
http://www.helphippo.com - for more video tutorials organized by topic/year.
Watch our immunology playlist at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIPkjUW-piR1ZGTqzyz--S3CnMhSiGOxF
http://www.handwrittentutorials.com - This is the first video on Complement. This tutorial gives an overview of compliment while the following tutorials fill in the detail. For more entirely FREE tutorials and accompanying PDFs visit http://www.handwrittentutorials.com
http://www.handwrittentutorials.com - This tutorial looks at the Classical and MBL pathways of the Compliment cascade. It follows the tutorial 'Complement 2 - Alternative Pathway'. For more entirely FREE tutorials and accompanying PDFs visit http://www.handwrittentutorials.com