Date of Award

5-1-2004

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Microbiology and Immunology

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Mary B. Brown

Second Advisor

John Fling

Third Advisor

Ming-Chi Wu

Abstract

Ivey, James A., The Characterization of T Cell Responses Along the Respiratory Tract. Masters (Immunology). May, 2004. 63 pages. 2 tables, 10 figures. 55 titles. This research converged on T cell responses to respiratory agents, tobacco smoke and allergens in humans, and T cell responses to an extracellular bacterium, M. bovis, in calves. In the first chapter, we will discuss the basic functions of the immune system. In the second chapter, we will discuss the basic functions of the immune system. In the second chapter, we characterized the impact of tobacco smoke on T cell responses in atopic smokers and atopic nonsmokers. The results were inconclusive and the study was postponed until the proper allergens were found. We also characterized the T cell responses of calves infected with Mycoplasma bovis in the third chapter. The results showed an increase in T lymphocytes in the upper respiratory tract of infected calves, which correlated with sites of infection.

Comments

Ivey, James A., The Characterization of T Cell Responses Along the Respiratory Tract. Masters (Immunology). May, 2004. 63 pages. 2 tables, 10 figures. 55 titles. W 4.5 I95C 2004

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