Immunity & Hypersensitivity


Immunity & Hypersensitivity

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 109%
Ease of Revision 9 / 10

But if you combine the immunology questions in Micro, Physiology etc, we are looking at almost 12 marks, from this Chapter.

Question Pattern

This Chapter has significant overlap with Chapter on Immunity in Microbiology.

Focus on the various type of receptors mentioned in this Chapter. That’s present only in Robbins, not in Ananthanarayanan / Panicker.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Arthus reaction
  • Maximum duration for TRALI to occur after blood transfusion
  • NK cells Overview
  • Toll-Like Receptors
  • Lymphocyte recirculation
  • ADCC
  • Cytotoxic T-cells and NK cells – function
  • MHC class III genes encode
  • MHC class II Overview
  • HLA associated diseases
  • Antigen-presenting cells
  • B-cell receptor complex
  • Anaphylactoid reaction
  • HLA genes – Chromosome
  • B-cells are induced to produce IgE by
  • Basophils are activated by
  • Papain – Overview

Suggested Revision

  • HLA typing – Overview
  • B lymphocytes – Location & Function
  • Innate and Adaptive Immunity
  • Role of Macrophages
  • Types & Examples of Hypersensitivity Reactions
  • Various receptor types (NOD- Like, C-type, Mannose, RIG-like etc)
  • Components of innate immunity
  • T Helper cells – Types and Overview

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