A Level Biology Revision Lesson 80: Antibodies.

Task 1. Check Where this Lesson fits into your Exam Specification!

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★ AQA A Level Biology Specification Reference: - 3.2.4 Cell recognition and the immune system. Definition of antibody. Antibody structure. The formation of an antigen-antibody complex, leading to the destruction of the antigen, limited to agglutination and phagocytosis of bacterial cells.

 

★ CIE A Level Biology Specification Reference: - 11 Immunity: An understanding of the immune system shows how cells and molecules function together to protect the body against infectious diseases and how the body is protected from further infection by the same pathogen. Relate the molecular structure of antibodies to their functions.

 

★ Edexcel A Level Biology (Biology A – Salters-Nuffield) Specification Reference: - Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics. 6.7 Understand the non-specific responses of the body to infection, including inflammation, lysozyme action, interferon, and phagocytosis. 6.8 Understand the roles of antigens and antibodies in the body’s immune response. 6.9 Understand the differences between the roles of B cells (B memory and B effector cells) and T cells (T helper, T killer and T memory cells) in the body’s immune response.

★ Edexcel A Level Biology (Biology B) Specification Reference: - Topic 6: Microbiology and Pathogens. 6.2 Bacteria as pathogens i Understand that bacteria can be agents of infection, invading and destroying host tissues and producing toxins. 6.7 Response to infection: ii Understand the development of the humoral immune response, including the role of: Antigen presenting T cells, T helper cells and cytokines. Antibodies. iii Understand the development of the cell-mediated immune response including the role of: Antigen presenting cells T helper cells and T killer cells.

 

★ OCR A Level Biology (Biology A) Specification Reference: - 4.1 Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system. The structure and general functions of antibodies - To include the general protein structure of an antibody molecule. An outline of the action of opsonins, agglutinins and anti-toxins.

 

★ OCR A Level Biology (Biology B) Specification Reference: - 3.2 Pathogens, immunity and disease control, 3.2.2 The immune system. The structure and general function(s) of antibodies. To include descriptions of antibody structure from diagrams AND an outline of the action of opsonins and agglutinins.

 

★ WJEC A Level Biology Specification Reference: - Immunology and Disease.  Learners should be able to demonstrate and apply their knowledge and understanding of: Antibody.

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