Learning Objectives for "Early Induced Innate Immunity: D3. Cytokines"

After completing this section you should be able to perform the following objectives.


1*. Describe the following:

a. cytokines

b. chemokines

c. interferons

2. State what is meant by the phrase "Cytokines are pleiotropic, redundant, and multifunctional."

3. Name the two cytokines that are most important in stimulating acute inflammation.

4*. Describe specifically how type I interferons are able to block viral replication within an infected host cell.

(*) = Common theme throughout the course


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