Non-Self Antigens, Self-Antigens, and Allergens is a part of the VCE Biology area of study ‘How do Cellular Processes Work?’ and subtopic ‘Responding to Antigens’. Non-self antigens are antigens which do not originate from the body. Self-antigens, by contrast, do some from within the body. Some of these include proteins and enzymes which cause an autoimmune response. Allergens are any antigen that cause an allergic response.
This post is a good introduction to the immune system.
What’s the Difference Between Self and Non-Self Antigens?
Watch this video to learn more!
How does the Body Respond to Antigens?
Watch this video for a brief introduction to the immune system responses.
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