VCE Together Year 12 Biology: Non-Self Antigens, Self-Antigens, and Allergens

Biology

Back to other subjects

Non-Self Antigens, Self-Antigens, and Allergens

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.

 

Looking for more resources? Check out more of our VCE Biology resources here!

45,861 students have a head start...

Get exclusive VCE content & advice from our team of experts delivered weekly to your inbox!

Here’s how we help...

Holistic K-12 Tutoring

Attend our master-class workshops on how to ace your essays, assessments and exams!

Comprehensive Workshops

Attend our master-class workshops on how to ace your essays, assessments and exams!

AOS asset - Rocket

Study, Uni, Career Mentoring

Attend our master-class workshops on how to ace your essays, assessments and exams!

Senior School Workshops

Attend our master-class workshops on how to ace your essays, assessments and exams!

45,861 students have a head start...

Get exclusive study content & advice from our team of experts delivered weekly to your inbox!

AOS Website Asset 2

Looking for Academic Support?

Discover how we can help you!

AOS Website Asset 1