Compliment

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Year 2 Flashcards on Compliment, created by gina_evans0312 on 02/09/2014.

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Zymogens Inactivated enzymes
Protease Cleaving Cascade A series of compliment proteins- cleaving each part creates a working part, and a protease for the next protein in the series
Activating the Compliment System- Classical Pathway Ab-Ag interaction
Activating the Compliment System- Alternative Pathway Compliment binds directly to pathogen
Activating the Compliment System- MB-Lecithin Pathway A mannose binding lecithin particle binds directly to pathogen surface
3 Main Effects of Compliment System Promotes formation of pore on pathogen/marks pathogens, making them visible/inflammation
Opsonisation The coating of the pathogen by protein to make them visible to phagocytes
MAC (Membrane Attached Complex) A series of compliment factors that form pores in the pathogen wall, causing cell leakage and apoptosis
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