Microbiology

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19. Innate Immunity

Effects of the Complement System

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Effects of the Complement System

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1) Opsonization

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A pathogenic bacterium that is able to avoid binding with the complement protein C3b would most likely protect itself from which of the following immune responses?

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2) Cell Lysis of Invading Microbes

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The complement system can lead to the removal or destruction of invading microbes and the inflammatory response. Which immune response of the complement system is not effective against gram-positive (+) pathogenic bacteria?

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How do membrane attack complexes cause cell lysis of invading microbes?

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3) Inflammatory Response

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Which of the following cellular responses does not occur due to the inflammatory response?

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The main complement proteins involved in the inflammatory response of the immune system are?