Lecture_16_Objectives

Lecture_16_Objectives - Lecture 16 Objectives At the...

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Lecture 16 Objectives At the completion of the lecture and the assigned reading, the student should be able to: 1) Define the following terms [including what cell(s) the term applies to, as appropriate]: C’ – soluble proteins produced primarily by the liver Opsonin – C’ frag can directly activate phagocyte uptake of C’ - coated material via C’ receptors trigger resp burst and pathogen killing/digestion anaphylatoxin- C’ frags diffuse away and act as inflammatory mediators chemoattractant- C’ frags attract immune cells to sites of inflammation by creating a gradient vasoactive – increase inflammation CR#- 2) Explain what is meant by the following statement: “Complement works in a cascade fashion that amplifies as it proceeds”. 3) List the major advantage that complement has compared to antibody in tagging pathogens for disposal. 4) List and define the 4 main functions that the complement proteins can perform for the immune system. Opsonins
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