Phagocytosis - o named for binding specificity for antibody...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Phagocytosis “cell eating” occurs only in specialized cells macrophages, dendritic cells and neutrophils capture and destroy pathogens and particulate antigens essential component of the innate immune response Fc- and complement-receptor mediated phagocytosis
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o named for binding specificity for antibody tail region called Fc (Fragment, crystallizable) clearance of apoptotic bodies ( MH- some bacteria "hijack" this process in non-phagocytic cells to enter and infect them)...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1105 at Broward College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online