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Protein 1 CheckPoint: Protein Article Search SCI/241
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Protein 2 Proteins are made of amino acids and are a very integral part of the human body immune system. The complement system provides an innate defense against invading organisms and potentially harmful apoptotic cells (dying cells that may cause infection or inflammation). The complement system is a defense mechanism that can be extremely harmful if not regulated. Protein steps in as a regulatory presence and binds with vitamins to regulate the attack on bad cells. Protein is essential in the anticoagulant system and is vital to the survival of the human body. Although there are many functions proteins play in the immune system, the focus here is on the complement system. The complement system secures invading targets while protein binds to them and destroys the bacteria or virus. According to Webb (2002), “Complement is an explosive system, potentially lethal also to the cells of the body. It therefore needs to be kept under strict regulatory control.” (p. 21). The immune system is reliant on protein for attacking
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Unformatted text preview: invading particles and also regulating the systems function. Protein deficiencies can cause the complement system to avoid protection of recurrent infections and add to immune complex diseases. The binding of proteins in the complement system play a major role in the immune system. Protecting the body by fighting off invading bacteria and virus, regulating affects on attacking dying cells, and preventing blood clots in the system are necessary uses of protein in the immune system. Protein 3 Reference Webb, J. (2002). Studies on the interaction between vitamin K-dependent protein S and complement regulator C4b-binding protein: localization of binding sites and identification of a possible function of the complex. Scandinavian Journal of Clinic & Laboratory Investigation, 6219-28. doi:10.1080/003655102762377457. Retrieved November 3, 2010, from http://searchebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9048558&site= ehost-live...
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