There are a couple of major antibodies that do not

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Unformatted text preview: the components were discovered. There is another pathway (the alternative)- the components have different letter. When you generate fragments by the cleavage of these components E.g. C3 C3a C3b There are two steps along the pathway that are major amplification events. These are convertases. These are C3 and C5 convertases. The fragments of C2 were the reverse of all the fragments. What can antibodies do and what can’t they do? Where does complement function and where can’t it function? Why is this important? What classes of antibody active complement and Why There are 5 different types of antibody, only 2 of which can activate the cascade. These are IGM, and IGG. Notice that the antibody that predominates in the primary interaction with the antigen has a strong principal complement a...
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