Complement Components

Complement Components

Complement Components Complement refers to a set of serum proteins that cooperates with both the innate and the adaptive immune systems to eliminate blood and tissue pathogens. Complement components can be classified into seven functional categories: Initiator complement components: These proteins initiate their respective complement cascades by binding to particular soluble or membrane-bound molecules. Once … Read more Complement Components

Complement- Properties and Nomenclature

Complement- Properties and Nomenclature

Complement- Properties and Nomenclature Complement refers to a set of serum proteins that cooperates with both the innate and the adaptive immune systems to eliminate blood and tissue pathogens. Various complement components bind and opsonize bacteria, rendering them susceptible to receptor-mediated phagocytosis by macrophages, which express membrane receptors for complement proteins. Other complement proteins elicit … Read more Complement- Properties and Nomenclature

Non-Specific Immune Response

Non-Specific Immune Response

Defence mechanism refers to the ways in which the body protects itself from invasion of pathogenic organisms or other foreign materials such that it provides defence against their harmful effects. The defence mechanism employed may be achieved through either specific or non-specific mechanisms. Non-specific defence mechanisms are termed so as it offers resistance or protection … Read more Non-Specific Immune Response