Microcheck 155

Toll-like receptors enable cells to detect molecules that signify the presence of a microbe. Complement proteins can be activated by three mechanisms, leading to opsonization, lysis of foreign cells, and inflammation.

■ What is the role of C3b in opsonization?

■ What is the role of C3b in complement activation?

■ Why would the discovery of toll-like receptors alter the view that innate immunity is non-specific?

384 Chapter 15 The Innate Immune Response

Was this article helpful?

0 0
You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

Nutrition is a matter that people spend their careers learning about and requires volumes of books to explain. My objective is to instruct you how to consume a healthy nutritional diet that aids your body in burning off fat instead of storing it. You do not require overwhelming science to get this.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment