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5.5: The Ability to Resist Innate Immune Defenses

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    Some bacteria are able to resist innate immune defenses such as phagocytosis and the body's complement pathways. We will break this down into two categories:

    • The ability to resist phagocytic engulfment (attachment and ingestion)
    • The ability to resist phagocytic destruction and complement serum lysis


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