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5.5: The Ability to Resist Innate Immune Defenses

  • Page ID
    3164
  • [ "article:topic", "authorname:kaiserg", "Resisting Innate Immune Defenses" ]

    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

    Contributors

    • Dr. Gary Kaiser (COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, CATONSVILLE CAMPUS)