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ERIC Number: EJ785680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Exploring the Innate Immune System: Using Complement-Medicated Cell Lysis in the Classroom
Fuller, Kevin G.
American Biology Teacher, v70 n2 p103-108 Feb 2008
The protein complement pathway comprises an important part of the innate immunity. The use of serum to demonstrate complement-mediated destruction across a series of bacterial dilutions allows an instructor to introduce a number of important biological concepts such as bacterial growth, activation cascades, and adaptive versus innate immunity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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