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    Blocking the complement system

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    Reviews the various mechanisms employed by pathogens to block the function of the complement system.

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    The complement system has several roles, including opsonisation of pathogens and their direct destruction via the membrane attack complex (MAC). Pathogens have developed numerous mechanisms by which they can block the action of the complement system.

    Some ...

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    The solution describes how some pathogens survive in the host by blocking the complement system.

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