Outline of Immunology - Components of The Immune System - Subsystems of The Immune System - Innate Immune System

Innate Immune System

  • Complement system
    • Biochemical cascade
    • Complement membrane attack complex
  • Surface barriers – Physical or chemical barriers that prevent infection (i.e. skin, tears, mucus, saliva, Gastric acid, etc.)
    • Antimicrobial peptides
    • Defensins
    • Lysozyme
  • Inflammation

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