Proteolytic Cascades

Some articles on proteolytic cascades, cascades:

Innate Immune System - Innate Immunity in Other Species - Host Defense in Invertebrates - Proteolytic Cascades
... In invertebrates, pattern recognition proteins (PRPs) trigger proteolytic cascades that degrade proteins and control many of the mechanisms of the innate immune system of invertebrates—including hemolymph ... Proteolytic cascades are important components of the invertebrate immune system because they are turned on more rapidly than other innate immune reactions because they do not ... Proteolytic cascades have been found to function the same in both vertebrate and invertebrates, even though different proteins are used throughout the cascades ...