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The Complement System

  • Description of Complement
  • Complement System
    • Classical pathway
    • Lectin pathway
    • Alternative pathway
  • Function of the Complement System
    • Similarity to enzyme kinetics
  • Complement Activation
      • Cytolysis
      • Chemical
      • Opsonization and Anaphylatoxin

The Complement System

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  • Intro 0:00
  • What is Complement? 0:37
    • Proteins
    • Synthesized by Different Cell Types
  • Complement System 1:14
    • Destroy Pathogens Directly
    • Activate Other Components of the Immune Response
    • Collaborate with Other Components of the Immune Response
    • Classical Pathway
    • Lection Pathway
    • Alternative Pathway
  • Integral Protein Types That Function in Cell-Cell Interaction 4:08
  • Function of the Complement System 4:49
    • Complement is Activated Upon Infection
    • Complement Functions Like Enzymes
  • Enzyme Activation 6:37
  • Function of the Complement System 7:43
    • Complements the Ability of Antibodies and Phagocytic Cells to Identify and Remove Foreign Pathogens
    • Amplification
  • Activation of the Complement System 9:17
    • Cytolysis
    • Chemotaxis
    • Opsonization
    • Anaphylatoxins
  • Complement and Membrane Attack Complex 12:10
  • The Membrane Attached Complex 12:49
  • Pathways of Complement Activation 13:07
    • Classical
    • Lectin
    • Alternative
  • Example 1 14:33
  • Example 2 15:23
  • Example 3 16:11