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Immune complex

Immune complex

(Science: immunology) Multimolecular antibody antigen complexes that may be soluble or insoluble depending upon their size and whether or not complement is present.

immune complexes can be filtered from plasma in the kidney and the deposition of the complexes gives rise to glomerulonephritis probably because of the trapping of neutrophils via their fc receptors.


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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... to replace by small adaptations in related species. How does ecosystem complexity relate to individual organism complexity? Our cells don't compete ... go wrong so they can fix it and to be able to adapt to the unexpected (immune system, epigenetics). So I think that simpler systems are far more ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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... bacteria aside, the only candidate is us. I never thought of complexity as a drawback before, but it does seem like the more complex an ... go wrong so they can fix it and to be able to adapt to the unexpected (immune system, epigenetics). So I think that simpler systems are far more ...

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by cakrit
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:03 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... that you didn't think beneficial mutations sufficient to account for complex adaptations. By "functional phenotype" you mean the whole ... antibiotic. Third, the bacteria becomes successful because it is immune to the man-made antibiotic. So it freely proliferates and passes its ...

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by Luxorien
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:57 am
 
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adherence to host cell-capsule hindrance

... phagocytes and is directly cytolytic on its own (via membrane attack complex). Bacteria with capsules resist attachment of complement to their cellular surfaces, and can evade these mechanisms of the host immune system. However, the bacterial polysaccharide is directly antigenic, ...

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Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:48 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... be impaired if it’s focused on Biology / Genetics / Paleontology only. Complex life requires complex and orderly laws of nature as a prerequisite. ... with brontosauruses. So the local old-timers have developed a powerful immune system killing on the spot anything that even moves into any suspicious ...

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Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:14 am
 
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