Bacterial infections

Carolyn Senavsky, Noah Craft, Lloyd S. Miller

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Innate immune responses are directed against conserved components of microorganisms called pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). The host cellular receptors that recognize different PAMPs are called pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Two major families of human antimicrobial peptides are defensins and cathelicidin. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important PRRs involved in host defense against a variety of pathogenic microorganisms. Complement plays a key role in killing of bacteria. Neutrophils, monocytes, and macrophages phagocytose opsonized bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical and Basic Immunodermatology
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781848001640
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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