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  EAC 423



EAC 423

   The enzyme which in both the classical and alternate complement pathways cleaves complement 3 into anaphylatoxin (C3a) and C3b.

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Enzyme
A cellular protein whose shape allows it to hold together several other molecules in close proximity to each other. In this way, enzymes are able to induce chemical reactions in other substances with little expenditure of energy and without being changed themselves. Basically, an enzyme acts as a catalyst.

Complement
A series of serum proteins involved in the mediation of immune reactions. The complement cascade is triggered classically by the interaction of antibody with specific antigen.

Anaphylatoxin
Substance capable of releasing histamine from mast cells.



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Members of the Falconiformes order of birds, family Accipitridae. They are characterized by their powerful talons, which carry long, curved, pointed claws and by their opposable hindtoe.

EAC142
The enzyme which in both the classical and alternate complement pathways cleaves complement 3 into anaphylatoxin (C3a) and C3b.

EAC 423

Ear Protective Devices
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.

Ear Protective Device
Personal devices for protection of the ears from loud or high intensity noise, water, or cold. These include earmuffs and earplugs.

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