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1

What type of enzyme are lysozymes?

glycosidase

2

What epithlial cells produce cathelicidins?

keratinocytes in the skin and epithelial cells in the lungs and intestine

3

What produce histatins?

parotid; sublingual and submandibular glands in the oral cavity

4

What is the function of histatins?

protect against fungi eg cryptococcus neoformans and c.albicans

5

What is innate immunity?

recognition by preformed non-specific and broadly specific effectors e.g antimicrobial enzymes and peptides and complement

6

What is the early induced innate response?

recruitment of effect cells and inflammation

7

How are C3a; C4a and C5a involved in the innate immune response?

bind to specific trimeric GPCRs which recruit phagocytes to the site of infection

8

What is the difference between interferon alpha and beta?

IFNa is a family of closely related proteins whereas IFNb is the product of a single gene