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Trends Microbiol. 1995 May;3(5):198-201.

Recognition and control of neisserial infection by antibody and complement.

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Dept of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94121, USA.

Abstract

Immunity to neisserial infection involves complex interactions between antibody, complement and bacterial cell-surface molecules. Neisseria species express polysaccharide and glycolipid membrane components, which downregulate complement activation. The pathogenic potential of Neisseria depends on evasion of the complement cascade.

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7627458
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