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alternative pathway

n. Immunology
The activation of complement by direct contact with polysaccharides located on yeast cells, bacteria, or protozoans. In contrast to the classical pathway, it is a nonspecific immune response that does not rely on antibodies or T cells.
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While it is unlikely medicine spaces will be available during clearing - as most medical schools run their own waiting lists throughout the cycle - there are alternative pathways to medicine at Swansea University Medical School.
With its improved potency and longer durability of effect, we believe that oral ACH-5228 has the potential to be the best-in-class alternative pathway inhibitor.
The alternative pathway is linked to a wide range of immune-related disorders.
Published in the journal Nature Communications, the research offers an alternative pathway for safely and permanently removing the greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.
These were the first steps taken as a formal alternative pathway to teacher certification in agricultural education.
Two critical issues that can potentially exacerbate inequality in teacher preparation, teacher practice, and student learning include (a) the increase in alternative pathways to teacher certification, and (b) the increase in P-12 school choice options.
However, it does not affect the formation of C3 convertase in the alternative pathway. C3b can still label red blood cells, which are cleared by the reticuloendothelial system, thus causing the persistent destruction of HGB.
Specifically, in SLE the alternative pathway is preferentially activated, its selective inhibition being beneficial--probably due to positive effects of the activation of classic and lectin pathway [17, 39].
Here the pC9 gene was screened for polymorphism and examined for genetic association with hemolytic complement activity in both the classical and the alternative pathway.
"Rather it provides an alternative pathway for graduates of other degrees to enter nursing through a shortened programme."
HHS had offered this alternative pathway to nonprofit religious employers as part of an interim final rule published in August 2014.
In a related initiative that is expected to facilitate telemedicine practice, state medical boards are making significant progress in developing an Interstate Medical Licensure Compact--a newly proposed alternative pathway for state-based licensure that is expected to significantly reduce barriers to the process of physicians gaining licensure in multiple states.

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