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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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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.
The report, Providing an Alternative Pathway, released by the National Housing Federation, looks at how people''s lives have changed when housing associations and their support workers are involved in aftercare decisions with councils and local hospitals.
It claimed success in creating an alternative pathway to the presidency and in developing technology for participation by voters and candidates - but in the end it was an exercise with no result.
Now a group from The Scripps Research Institute has shown the plausibility of an alternative pathway to those sugars called the glyoxylate scenario, which may push the field of pre-life chemistry past the formose reaction hurdle.
Evidence for an alternative pathway in intrinsic coagulation not requiring factor XII.
In some plants, such as Araceae, the alternative pathway will be increased before pollination, which this increasing of respiration rate causes the inflorescence temperature increases 14 [degrees]C than environmental temperature [7].
classical pathway (CP), alternative pathway (AP), and lectin pathway (LP).
Retention of new teachers has long been an issue, and that includes teachers who are taking an alternative pathway to CTE from other professions; however, a number of them are staying and succeeding in the classroom.
b) an alternative pathway to Professional status as may be approved on a case by case basis by Member Associations in line with Policy and Procedures developed by the Council.
These initiatives, he says, offer an alternative pathway to science careers for "the large number of science majors who are already graduating from college and yet are deciding not to continue toward graduate education and careers in science.
The Bureau of Engineering is looking at lighter-toned coating for the asphalt or alternative pathway surfaces and may change the asphalt if they additional money outside of the park bond funds.
According to the qualification criteria in the alternative pathway, the applicant must devote 60% of his/her practice to neurotology.

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