alternative pathway


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alternative pathway

n. Immunology
The activation of complement by direct contact with polysaccharides located on the surface of bacteria or other pathogens. In contrast to the classical pathway, the alternative pathway is a nonspecific immune response that does not rely on the presence of antibodies.
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In addition to its lectin pathway inhibitors, the Company is advancing the development of antibodies that would block activation of the alternative pathway alone or in combination with the lectin pathway.
Alternative Pathway Approach for Automating Analysis and Validation of Cell Perturbation Networks and Design of Perturbation Experiments: Yunchen Gong and Zhaolei Zhang
The alternative pathway, dubbed "G-APP" (Gastroenterologist: Accountable Professionalism in Practice), "represents individualized needs, supports lifelong learning and accountability, is based on performance levels using the EPA [Entrustable Professional Activities] framework [and] provides an adaptive learning module with reinforcement for competencies achieved and direction for continued learning where gaps are uncovered," Dr.
Through an alternative pathway, we train students under the age of 26 to be operators of innovative plastic materials [processes].
Hemolytic activity in classical pathway and alternative pathway was associated with variation of the porcine genes encoding the complement components pC3 (Wimmers et al.
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.
MANY students receiving their GCSE results this August may be looking for an alternative pathway to staying on at school or moving to sixth form.
Recognising the need within the craft, design and cultural heritage sector to create quali-fications which relate directly to the workforce, they have been developed to provide learners with an alternative pathway into the industries, complementing the traditional routes offered by further and higher education.
Recognising the need within the craft, design and cultural heritage sector to create qualifications that relate directly to the workforce, they have been developed to provide learners with an alternative pathway into the industries; complementing the traditional routes offered by further and higher education.
Kates lists nine considerations (21), most of which are subsumed under the last: "an alternative pathway for teaching economic theory and its applications.
An alternative pathway for Medicare legislation could become the debt ceiling legislation, if this dispute drags further into the fall.

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