Which of the following accurately describes the complement system?
Correct Answer: C.Part of the innate immune system comprised of plasma proteins synthesized primarily by hepatocytes.
The complement system is a clear example of innate immunity, being a form of host defense that is non-specific and does not adapt in response to antigens. However, there is evidence of cross-talk between the complement system and adaptive immunity. Similarly components of the complement system communicate with components of the inflammatory system and hematopoietic system. Nonetheless, complement system components are distinct from leukocytes and the components of the inflammatory system and are primarilysynthesized in the liver.
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