Cat Immunity
Updated: 7/21/2020
Cat Immunity
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Storyboard Description

A cat has caught an eye infection called anterior uveitis which is inflammation in the eye. She has caught it from taxoplasmosis in the garden and taxoplasmosis is parasites from waste. The story is about phagocyte blood cells that work to fight against the bacterie that has entered the cats immune system.

Storyboard Text

  • The kitty played in the garden today and caught an infection in the eye called anterior uveitis from taxoplasmosis in the garden.
  • The kittys immune system proteins will bind to the surface of the bacteria by a process called opsonisation. 
  • The cats bacteria is then coated with molecules that phagocytic cells recognize and respond to.
  • bacteria
  • complement receptor
  • phagocyte
  • Keep in mind the bacteria is opsonised with complement 
  • After bacteria is ingested by phagocytosis, they are killed by various processes that occur inside the cell, and broken into small fragments by enzymes.
  • As the cats immune system fights off the bacteria the cat needs to visit the vet just in case.
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