Think-Pair-Share Questions


1. Staphylococcus aureus produces protein A, a protein that binds to the Fc portion of antibodies.

How might this enable S. aureus to resist adaptive immunity?

2. Many bacteria that colonize the mucous membranes produce immunoglobulin protease, an enzyme that hydrolizes antibodies of the IgA class.

How might this enable these bacteria to resist adaptive immunity?