Membrane Attack Complexes (MAC) form as a result of complement activation, assembling on the surface of plasma membranes. These molecular complexes assume a twisted cylindrical shape punching pores through cell membranes. The formation of MAC molecular complexes is most often targeted to pathogens. This 2D/3D image shows the lysis of bacteria caused by the unregulated free flow of molecules in and out of the plasma membrane through MAC pores.
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