Complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) is a function of the complement system. It is the processes in the immune system that kill pathogens by damaging their membranes without the involvement of antibodies or cells of the immune system.
CDC is measured with various assays to evaluate the effect of drug therapies.
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- Contrast with antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC)
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