14-6.) Innate immunity. (A) Barriers. (B) Defensive cells. (C) Chemical defenses. / Question: The three aspects of innate immunity are interconnected; describe two of these connections.
There are many connections. Lysozyme is a chemical, yet is found in some mucous membranes; defensins are chemicals produced by the epidermis. WBCs are part of each aspect: barriers, cells, and chemicals. Langerhans cells are part of the epidermis but are mobile. Basophils and mast cells are part of subcutaneous tissue and produce histamine and leukotrienes that contribute to inflammation.