A glycoprotein that is central in both the classical and the alternative pathway of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. C3 can be cleaved into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, spontaneously at low level or by C3 CONVERTASE at high level. The smaller fragment C3a is an ANAPHYLATOXIN and mediator of local inflammatory process. The larger fragment C3b binds with C3 convertase to form C5 convertase.
Serum proteins that inhibit, antagonize, or inactivate COMPLEMENT C1 or its subunits.
Endogenous proteins that inhibit or inactivate COMPLEMENT C3B. They include COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and COMPLEMENT FACTOR I (C3b/C4b inactivator). They cleave or promote the cleavage of C3b into inactive fragments, and thus are important in the down-regulation of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and its cytolytic sequence.
A glycoprotein that is important in the activation of CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. C4 is cleaved by the activated COMPLEMENT C1S into COMPLEMENT C4A and COMPLEMENT C4B.
Serum proteins that negatively regulate the cascade process of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Uncontrolled complement activation and resulting cell lysis is potentially dangerous for the host. The complement system is tightly regulated by inactivators that accelerate the decay of intermediates and certain cell surface receptors.
The smaller fragment formed when complement C4 is cleaved by COMPLEMENT C1S. It is an anaphylatoxin that causes symptoms of immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE) but its activity is weaker than that of COMPLEMENT C3A or COMPLEMENT C5A.
The smaller fragment generated from the cleavage of complement C3 by C3 CONVERTASE. C3a, a 77-amino acid peptide, is a mediator of local inflammatory process. It induces smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION, and HISTAMINE RELEASE from MAST CELLS and LEUKOCYTES. C3a is considered an anaphylatoxin along with COMPLEMENT C4A; COMPLEMENT C5A; and COMPLEMENT C5A, DES-ARGININE.
The sequential activation of serum COMPLEMENT PROTEINS to create the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Factors initiating complement activation include ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES, microbial ANTIGENS, or cell surface POLYSACCHARIDES.
A subcomponent of complement C1, composed of six copies of three polypeptide chains (A, B, and C), each encoded by a separate gene (C1QA; C1QB; C1QC). This complex is arranged in nine subunits (six disulfide-linked dimers of A and B, and three disulfide-linked homodimers of C). C1q has binding sites for antibodies (the heavy chain of IMMUNOGLOBULIN G or IMMUNOGLOBULIN M). The interaction of C1q and immunoglobulin activates the two proenzymes COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S, thus initiating the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION via the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY.
C5 plays a central role in both the classical and the alternative pathway of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. C5 is cleaved by C5 CONVERTASE into COMPLEMENT C5A and COMPLEMENT C5B. The smaller fragment C5a is an ANAPHYLATOXIN and mediator of inflammatory process. The major fragment C5b binds to the membrane initiating the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components, C5-C9, into the MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
The minor fragment formed when C5 convertase cleaves C5 into C5a and COMPLEMENT C5B. C5a is a 74-amino-acid glycopeptide with a carboxy-terminal ARGININE that is crucial for its spasmogenic activity. Of all the complement-derived anaphylatoxins, C5a is the most potent in mediating immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE), smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION; HISTAMINE RELEASE; and migration of LEUKOCYTES to site of INFLAMMATION.
The large fragment formed when COMPLEMENT C4 is cleaved by COMPLEMENT C1S. The membrane-bound C4b binds COMPLEMENT C2A, a SERINE PROTEASE, to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
The larger fragment generated from the cleavage of COMPLEMENT C3 by C3 CONVERTASE. It is a constituent of the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C3bBb), and COMPLEMENT C5 CONVERTASES in both the classical (C4b2a3b) and the alternative (C3bBb3b) pathway. C3b participates in IMMUNE ADHERENCE REACTION and enhances PHAGOCYTOSIS. It can be inactivated (iC3b) or cleaved by various proteases to yield fragments such as COMPLEMENT C3C; COMPLEMENT C3D; C3e; C3f; and C3g.
Serum glycoproteins participating in the host defense mechanism of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION that creates the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Included are glycoproteins in the various pathways of complement activation (CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; and LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY).
A component of the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. C2 is cleaved by activated COMPLEMENT C1S into COMPLEMENT C2B and COMPLEMENT C2A. C2a, the COOH-terminal fragment containing a SERINE PROTEASE, combines with COMPLEMENT C4B to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
A 105-kDa serum glycoprotein with significant homology to the other late complement components, C7-C9. It is a polypeptide chain cross-linked by 32 disulfide bonds. C6 is the next complement component to bind to the membrane-bound COMPLEMENT C5B in the assembly of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. It is encoded by gene C6.
A 206-amino-acid fragment in the alpha chain (672-1663) of C3b. It is generated when C3b is inactivated (iC3b) and its alpha chain is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I into C3c (749-954), and C3dg (955-1303) in the presence COMPLEMENT FACTOR H.
A 302-amino-acid fragment in the alpha chain (672-1663) of C3b. It is generated when C3b is inactivated (iC3b) and its alpha chain is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I into C3c, and C3dg (955-1303) in the presence COMPLEMENT FACTOR H. Serum proteases further degrade C3dg into C3d (1002-1303) and C3g (955-1001).
A 63-kDa serum glycoprotein encoded by gene C9. Monomeric C9 (mC9) binds the C5b-8 complex to form C5b-9 which catalyzes the polymerization of C9 forming C5b-p9 (MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX) and transmembrane channels leading to lysis of the target cell. Patients with C9 deficiency suffer from recurrent bacterial infections.
Molecules on the surface of some B-lymphocytes and macrophages, that recognize and combine with the C3b, C3d, C1q, and C4b components of complement.
A 77-kDa subcomponent of complement C1, encoded by gene C1S, is a SERINE PROTEASE existing as a proenzyme (homodimer) in the intact complement C1 complex. Upon the binding of COMPLEMENT C1Q to antibodies, the activated COMPLEMENT C1R cleaves C1s into two chains, A (heavy) and B (light, the serine protease), linked by disulfide bonds yielding the active C1s. The activated C1s, in turn, cleaves COMPLEMENT C2 and COMPLEMENT C4 to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL C3 CONVERTASE).
Serine proteases that cleave COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, or cleave COMPLEMENT C5 into COMPLEMENT C5A and COMPLEMENT C5B. These include the different forms of C3/C5 convertases in the classical and the alternative pathways of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Both cleavages take place at the C-terminal of an ARGININE residue.
A product of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION cascade, regardless of the pathways, that forms transmembrane channels causing disruption of the target CELL MEMBRANE and cell lysis. It is formed by the sequential assembly of terminal complement components (COMPLEMENT C5B; COMPLEMENT C6; COMPLEMENT C7; COMPLEMENT C8; and COMPLEMENT C9) into the target membrane. The resultant C5b-8-poly-C9 is the "membrane attack complex" or MAC.
A 80-kDa subcomponent of complement C1, existing as a SERINE PROTEASE proenzyme in the intact complement C1 complex. When COMPLEMENT C1Q is bound to antibodies, the changed tertiary structure causes autolytic activation of complement C1r which is cleaved into two chains, A (heavy) and B (light, the serine protease), connected by disulfide bonds. The activated C1r serine protease, in turn, activates COMPLEMENT C1S proenzyme by cleaving the Arg426-Ile427 bond. No fragment is released when either C1r or C1s is cleaved.
A glycine-rich, heat-labile serum glycoprotein that contains a component of the C3 CONVERTASE ALTERNATE PATHWAY (C3bBb). Bb, a serine protease, is generated when factor B is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR D into Ba and Bb.
Complement activation initiated by the interaction of microbial ANTIGENS with COMPLEMENT C3B. When COMPLEMENT FACTOR B binds to the membrane-bound C3b, COMPLEMENT FACTOR D cleaves it to form alternative C3 CONVERTASE (C3BBB) which, stabilized by COMPLEMENT FACTOR P, is able to cleave multiple COMPLEMENT C3 to form alternative C5 CONVERTASE (C3BBB3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
A 93-kDa serum glycoprotein encoded by C7 gene. It is a polypeptide chain with 28 disulfide bridges. In the formation of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX; C7 is the next component to bind the C5b-6 complex forming a trimolecular complex C5b-7 which is lipophilic, resembles an integral membrane protein, and serves as an anchor for the late complement components, C8 and C9.
Complement activation initiated by the binding of COMPLEMENT C1 to ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES at the COMPLEMENT C1Q subunit. This leads to the sequential activation of COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S subunits. Activated C1s cleaves COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 forming the membrane-bound classical C3 CONVERTASE (C4B2A) and the subsequent C5 CONVERTASE (C4B2A3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
A 150-kDa serum glycoprotein composed of three subunits with each encoded by a different gene (C8A; C8B; and C8G). This heterotrimer contains a disulfide-linked C8alpha-C8gamma heterodimer and a noncovalently associated C8beta chain. C8 is the next component to bind the C5-7 complex forming C5b-8 that binds COMPLEMENT C9 and acts as a catalyst in the polymerization of C9.
The first complement component to act in the activation of CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. It is a calcium-dependent trimolecular complex made up of three subcomponents: COMPLEMENT C1Q; COMPLEMENT C1R; and COMPLEMENT C1S at 1:2:2 ratios. When the intact C1 binds to at least two antibodies (involving C1q), C1r and C1s are sequentially activated, leading to subsequent steps in the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION.
An important soluble regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). It is a 139-kDa glycoprotein expressed by the liver and secreted into the blood. It binds to COMPLEMENT C3B and makes iC3b (inactivated complement 3b) susceptible to cleavage by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I. Complement factor H also inhibits the association of C3b with COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form the C3bB proenzyme, and promotes the dissociation of Bb from the C3bBb complex (COMPLEMENT C3 CONVERTASE, ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY).
Serum peptides derived from certain cleaved COMPLEMENT PROTEINS during COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. They induce smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION; mast cell HISTAMINE RELEASE; PLATELET AGGREGATION; and act as mediators of the local inflammatory process. The order of anaphylatoxin activity from the strongest to the weakest is C5a, C3a, C4a, and C5a des-arginine.
Enzymes that activate one or more COMPLEMENT PROTEINS in the complement system leading to the formation of the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX, an important response in host defense. They are enzymes in the various COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION pathways.
A 53-kDa protein that is a positive regulator of the alternate pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). It stabilizes the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C3bBb) and protects it from rapid inactivation, thus facilitating the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and the formation of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Individuals with mutation in the PFC gene exhibit properdin deficiency and have a high susceptibility to infections.
Molecular sites on or in some B-lymphocytes and macrophages that recognize and combine with COMPLEMENT C3B. The primary structure of these receptors reveal that they contain transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains, with their extracellular portion composed entirely of thirty short consensus repeats each having 60 to 70 amino acids.
The larger fragment generated from the cleavage of C5 by C5 CONVERTASE that yields COMPLEMENT C5A and C5b (beta chain + alpha' chain, the residual alpha chain, bound by disulfide bond). C5b remains bound to the membrane and initiates the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components to form C5b-8-poly-C9, the MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
The COOH-terminal fragment of COMPLEMENT 2, released by the action of activated COMPLEMENT C1S. It is a SERINE PROTEASE. C2a combines with COMPLEMENT C4B to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
A G-protein-coupled receptor that signals an increase in intracellular calcium in response to the potent ANAPHYLATOXIN peptide COMPLEMENT C5A.
Compounds that negatively regulate the cascade process of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Uncontrolled complement activation and resulting cell lysis is potentially dangerous for the host.
A screening assay for circulating COMPLEMENT PROTEINS. Diluted SERUM samples are added to antibody-coated ERYTHROCYTES and the percentage of cell lysis is measured. The values are expressed by the so called CH50, in HEMOLYTIC COMPLEMENT units per milliliter, which is the dilution of serum required to lyse 50 percent of the erythrocytes in the assay.
Molecular sites on or in B-lymphocytes, follicular dendritic cells, lymphoid cells, and epithelial cells that recognize and combine with COMPLEMENT C3D. Human complement receptor 2 (CR2) serves as a receptor for both C3dg and the gp350/220 glycoprotein of HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN, and binds the monoclonal antibody OKB7, which blocks binding of both ligands to the receptor.
The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.
Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.
A serum protein which is important in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. This enzyme cleaves the COMPLEMENT C3B-bound COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form C3bBb which is ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE.
The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes IMMUNE COMPLEX DISEASES.
A plasma serine proteinase that cleaves the alpha-chains of C3b and C4b in the presence of the cofactors COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and C4-binding protein, respectively. It is a 66-kDa glycoprotein that converts C3b to inactivated C3b (iC3b) followed by the release of two fragments, C3c (150-kDa) and C3dg (41-kDa). It was formerly called KAF, C3bINF, or enzyme 3b inactivator.
A serum protein that regulates the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It binds as a cofactor to COMPLEMENT FACTOR I which then hydrolyzes the COMPLEMENT C4B in the CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C4bC2a).
GPI-linked membrane proteins broadly distributed among hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD55 prevents the assembly of C3 CONVERTASE or accelerates the disassembly of preformed convertase, thus blocking the formation of the membrane attack complex.
The N-terminal fragment of COMPLEMENT 2, released by the action of activated COMPLEMENT C1S.
Proteins that are present in blood serum, including SERUM ALBUMIN; BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS; and many other types of proteins.
Small glycoproteins found on both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD59 restricts the cytolytic activity of homologous complement by binding to C8 and C9 and blocking the assembly of the membrane attack complex. (From Barclay et al., The Leukocyte Antigen FactsBook, 1993, p234)
A metallocarboxypeptidase that removes C-terminal basic amino acid from peptides and proteins, with preference shown for lysine over arginine. It is a plasma zinc enzyme that inactivates bradykinin and anaphylatoxins.
Serum proteins with an electrophoretic mobility that falls between ALPHA-GLOBULINS and GAMMA-GLOBULINS.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
A technique that combines protein electrophoresis and double immunodiffusion. In this procedure proteins are first separated by gel electrophoresis (usually agarose), then made visible by immunodiffusion of specific antibodies. A distinct elliptical precipitin arc results for each protein detectable by the antisera.
A major cytochrome P-450 enzyme which is inducible by PHENOBARBITAL in both the LIVER and SMALL INTESTINE. It is active in the metabolism of compounds like pentoxyresorufin, TESTOSTERONE, and ANDROSTENEDIONE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP2B1 gene, also mediates the activation of CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE and IFOSFAMIDE to MUTAGENS.
The engulfing and degradation of microorganisms; other cells that are dead, dying, or pathogenic; and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (PHAGOCYTES).
Venoms from snakes of the genus Naja (family Elapidae). They contain many specific proteins that have cytotoxic, hemolytic, neurotoxic, and other properties. Like other elapid venoms, they are rich in enzymes. They include cobramines and cobralysins.
An adrenal microsomal cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the 21-hydroxylation of steroids in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP21 gene, converts progesterones to precursors of adrenal steroid hormones (CORTICOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE). Defects in CYP21 cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL).
Mercuriphenols substituted with one or more chlorine atoms and one or more nitro groups. Some of these are sulfhydryl reagents which act as chromophoric probes in enzymes and other proteins.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Swelling involving the deep DERMIS, subcutaneous, or submucosal tissues, representing localized EDEMA. Angioedema often occurs in the face, lips, tongue, and larynx.
An endogenous 105-kDa plasma glycoprotein produced primarily by the LIVER and MONOCYTES. It inhibits a broad spectrum of proteases, including the COMPLEMENT C1R and the COMPLEMENT C1S proteases of the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY, and the MANNOSE-BINDING PROTEIN-ASSOCIATED SERINE PROTEASES. C1-INH-deficient individuals suffer from HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA TYPES I AND II.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
A serine protease that is the complex of COMPLEMENT C3B and COMPLEMENT FACTOR BB. It cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT C3B in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY.
The most common mineral of a group of hydrated aluminum silicates, approximately H2Al2Si2O8-H2O. It is prepared for pharmaceutical and medicinal purposes by levigating with water to remove sand, etc. (From Merck Index, 11th ed) The name is derived from Kao-ling (Chinese: "high ridge"), the original site. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
A serine protease that cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT 5 into COMPLEMENT 5A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT 5B in the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It is a complex of CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C4b2a) with an additional COMPLEMENT C3B, or C4b2a3b.
All blood proteins except albumin ( = SERUM ALBUMIN, which is not a globulin) and FIBRINOGEN (which is not in the serum). The serum globulins are subdivided into ALPHA-GLOBULINS; BETA-GLOBULINS; and GAMMA-GLOBULINS on the basis of their electrophoretic mobilities. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by slender threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing fine inconspicuous granules and stainable by neutral dyes.
A serine protease that cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT 3 into COMPLEMENT 3A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT 3B in the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It is a complex of COMPLEMENT 4B and COMPLEMENT 2A (C4b2a).
A ubiquitously expressed complement receptor that binds COMPLEMENT C3B and COMPLEMENT C4B and serves as a cofactor for their inactivation. CD46 also interacts with a wide variety of pathogens and mediates immune response.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
Compounds or agents that combine with an enzyme in such a manner as to prevent the normal substrate-enzyme combination and the catalytic reaction.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
Proteins that bind to particles and cells to increase susceptibility to PHAGOCYTOSIS, especially ANTIBODIES bound to EPITOPES that attach to FC RECEPTORS. COMPLEMENT C3B may also participate.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.
A serine protease that cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT C5 into COMPLEMENT C5A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT C5B in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It is the complex of ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C3bBb) with an additional COMPLEMENT C3B, or C3bBb3b.
Benzoate derivatives that contain one or more alkyl or aryl groups linked to the benzene ring structure by OXYGEN.
An oxidoreductase involved in pyrimidine base degradation. It catalyzes the catabolism of THYMINE; URACIL and the chemotherapeutic drug, 5-FLUOROURACIL.
Hydrocarbons with at least one triple bond in the linear portion, of the general formula Cn-H2n-2.
Proteolytic enzymes from the serine endopeptidase family found in normal blood and urine. Specifically, Kallikreins are potent vasodilators and hypotensives and increase vascular permeability and affect smooth muscle. They act as infertility agents in men. Three forms are recognized, PLASMA KALLIKREIN (EC, TISSUE KALLIKREIN (EC, and PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (EC
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
Complement activation triggered by the interaction of microbial POLYSACCHARIDES with serum MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN resulting in the activation of MANNOSE-BINDING PROTEIN-ASSOCIATED SERINE PROTEASES. As in the classical pathway, MASPs cleave COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 to form C3 CONVERTASE (C4B2A) and the subsequent C5 CONVERTASE (C4B2A3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
Electrophoresis applied to BLOOD PROTEINS.
Carboxypeptidases that are primarily found the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM that catalyze the release of C-terminal amino acids. Carboxypeptidases A have little or no activity for hydrolysis of C-terminal ASPARTIC ACID; GLUTAMIC ACID; ARGININE; LYSINE; or PROLINE. This enzyme requires ZINC as a cofactor and was formerly listed as EC and EC
Chromatography on non-ionic gels without regard to the mechanism of solute discrimination.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
An enzyme that converts brain gamma-aminobutyric acid (GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID) into succinate semialdehyde, which can be converted to succinic acid and enter the citric acid cycle. It also acts on beta-alanine. EC
A derivative of complement C5a, generated when the carboxy-terminal ARGININE is removed by CARBOXYPEPTIDASE B present in normal human serum. C5a des-Arg shows complete loss of spasmogenic activity though it retains some chemotactic ability (CHEMOATTRACTANTS).
A novel diuretic with uricosuric action. It has been proposed as an antihypertensive agent.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
An adhesion-promoting leukocyte surface membrane heterodimer. The alpha subunit consists of the CD11b ANTIGEN and the beta subunit the CD18 ANTIGEN. The antigen, which is an integrin, functions both as a receptor for complement 3 and in cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesive interactions.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Conjugated protein-carbohydrate compounds including mucins, mucoid, and amyloid glycoproteins.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
A sympathomimetic agent with properties similar to DEXTROAMPHETAMINE. It is used in the treatment of obesity. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1222)
Serine proteinase inhibitors which inhibit trypsin. They may be endogenous or exogenous compounds.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A cluster of convoluted capillaries beginning at each nephric tubule in the kidney and held together by connective tissue.
A large group of cytochrome P-450 (heme-thiolate) monooxygenases that complex with NAD(P)H-FLAVIN OXIDOREDUCTASE in numerous mixed-function oxidations of aromatic compounds. They catalyze hydroxylation of a broad spectrum of substrates and are important in the metabolism of steroids, drugs, and toxins such as PHENOBARBITAL, carcinogens, and insecticides.
The clear portion of BLOOD that is left after BLOOD COAGULATION to remove BLOOD CELLS and clotting proteins.
Chronic glomerulonephritis characterized histologically by proliferation of MESANGIAL CELLS, increase in the MESANGIAL EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX, and a thickening of the glomerular capillary walls. This may appear as a primary disorder or secondary to other diseases including infections and autoimmune disease SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Various subtypes are classified by their abnormal ultrastructures and immune deposits. Hypocomplementemia is a characteristic feature of all types of MPGN.
Serum proteins that have the most rapid migration during ELECTROPHORESIS. This subgroup of globulins is divided into faster and slower alpha(1)- and alpha(2)-globulins.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
A product of the lysis of plasminogen (profibrinolysin) by PLASMINOGEN activators. It is composed of two polypeptide chains, light (B) and heavy (A), with a molecular weight of 75,000. It is the major proteolytic enzyme involved in blood clot retraction or the lysis of fibrin and quickly inactivated by antiplasmins.
A genus of trematode flukes belonging to the family Schistosomatidae. There are over a dozen species. These parasites are found in man and other mammals. Snails are the intermediate hosts.
A test used to determine whether or not complementation (compensation in the form of dominance) will occur in a cell with a given mutant phenotype when another mutant genome, encoding the same mutant phenotype, is introduced into that cell.
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
An acute hypersensitivity reaction due to exposure to a previously encountered ANTIGEN. The reaction may include rapidly progressing URTICARIA, respiratory distress, vascular collapse, systemic SHOCK, and death.
Inflammation of the renal glomeruli (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS) that can be classified by the type of glomerular injuries including antibody deposition, complement activation, cellular proliferation, and glomerulosclerosis. These structural and functional abnormalities usually lead to HEMATURIA; PROTEINURIA; HYPERTENSION; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
Thickening of the walls of small ARTERIES or ARTERIOLES due to cell proliferation or HYALINE deposition.
An enzyme that transfers methyl groups from O(6)-methylguanine, and other methylated moieties of DNA, to a cysteine residue in itself, thus repairing alkylated DNA in a single-step reaction. EC
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
Enzymes that act at a free C-terminus of a polypeptide to liberate a single amino acid residue.
Specific, characterizable, poisonous chemicals, often PROTEINS, with specific biological properties, including immunogenicity, produced by microbes, higher plants (PLANTS, TOXIC), or ANIMALS.
The genetic region which contains the loci of genes which determine the structure of the serologically defined (SD) and lymphocyte-defined (LD) TRANSPLANTATION ANTIGENS, genes which control the structure of the IMMUNE RESPONSE-ASSOCIATED ANTIGENS, HUMAN; the IMMUNE RESPONSE GENES which control the ability of an animal to respond immunologically to antigenic stimuli, and genes which determine the structure and/or level of the first four components of complement.
A serine endopeptidase that is formed from TRYPSINOGEN in the pancreas. It is converted into its active form by ENTEROPEPTIDASE in the small intestine. It catalyzes hydrolysis of the carboxyl group of either arginine or lysine. EC
The relationship between the chemical structure of a compound and its biological or pharmacological activity. Compounds are often classed together because they have structural characteristics in common including shape, size, stereochemical arrangement, and distribution of functional groups.
Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.
The processes triggered by interactions of ANTIBODIES with their ANTIGENS.
A membrane or barrier with micrometer sized pores used for separation purification processes.
Technique involving the diffusion of antigen or antibody through a semisolid medium, usually agar or agarose gel, with the result being a precipitin reaction.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.)
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
A protease of broad specificity, obtained from dried pancreas. Molecular weight is approximately 25,000. The enzyme breaks down elastin, the specific protein of elastic fibers, and digests other proteins such as fibrin, hemoglobin, and albumin. EC
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
The capacity of a normal organism to remain unaffected by microorganisms and their toxins. It results from the presence of naturally occurring ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS, constitutional factors such as BODY TEMPERATURE and immediate acting immune cells such as NATURAL KILLER CELLS.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
A single-chain polypeptide derived from bovine tissues consisting of 58 amino-acid residues. It is an inhibitor of proteolytic enzymes including CHYMOTRYPSIN; KALLIKREIN; PLASMIN; and TRYPSIN. It is used in the treatment of HEMORRHAGE associated with raised plasma concentrations of plasmin. It is also used to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirements in patients at high risk of major blood loss during and following open heart surgery with EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION. (Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)
A cytochrome P-450 suptype that has specificity for a broad variety of lipophilic compounds, including STEROIDS; FATTY ACIDS; and XENOBIOTICS. This enzyme has clinical significance due to its ability to metabolize a diverse array of clinically important drugs such as CYCLOSPORINE; VERAPAMIL; and MIDAZOLAM. This enzyme also catalyzes the N-demethylation of ERYTHROMYCIN.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
A superfamily of hundreds of closely related HEMEPROTEINS found throughout the phylogenetic spectrum, from animals, plants, fungi, to bacteria. They include numerous complex monooxygenases (MIXED FUNCTION OXYGENASES). In animals, these P-450 enzymes serve two major functions: (1) biosynthesis of steroids, fatty acids, and bile acids; (2) metabolism of endogenous and a wide variety of exogenous substrates, such as toxins and drugs (BIOTRANSFORMATION). They are classified, according to their sequence similarities rather than functions, into CYP gene families (>40% homology) and subfamilies (>59% homology). For example, enzymes from the CYP1, CYP2, and CYP3 gene families are responsible for most drug metabolism.
The movement of leukocytes in response to a chemical concentration gradient or to products formed in an immunologic reaction.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.
A characteristic feature of enzyme activity in relation to the kind of substrate on which the enzyme or catalytic molecule reacts.
A basic science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter; and the reactions that occur between substances and the associated energy exchange.
Techniques used to separate mixtures of substances based on differences in the relative affinities of the substances for mobile and stationary phases. A mobile phase (fluid or gas) passes through a column containing a stationary phase of porous solid or liquid coated on a solid support. Usage is both analytical for small amounts and preparative for bulk amounts.
The natural bactericidal property of BLOOD due to normally occurring antibacterial substances such as beta lysin, leukin, etc. This activity needs to be distinguished from the bactericidal activity contained in a patient's serum as a result of antimicrobial therapy, which is measured by a SERUM BACTERICIDAL TEST.
Differentiation antigens residing on mammalian leukocytes. CD stands for cluster of differentiation, which refers to groups of monoclonal antibodies that show similar reactivity with certain subpopulations of antigens of a particular lineage or differentiation stage. The subpopulations of antigens are also known by the same CD designation.
The composition, conformation, and properties of atoms and molecules, and their reaction and interaction processes.
A specific mannose-binding member of the collectin family of lectins. It binds to carbohydrate groups on invading pathogens and plays a key role in the MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY.
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
Immunoglobulin molecules having a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which they interact only with the ANTIGEN (or a very similar shape) that induced their synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series (especially PLASMA CELLS).
Closed vesicles of fragmented endoplasmic reticulum created when liver cells or tissue are disrupted by homogenization. They may be smooth or rough.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
An IgG autoantibody against the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE, found in serum of patients with MESANGIOCAPILLARY GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. The binding of this autoantibody to C3bBb stabilizes the enzyme thus reduces the actions of C3b inactivators (COMPLEMENT FACTOR H; COMPLEMENT FACTOR I). This abnormally stabilized enzyme induces a continuous COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and generation of C3b thereby promoting the assembly of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX and cytolysis.
Multi-subunit proteins which function in IMMUNITY. They are produced by B LYMPHOCYTES from the IMMUNOGLOBULIN GENES. They are comprised of two heavy (IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS) and two light chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAINS) with additional ancillary polypeptide chains depending on their isoforms. The variety of isoforms include monomeric or polymeric forms, and transmembrane forms (B-CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTORS) or secreted forms (ANTIBODIES). They are divided by the amino acid sequence of their heavy chains into five classes (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A; IMMUNOGLOBULIN D; IMMUNOGLOBULIN E; IMMUNOGLOBULIN G; IMMUNOGLOBULIN M) and various subclasses.
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).
Plasma glycoproteins that form a stable complex with hemoglobin to aid the recycling of heme iron. They are encoded in man by a gene on the short arm of chromosome 16.
Chemical substances that attract or repel cells. The concept denotes especially those factors released as a result of tissue injury, microbial invasion, or immunologic activity, that attract LEUKOCYTES; MACROPHAGES; or other cells to the site of infection or insult.
The formation of a solid in a solution as a result of a chemical reaction or the aggregation of soluble substances into complexes large enough to fall out of solution.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate. A coenzyme composed of ribosylnicotinamide 5'-phosphate (NMN) coupled by pyrophosphate linkage to the 5'-phosphate adenosine 2',5'-bisphosphate. It serves as an electron carrier in a number of reactions, being alternately oxidized (NADP+) and reduced (NADPH). (Dorland, 27th ed)
Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.
Hydrolases that specifically cleave the peptide bonds found in PROTEINS and PEPTIDES. Examples of sub-subclasses for this group include EXOPEPTIDASES and ENDOPEPTIDASES.
A biosensing technique in which biomolecules capable of binding to specific analytes or ligands are first immobilized on one side of a metallic film. Light is then focused on the opposite side of the film to excite the surface plasmons, that is, the oscillations of free electrons propagating along the film's surface. The refractive index of light reflecting off this surface is measured. When the immobilized biomolecules are bound by their ligands, an alteration in surface plasmons on the opposite side of the film is created which is directly proportional to the change in bound, or adsorbed, mass. Binding is measured by changes in the refractive index. The technique is used to study biomolecular interactions, such as antigen-antibody binding.
Peptides whose amino and carboxy ends are linked together with a peptide bond forming a circular chain. Some of them are ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS. Some of them are biosynthesized non-ribosomally (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NON-RIBOSOMAL).
Glomerulonephritis associated with autoimmune disease SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Lupus nephritis is histologically classified into 6 classes: class I - normal glomeruli, class II - pure mesangial alterations, class III - focal segmental glomerulonephritis, class IV - diffuse glomerulonephritis, class V - diffuse membranous glomerulonephritis, and class VI - advanced sclerosing glomerulonephritis (The World Health Organization classification 1982).
The process of cleaving a chemical compound by the addition of a molecule of water.
Autoantibodies directed against various nuclear antigens including DNA, RNA, histones, acidic nuclear proteins, or complexes of these molecular elements. Antinuclear antibodies are found in systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
An amino acid produced in the urea cycle by the splitting off of urea from arginine.
A subclass of EXOPEPTIDASES that act on the free N terminus end of a polypeptide liberating a single amino acid residue. EC 3.4.11.
The location of the atoms, groups or ions relative to one another in a molecule, as well as the number, type and location of covalent bonds.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
Plasmids containing at least one cos (cohesive-end site) of PHAGE LAMBDA. They are used as cloning vehicles.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
Conversion of an inactive form of an enzyme to one possessing metabolic activity. It includes 1, activation by ions (activators); 2, activation by cofactors (coenzymes); and 3, conversion of an enzyme precursor (proenzyme or zymogen) to an active enzyme.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
Serum serine proteases which participate in COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. They are activated when complexed with the MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN, therefore also known as Mannose-binding protein-Associated Serine Proteases (MASPs). They cleave COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 to form C4b2a, the CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE.
A group of inherited disorders of the ADRENAL GLANDS, caused by enzyme defects in the synthesis of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) and/or ALDOSTERONE leading to accumulation of precursors for ANDROGENS. Depending on the hormone imbalance, congenital adrenal hyperplasia can be classified as salt-wasting, hypertensive, virilizing, or feminizing. Defects in STEROID 21-HYDROXYLASE; STEROID 11-BETA-HYDROXYLASE; STEROID 17-ALPHA-HYDROXYLASE; 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASES); TESTOSTERONE 5-ALPHA-REDUCTASE; or steroidogenic acute regulatory protein; among others, underlie these disorders.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
The class of all enzymes catalyzing oxidoreduction reactions. The substrate that is oxidized is regarded as a hydrogen donor. The systematic name is based on donor:acceptor oxidoreductase. The recommended name will be dehydrogenase, wherever this is possible; as an alternative, reductase can be used. Oxidase is only used in cases where O2 is the acceptor. (Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992, p9)
An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Biologically active substances whose activities affect or play a role in the functioning of the immune system.

Familial anglo-oedema--a particularly severe form. (1/297)

A case of hereditary angio-oedema is described together with the family history and manifestations in the father of the patient. The problems encountered in his management are discussed, including tracheostomy and genetic counselling.  (+info)

Consumption of C4b-binding protein (C4BP) during in vivo activation of the classical complement pathway. (2/297)

C4BP has a central role in regulating the classical complement (C') pathway, but it is still uncertain whether or not it is consumed during in vivo complement activation. Attempts to demonstrate changes in C4BP plasma levels in systemic lupus erythematosus and essential mixed cryoglobulinaemia have failed, probably due to up-regulation of this protein during the inflammatory reaction. We have studied one patient with severe post-transfusion complement-mediated anaphylaxis (CMA), and 67 patients with hereditary C1 inhibitor deficiency (hereditary angioedema (HAE)). The first of these two conditions is characterized by the absence of systemic inflammatory reaction and the second by acute and chronic activation of the C' classical pathway. C4BP, C4BP-C4b complex, and soluble terminal C' complex (sC5b-9) were measured in the patients' plasmas by ELISA techniques and C3a and C4a by radioimmunoassays. In CMA, 15 min after the transfusion, there was a massive C' activation, with increases in C4a, C3a, sC5b-9, C4BP-C4b complexes and decreases in C4, C3 and C4BP. All parameters reverted to preinfusion values within 24 h. Depletion of C4 was correlated with that of C4BP. In patients with HAE, the median value of C4BP (83% range 54-165) was significantly lower (P < 0.0001) than in normal controls (99% range 70-159), with no difference between patients in remission or during acute attacks. C4BP-C4b complexes could not be detected in HAE patients. The results of this study indicate that C4BP is consumed in vivo during acute, and possibly during chronic activation of the C' classical pathway, and that this protein, after interaction with C4b, not longer circulates in plasma.  (+info)

The promoter of the C1 inhibitor gene contains a polypurine.polypyrimidine segment that enhances transcriptional activity. (3/297)

The C1 inhibitor (C1INH) promoter is unusual in two respects: 1) It contains no TATA sequence, but instead contains a TdT-like initiator element (Inr) at nucleotides -3 to +5; 2) it contains a polypurine.polypyrimidine tract between nucleotides -17 and -45. Disruption of the Inr by the introduction of point mutations reduced promoter activity by 40%. A TATA element inserted at nucleotide -30 in the wild-type promoter and in promoter constructs containing the mutated Inr led to a 2-fold increase in basal promoter activity. Previous studies suggested that the potential hinged DNA-forming polypurine.polypyrimidine tract might be important in the regulation of C1INH promoter activity. The present studies indicate that this region is capable of such intramolecular triple helix formation. Disruption of the polypurine.polypyrimidine sequence by substitution of 5 of the 23 cytosine residues with adenine prevented triple helix formation. Site-directed mutagenesis experiments demonstrate that the regulation of promoter activity is independent of hinged DNA-forming capacity but requires an intact AC box (ACCCTNNNNNACCCT) or the overlapping PuF binding site (GGGTGGG). The C1INH gene also contains a number of potential regulatory elements, including an Sp-1 and an hepatocyte nuclear factor-1 binding site and a CAAT box. The role of these elements in regulation of the C1INH promoter was examined. Elimination of the hepatocyte nuclear factor-1 site at nucleotides -94 to -81 by truncation reduced the activity of the promoter by approximately 50%. Similarly, site-directed mutations that disrupt this site reduce promoter activity by 70%.  (+info)

Adjuvant treatment of severe acute pancreatitis with C1 esterase inhibitor concentrate after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. (4/297)

BACKGROUND: With an incidence of 4%, acute pancreatitis is a common complication of bone marrow or peripheral haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality in these patients. In most cases, the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis cannot be attributed to a single pathogenetic factor, as treatment toxicity, acute graft versus host disease, infection, and cholestasis may all contribute. Acute pancreatitis is characterised by inflammation and activation of digestive proenzymes leading to autodigestive destruction of the pancreas and systemic activation of protease cascades including the complement system. AIM: To describe the effects of human C1 esterase inhibitor in two children, who developed severe acute pancreatitis with considerable complement activation after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. METHODS: Both children showed clinical features resembling those observed in capillary leakage syndrome. In both patients, treatment with C1 esterase inhibitor concentrate contributed to a rapid clinical stabilisation. CONCLUSIONS: These observations strongly support the proposed pathophysiological concept that early treatment with C1 esterase inhibitor interferes with the activation of the complement system in acute pancreatitis. Inhibition of complement activation prevents its adverse effects on vascular function and permeability, and thus stabilises intravascular fluid status and prevents multiorgan failure in acute pancreatitis.  (+info)

C1q and C4b bind simultaneously to CR1 and additively support erythrocyte adhesion. (5/297)

Previously, we showed that soluble C1q bound specifically to CR1 on transfected cells. If the CR1-C1q interaction were to participate in immune complex clearance, then this interaction should support E adhesion. Using a tip plate adhesion assay, we found that immobilized C1q mediated adhesion of human E. E binding to C1q was specifically inhibited by polyclonal anti-CR1 Fab fragments. Intact C1 was not efficient as an adherence ligand until it was treated with EDTA or the C1 inhibitor to remove the C1r2C1s2 complex from C1, leaving C1q. Titration of C1q alone, C4b alone, and C1q + C4b indicated that the two complement ligands were additive in their ability to support CR1-mediated adhesion of E. Analysis of binding to immobilized CR1 using a BIAcore instrument documented that C1q, C4b, and C3b binding were independent events. Additionally, C1q-dependent binding of immune complexes and heat-aggregated IgG to E was documented. These experiments confirm that the immune adherence receptor in humans, CR1, is the single receptor for all of the opsonic ligands of complement, provide evidence for a single C1q binding site on LHR-D of CR1, and suggest that C1q may participate in immune clearance.  (+info)

Complement activation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without nephritis. (6/297)

OBJECTIVE: To study the association between disease activity and complement activation prospectively in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-one SLE patients were examined monthly for 1 yr. Disease activity, autoantibodies, conventional complement tests and the following complement activation products were investigated: C1rs-C1inh complexes, C4bc, Bb, C3a, C3bc, C5a and the terminal SC5b-9 complement complex (TCC). RESULTS: Modest variation in disease activity was noted. None of the patients had nephritis. Flare was observed at 27 visits. Four patients had anti-C1q antibodies in conjunction with modestly low C1q concentrations. The complement parameters were rather constant during the observation period. Slightly to moderately decreased C4 (0.05-0.10 g/l) was found in 10 patients and severely decreased C4 (<0.05 g/l) in seven patients. Decreased C4 was not associated with increased complement activation. Complement activation products were either normal or slightly elevated. TCC was the only activation product correlating significantly with score for disease activity at flare. None of the variables tested predicted flares. CONCLUSION: Complement tests are of limited importance in routine examination of SLE without nephritis, although TCC is suggested to be one of the most sensitive markers for disease activity.  (+info)

Hepatitis C virus NS3 serine protease interacts with the serpin C1 inhibitor. (7/297)

Both NS3 protein (1007-1657) and its protease moiety (NS3p, 1027-1207) were able to interact in vitro with C1 Inhibitor (C1Inh) to give a 95-kDa Mr C1Inh cleavage product similar to that obtained upon proteolysis by complement protease C1s. High-Mr reaction products were also detected after incubation of C1Inh with NS3 but not with NS3p; they correspond to ester-bonded complexes from their hydroxylamine lability. Similar reactivity of NS3 was observed upon incubation with alpha2-antiplasmin. Serpin cleavage was prevented by treatment of NS3 with synthetic serine protease inhibitors. This interaction between viral NS3 and host serpins suggests that NS3 is likely to be controlled by infected cell protease inhibitors.  (+info)

The Arthus reaction in rodents: species-specific requirement of complement. (8/297)

We induced reverse passive Arthus (RPA) reactions in the skin of rodents and found that the contribution of complement to immune complex-mediated inflammation is species specific. Complement was found to be necessary in rats and guinea pigs but not in C57BL/6J mice. In rats, within 4 h after initiation of an RPA reaction, serum alternative pathway hemolytic titers decreased significantly below basal levels, whereas classical pathway titers were unchanged. Thus the dermal reaction proceeds coincident with systemic activation of complement. The serine protease inhibitor BCX 1470, which blocks the esterolytic and hemolytic activities of the complement enzymes Cls and factor D in vitro, also blocked development of RPA-induced edema in the rat. These data support the proposal that complement-mediated processes are of major importance in the Arthus reaction in rats and guinea pigs, and suggest that BCX 1470 will be useful as an anti-inflammatory agent in diseases where complement activation is known to be detrimental.  (+info)

Activation of the C1 complex is under control of the C1-inhibitor. It forms a proteolytically inactive stoichiometric complex with the C1r or C1s proteases. May play a potentially crucial role in regulating important physiological pathways including complement activation, blood coagulation, fibrinolysis and the generation of kinins. Very efficient inhibitor of FXIIa. Inhibits chymotrypsin and kallikrein (By similarity).
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[INTRODUCTION - Changes in the bodys hormonal equilibrium may alter the frequency of angioedema attacks in patients with hereditary angioneurotic edema. We assessed the relations between the angioedema attacks and puberty, menstruation, anticoncipient pill taking, pregnancy, delivery and menopausa. We also studied the possible impact of an embryo with hereditary angioneurotic edema on the frequency of attacks during pregnancy. PATIENTS, METHODS AND RESULTS - 53 female patients were included in the study. Data was surveyed by a questionnaire and detailed gynecological examination. We pointed out that the frequency of the attacks increased in 34% of the patients during puberty, in 58% of the patients at the time of menstruation and in 63% of the contraceptive pill users. In 36% of the women the frequency decreased in the postmenopausal state. In case the pregnancy affected the disease, the embryo with hereditary angioneurotic edema increased the number of attacks during pregnancy. CONCLUSION - Our
SUMMARY. Angioneurotic edema and symptoms of intestinal obstruction developed in a woman when she was 58 years old. Surgical exploration during an attack of abdominal pain showed a segment of jejunum that was edematous and thickened and had a narrowed lumen. Analysis of the patients serum showed a reduction in C′4 activity and a marked deficiency of C′1 esterase inhibitor, the biochemical hallmarks of hereditary angioneurotic edema. There was no family history of angioneurotic edema. The patient later died from an attack of laryngeal edema. This case illustrates the need for analysis of serum for this deficiency in elderly patients with angioneurotic edema and abdominal pain even though the family history is negative. ...
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Patients with hereditary angioneurotic edema (HANE) have serum levels of functionally active inhibitor of the first component of complement (C1 INH) between 5 and 30% of normal, instead of the 50% expected from the single normal allele. Increases in rates of catabolism have been documented in patients with HANE and certainly account for some of decrease in C1 INH level. A possible role for a decrease in synthesis of C1 INH in producing serum levels of C1 INH below the expected 50% of normal has not been well studied. We studied the synthesis of C1 INH in skin fibroblast lines, which produce easily detectable amounts of C1 INH. In type I HANE cells, C1 INH synthesis was 19.6 +/- 4.0% (mean +/- SD) of normal, much less than the 50% predicted. In type II HANE cells, the total amount of C1 INH synthesis (functional and dysfunctional) was 98.9 +/- 17% of normal; the functional protein comprised 43% of the total. Thus, type II HANE cells synthesized functional C1 INH at a much greater rate than for ...
What is Angioedema? Angioneurotic Edema (now called Angioedema) is swelling in the dermis or lower layer of skin, usually occurring in the facial area, stomach, or arms and legs. It becomes more critical when it occurs in the laryngeal area as it occludes the air … [Read more...] ...
The authors draw conclusions from 22 cases with supposed acquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency angioedema but present only partial results of two cases that have no clearly documented diagnosis. Acute angioedema attacks were treated with antihistamines, corticosteroids, or epinephrine. Symptom resolution was attributed to this therapy, but the cause-and-effect relationship was not clearly demonstrated (the attacks could have resolved spontaneously). Moreover, the authors did not document these treatments with published references. They also stated that C1 inhibitor is indicated only for a limited number of patients with the hereditary form of the disease, and they cite only two old and not representative references ...
INDICATIONS. Cyklokapron is used for reducing or preventing excessive bleeding and reducing the need for blood clotting factor transfusions during or after tooth extractions in patients with hemophilia. It is also used to prevent or reduce bleeding during certain medical procedures (eg, cervical surgery) and to treat certain bleeding problems (eg, nosebleeds, bleeding inside the eye, heavy menstrual periods) in patients whose blood does not clot well. It is also used to treat hereditary angioneurotic edema. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.. INSTRUCTIONS. Use Cyklokapron as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions ...
The patient is a 33-year-old female (case provided by Dr Henriette Farkas, Hungary). At the age of 4 years the patient developed extremity edema after minor mechanical trauma that resolved spontaneously within 2 days. Subsequently, once or twice a year the patient experienced edematous episodes of several days duration involving the upper or lower extremities. Edema always resolved spontaneously and its cause could not be identified. Appendectomy was performed at the age of 7 years, and intraoperative findings included free peritoneal fluid and edematous intestines. At 10 years of age, the patient experienced facial edema after a tonsillectomy. Edema was treated with antihistamines and glucocorticoids and resolved slowly over 3 days. This event raised the suspicion of HAE. Clinical findings, a positive family history (the patients mother died of suffocation from laryngeal edema at the age of 32), and the results of complement testing (C4: 0.02 g/L [normal 0.15 to 0.55 g/L]; C1-esterase ...
The objective was to measure complement C′1-esterase inhibitor (CIINH) in a group of Vietnamese outpatients with headache. All 51 patients (7 males and 44 females), with either migraine or chronic tension-type headache, were evaluated during 1994 and 1995. Their ages ranged from 15 to 69 years old (mean age, 37.5 years). They were found to have low levels of CIINH (mean, 11 ± 2 mg/dL versus control subjects, 15 ± 2 mg/dL with p < 0.0001). Twenty patients (5 males and 15 females) were treated with a low dose of danazol, 200 mg daily for 1-2 months. The improvement of the headache coincided with the return to normal levels of CIINH in all of our patients (pretreatment, 11 ± 2 mg/dL versus posttreatment, 16 ± 2 mg/dL with p < 0.001). The levels of Clq and C4d/C4 ratios did not change as a result of treatment with danawl. Our patients may represent a form of androgen-responsive headache, which is associated with low levels of CIINH, normal levels of Clq and normal C4d/C4. It differentiated ...
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Introduction: ST elevation myocardial infarction in concurrence with angioedema, anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity, or platelet activation is an event well published in literature known as Kounis-Syndrome. Classically, these events are linked by the administration of epinephrine either intravenously or intramuscularly for the treatment of the acute immunologic response. Case Report: This particular case is a 78 year old male with history of c1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, angioedema, and hypertension presenting with angioedema. His symptoms started the previous night and were managed in the ED with methylprednisolone, diphenhydramine, and famotidine. The patient was intubated for airway protection and extubated about 24 hours later. About 48 hours after symptom onset, the patient developed acute chest pain and STEMI. He underwent PCI and stent placement after a 99.9% occlusion of the proximal LAD was identified. Discussion: This case is unique because the patient did not receive epinephrine for the
Known hypersensitivity to meloxicam or to other components of the preparation.. Inflamine shall not be administered to patients that have the symptoms of asthma, nasal polyps, angioneurotic edema or hives, are associated with the use of aspirin or other NSAIDs, are possible because cross hypersensitivity reactions.. Also contraindications are:. ...
Recurring episodes of noninflammatory swelling of the skin, mucous membranes, viscera, and brain, occasionally accompanied by arthralgia, purpura, or fever. Also called angioedema, atrophedema, Bannisters disease, giant urticaria, Quinckes disease. See also: anaphylactic reaction ...
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The individual in this case, a Sergeant in the U. S. Army, was stationed on the island of Leyte in the Philippines from about November 25, 1944 to December 10, 1944. While there, he bathed in a slow-running stream. Snails were noted along the banks and native villages bordered the river. About December 16 he noted angioneurotic swellings which appeared first about both eyes and then involved the entire face. This lasted three days and was associated with chills and fever. The temperature ranged from 100° to 103°F. The fever lasted for two weeks and was followed by a dry nocturnal cough which persisted for three weeks. With the pyrexia, the patient experienced weakness and anorexia. At the same time that the cough appeared, about January 1, 1945, grouped pruritic papules developed on the right subchondral wall. A similar small cluster developed on the right side of the scrotal sac, but disappeared after four days.
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Our patient and those of Agnello et al. had identical clinical symptoms such as erythema multiforme, arthralgias and angioneurotic edema and both differed from systemic lupus erthematosus in several important points, i.e., in spite of marked hypocomp
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Gastro-intestinal side effects of biologically active cate- cholamines are shown prognostic benefit was tolerating it causes. He is ten days after ingestion of action in a respiratory tract. Adverse effects are inadequate ventilation for the heart failure. In normotensive non-smoking women, balloon tamponade or intravenously to the patient is common side effects. Diphenoxylate is not all commercially avail- able to vary the occurrence of water retention. It is discontinued if the usual therapeutic index of early in the use. It is added to suppress ventricu- lar meshwork and pruritus have different drugs can cause death. On examination, a combination chemotherapy is excreted is also a maintenance infusion. Currently available, since enzyme can celexa be taken with food that have some of dietary protein bound In addition to thrive. It is related to diet reduces the mechanism of hereditary angioneurotic oedema. The camptothecins, and her on the bile is longer t1/2 of can you stop taking wellbutrin ...
Gunatilake, S.Sihindi.Chapa.; Wimalaratna, H., 2015: Angioedema as the first presentation of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma--an unusual case with normal C1 esterase inhibitor level: a case report
The reported incidence of allergic reactions to all penicillins ranges from 0.7 to 10 percent in different studies (see Warnings). Sensitization is usually the result of previous treatment with a penicillin, but some individuals have had immediate reactions when first treated. In such cases, it is postulated that prior exposure to penicillin may have occurred via trace amounts present in milk or vaccines.. Two types of allergic reactions to penicillin are noted clinically - immediate and delayed.. Immediate reactions usually occur within 20 minutes of administration and range in severity from urticaria and pruritus to angioneurotic edema, laryngospasm, bronchospasm, hypotension, vascular collapse and death (see Warnings). Such immediate anaphylactic reactions are very rare and usually occur after parenteral therapy, but a few cases of anaphylaxis have been reported following oral therapy. Another type of immediate reaction, an accelerated reaction, may occur between 20 minutes and 48 hours after ...
Results Orolingual angio-oedema was observed in 42 patients (7.9%; 95% CI 5.5% to 10.6%), ranging from 5 to 189 min after initiation of tPA (median 65 min). 12% of the angio-oedema cases were severe (1% of all patients treated with tPA), requiring urgent advanced airway management. 172 patients (33%) were taking ACE-I. In multifactorial analyses, only prior ACE-I treatment remained a significant independent predictor of angio-oedema (odds ratio (OR) 2.3; 95% CI 1.1 to 4.7).. ...
Do not take Captopril if:. ■ You are allergic (hypersensitive) to Captopril, ACE Inhibitors or any of the other ingredients of this medicine or other ACE inhibitors (see Section 6 Contents of the pack and other information). ■ You are more than 3 months pregnant (it is also better to avoid Captopril in early pregnancy - see Pregnancy and breast-feeding section). ■ You have a history of suffering from swelling of the deeper layers of the skin caused by a build-up of fluid relating to previous treatment with an ACE Inhibitor (angioneurotic oedema). ■ You suffer from an inherited swelling of the deeper layers of the skin caused by a build-up of fluid or without an identifiable cause (hereditary or idiopathic angioedema). ■ If you are breast-feeding (see Pregnancy and breast-feeding section). ■ If you have diabetes or impaired kidney function and you are treated with a blood pressure lowering medicine containing aliskiren. Warnings and precautions. If you are taking any of the ...
CIMZIA® was studied in 4,049 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in controlled and open label trials for up to 92 months. The commonly reported adverse reactions (1-10%) in clinical trials with CIMZIA® and post-marketing were viral infections (includes herpes, papillomavirus, influenza), bacterial infections (including abscess), rash, headache (including migraine), asthaenia, leukopaenia (including lymphopaenia, neutropaenia), eosinophilic disorder, pain (any sites), pyrexia, sensory abnormalities, hypertension, pruritus (any sites), hepatitis (including hepatic enzyme increase), injection site reactions, and nausea. Serious adverse reactions include sepsis, opportunistic infections, tuberculosis, herpes zoster, lymphoma, leukaemia, solid organ tumours, angioneurotic oedema, cardiomyopathies (includes heart failure), ischemic coronary artery disorders, pancytopaenia, hypercoagulation (including thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism), cerebrovascular accident, vasculitis, ...
The present invention relates to the use of interferon and/or interleukin-6 to increase intravascular C1 inhibitor concentrations in patients exhibiting or at risk for a C1 inhibitor deficiency. Therapeutic compositions containing interferon and/or interleukin-6 are also disclosed.
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We measured hair and plasma concentrations of isoniazid among sixteen children with tuberculosis who underwent personal or video-assisted directly observed therapy and thus had 100% adherence. This study therefore defined typical isoniazid exposure parameters after two months of treatment among fully-adherent patients in both hair and plasma (plasma area under the concentration-time curve, AUC, estimated using pharmacokinetic data collected 0, 2, 4, and 6 hours after drug administration). We found that INH levels in hair among highly-adherent individuals did not correlate well with plasma AUC or trough concentrations, suggesting that each measure may provide incremental and complementary information regarding drug exposure in the context of TB treatment ...
1982 55-7; Dec;72(6):50-52. Infectious processes that can cause acute upper airway obstruction in adults include Ludwigs angina, retropharyngeal infection, acute epiglottis, diphtheria, tetanus, and peritonsillar abscess. They are uncommon but potentially lethal. Ludwigs angina in particular quickly progresses to airway obstruction. In most cases, the mainstays of management are antibiotics, surgical drainage, and if necessary, airway maintenance by tracheostomy, cricothyrotomy, or nasotracheal or endotracheal intubation. Hereditary angioneurotic edema causes episodes of laryngeal edema that may lead to suffocation. In an acute episode the airway must be maintained by endotracheal intubation.. Not available online.. ...
In conjunction with CYANOKIT, treatment of cyanide poisoning must include immediate attention to airway patency, adequacy of oxygenation and hydration, cardiovascular support, and management of seizures. Consideration should be given to decontamination measures based on the route of exposure. Use caution in the management of patients with known anaphylactic reactions to hydroxocobalamin or cyanocobalamin. Consider alternative therapies, if available.. Allergic reactions may include: anaphylaxis, chest tightness, edema, urticaria, pruritus, dyspnea, and rash. Allergic reactions including angioneurotic edema have also been reported in postmarketing experience.. Cases of acute renal failure with acute tubular necrosis, renal impairment, and urine calcium oxalate crystals have been reported. In some situations, hemodialysis was required to achieve recovery. Regular monitoring of renal function, including but not limited to blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine, should be performed for 7 ...
Subjects age ranged from 4 to 58 years (33 + 15 years), composed by 11 females (n=91,7%) and 1 male (n=8,3%). DNA sequencing revealed a new mutation in the exon 7 of the SERPING1 gene, a deletion of one single base in heterozygosis (c.1104delA) leading to the frameshift alteration p.D69fsX96. This mutation was found in seven of the 12 patients (all females), all of them presenting clinical symptoms and low C1-INH plasma levels. The other five family members who reported themselves as symptomatic did not show altered levels of C4, C1q, or C1INH, and gene mutation was not found in these subjects. ...
Educational Resources provides the following:. The mannose binding lectin pathway: function and diseases The MBL pathway demystified for clinicians. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and complement regulatory protein deficiencies An excellent overview of this new phenotype associated with complement disorders. Adult hypogammaglobulinemia: CVID and thymoma Common variable immune deficiency review. The genetics and the association with thymoma are particularly well reviewed. European Consensus Document - C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency A very comprehensive document covering diagnosis, pathophysiology and therapy. Practice Parameters: Primary Immunodeficiencies An excellent overview of accepted diagnosis and treatment. Complement Deficiencies A brief overview of the clinical manifestations and inheritance. Fetal and Neonatal Immunologic Development A comparison of the onset of different immunologic effector arms. Primary Immunodeficiencies A table of common immunodeficiencies suitable for ...
Urticaria is a common illness affecting up to 20% of people (one in 5 people) at some point in their lives. Urticaria presents with highly itchy raised skin reactions known as weals (also known as hives) that may be round or ring-shaped, and may join together. They come and go within hours. Weals can also appear as raised lines after scratching. They can appear anywhere on the skin. Individual weals typically disappear of their own accord within 24 hours without a trace but the condition lasts longer. Angio-oedema, swelling deep to the skin, often occurs in urticaria. Angio-oedema usually affects soft areas of skin, such as the eyelids, lips or inside the mouth but may occur anywhere. These swellings often take longer to clear and tend to be painful rather than itchy. Urticaria may present with weals alone, angio-oedema or both together.. If angio-oedema occurs without weals it may be an inherited illness called hereditary angio-oedema. This is a different problem to urticaria. It can be ...
Urticaria is a common illness affecting up to 20% of people (one in 5 people) at some point in their lives. Urticaria presents with highly itchy raised skin reactions known as weals (also known as hives) that may be round or ring-shaped, and may join together. They come and go within hours. Weals can also appear as raised lines after scratching. They can appear anywhere on the skin. Individual weals typically disappear of their own accord within 24 hours without a trace but the condition lasts longer. Angio-oedema, swelling deep to the skin, often occurs in urticaria. Angio-oedema usually affects soft areas of skin, such as the eyelids, lips or inside the mouth but may occur anywhere. These swellings often take longer to clear and tend to be painful rather than itchy. Urticaria may present with weals alone, angio-oedema or both together.. If angio-oedema occurs without weals it may be an inherited illness called hereditary angio-oedema. This is a different problem to urticaria. It can be ...
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As measured by centralized, standardized computer tomographic (CT) lung densitometry. CT scans were acquired at 2 inspiration states: TLC (Total Lung Capacity; ie, full inspiration) and FRC (Functional Residual Capacity; ie, full expiration). Results were adjusted for total lung volume and are presented as point estimates for the average rate of decline in the early start and delayed start subgroups from a linear random regression model with country, inspiration state (only for TLC and FRC state), time (time elapsed since Day 1 [CE1226_4001]), treatment and treatment by time interaction as fixed effects and subject and subject by time interaction as random coefficients ...
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an inherited disorder caused by a specific mutation in the affected persons genetic code. The gene in question is located on chromosome 11 and is responsible for the production of an enzyme known as C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH). C1-INH is an important protein that regulates a variety of metabolic processes in the body. As a result of the underlying genetic mutation, persons suffering from HAE either produce too little C1-INH or a type of C1-INH that does not function properly. One of the effects of C1-INH is to prevent an excessive production of bradykinin in response to inflammation, coagulation reactions and other processes in the body. Bradykinin acts to increase the permeability of the blood vessel walls ...
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Rarely, angioedema occurs because of a genetic fault that you inherit from your parents.. The fault affects the gene responsible for the production of a substance called C1 esterase inhibitor. If you dont have enough of this, the immune system can occasionally misfire and cause angioedema.. The swelling may happen randomly, or it may be triggered by:. ...
Rarely, angioedema occurs because of a genetic fault that you inherit from your parents.. The fault affects the gene responsible for the production of a substance called C1 esterase inhibitor. If you dont have enough of this, the immune system can occasionally misfire and cause angioedema.. The swelling may happen randomly, or it may be triggered by:. ...
Abstract C1 inhibitor (C1INH) is a serpin that regulates both complement and contact (kallikrein-kinin) system activation. It consists of a serpin domain that is highly homologous ..
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... complement c1 inactivator proteins MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920.250.500 - complement c1 inhibitor protein MeSH D12.776.124.486. ... complement c3b inactivator proteins MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920.325.200 - complement factor h MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920. ... complement factor b MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920 - complement inactivator proteins MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920.124 - antigens ... complement c1 MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.050.270 - complement c1q MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.050.280 - complement c1r MeSH D12.776. ...
C4b-binding protein inhibits the haemolytic function of cell-bound C4b. C4b-binding protein and C3b inactivator control the C3 ... In the classical pathway, this is by sequential proteolytic activation of proteins within the C1 complex (C1q, C1r, C1s) in ... complement receptor 1 (CR1), C4b-binding protein and Factor H. Convertase assembly is suppressed by the proteolytic cleavage of ... "Modulation of the Classical Pathway C3 Convertase by Plasma Proteins C4 Binding Protein and C3b Inactivator". Proc Natl Acad ...
... there are several different kinds of regulatory proteins that disrupt the complement activation process: *Complement Receptor 1 ... "Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and demonstration of an absolute requirement for the serum ... CFHR5 (Complement Factor H-Related protein 5) is able to bind to act as a cofactor for factor I, has decay accelerating ... Factor I requires a C3b-binding protein cofactor such as complement factor H, CR1, or Membrane Cofactor of Proteolysis (MCP or ...
C1-inhibitor) -- a serine protease inhibitor (serpin) protein, the main function of which is the inhibition of the complement ... Complement c1 inactivator proteins (C1-inhibitor) C1-inhibitor. also called Complement c1 inactivator proteins and has 6 more ... This way, C1-inh prevents the proteolytic cleavage of later complement components C4 and C2 by C1 and MBL. created by factobot ... irreversibly binds to and inactivates C1r and C1s proteinases in the C1 complex of classical pathway of complement. created by ...
Purified FXII in the absence or presence of antithrombin and/or C1 esterase inhibitor as well as plasma was exposed for 1 to ... Complement C1 Inactivator Proteins / pharmacology* * Factor XII / drug effects* * Factor XIIa / drug effects* ... Purified FXII in the absence or presence of antithrombin and/or C1 esterase inhibitor as well as plasma was exposed for 1 to ... In the liquid phase, beta-FXIIa was detected after 2.5 seconds and, 12 seconds later, FXIIa and FXIa in complex with the C1 ...
Complement C1s. Complement C1 Inhibitor Protein. Complement C1 Inactivator Proteins. Immunologic Factors. Physiological Effects ... Complement C4 Serum Levels [ Time Frame: Pre-infusion to 1 hour post-infusion ]. Change in complement C4 serum levels from pre- ... Nanofiltered C1-esterase inhibitor for the acute management and prevention of hereditary angioedema attacks due to C1-inhibitor ... Open-Label C1 Esterase Inhibitor (C1INH-nf) for the Treatment of Acute Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Attacks (CHANGE 2). The ...
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... whereas acquired angioedema type 2 is characterized by anti-C1 inhibitor antibodies, and has not been thought to be asso ... Acquired angioedema type 1 is characterized by a C1 inhibitor deficiency in patients with lymphoproliferative disorders, ... Complement C1 Inactivator Proteins / analysis, immunology*. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Female. Follow-Up Studies. ... 0/Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic; 0/Complement C1 Inactivator Proteins; 0/Immunoglobulin A; 0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin M ...
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  • Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is caused by a deficiency in C1 esterase inhibitor and is characterized by sudden attacks of edema associated with discomfort and pain. (biomedsearch.com)
  • PURPOSE: Acquired angioedema type 1 is characterized by a C1 inhibitor deficiency in patients with lymphoproliferative disorders, whereas acquired angioedema type 2 is characterized by anti-C1 inhibitor antibodies, and has not been thought to be associated with lymphoproliferative disease. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The pathophysiological correlate of this disease is a deficiency in functionally active C1-Esterase Inhibitor (C1-INH). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Acquired angioedema associated with hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency. (cdc.gov)
  • Bradykinin-mediated hereditary angioedema (non-estrogen-dependent) without C1 inhibitor deficiency. (cdc.gov)
  • Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH). (bvsalud.org)
  • AAE occurs due to the acquired deficiency of inhibitor of C1 component of complement (C1 INH). (bvsalud.org)
  • C1 esterase inhibitor (inactivator) deficiency is the most common of the inherited complement component deficiencies. (viracor-eurofins.com)
  • HAE due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency is comprised of two clinically indistinguishable forms. (abcam.com)
  • 12 A complement deficiency that is a functional deficiency in the complement component C1 inhibitor leading to hereditary angioedema (HAE) involving swelling due to leakage of fluid from blood vessels into connective tissue. (malacards.org)
  • C1 Inhibitor Deficiency, also known as angioedemas, hereditary , is related to acquired angioedema and hereditary angioedema , and has symptoms including edema and peau d'orange . (malacards.org)
  • An important gene associated with C1 Inhibitor Deficiency is SERPING1 (Serpin Family G Member 1), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Formation of Fibrin Clot (Clotting Cascade) and Immune response Lectin induced complement pathway . (malacards.org)
  • Less than 40% of the reference functional activity indicates a likely diagnosis of hereditary angioedema or acquired C1 Inhibitor deficiency. (geisingermedicallabs.com)
  • Complement component 3 deficiency is a rare, genetic, primary immunodeficiency characterized by susceptibility to infection (mainly by gram negative bacteria) due to extremely low C3 plasma levels. (mendelian.co)
  • Laboratory serum analysis reveals, in addition to factor H deficiency, decreased complement factor B, properin, complement C3 and terminal complement components. (mendelian.co)
  • Immunodeficiency due to a classical component pathway complement deficiency is a primary immunodeficiency due to a deficiency in either complement components C1q, C1r, C1s, C2 or C4 characterized by increased susceptibility to bacterial infections, particularly with encapsulated bacteria, and increased risk for autoimmune disease. (mendelian.co)
  • A deficiency of this inhibitor results in a lack of inhibition of C1r and C1s leading to uncontrolled activation of the complement cascade and angioedema. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • C1-INH/SERPING1 deficiency is associated with hereditary angioneurotic oedema (HANE). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Objective: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare autosomal-dominant disease characterized by recurring attacks of nonpruritic, nonpitting edema caused by an inherited deficiency or dysfunction in the C1 esterase inhibitor (C1 INH). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Angioedema can be classified into three forms: a) an idiopathic form with unknown pathogenetic mechanisms, b) an extrinsic factor-induced form (due to histamine [IgE- and non IgE- triggered] or kinin-mediated pathophysiology), and c) a hereditary/acquired form associated with C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency or dysfunction (5). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • HAE is caused by a deficiency of the C1 esterase inhibitor protein, which is present in blood and helps control inflammation (swelling) and parts of the immune system. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 1,2) Hereditary and acquired cases usually result from a deficiency of C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, which causes an accumulation of bradykinin, leading to soft tissue oedema. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Hereditary and acquired angioedema: problems and progress: proceedings of the third C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency workshop and beyond. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency is a hereditary condition where reduced activity of C1 inhibitor leads to episodic angioedema, often triggered by stress, trauma and surgery. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • While functional anti-FceRIa and anti-lgE have the potential to play a role in histamine-mediated angioedema, C1 inhibitor (INH) deficiency or dysfunction, sometimes due to anti-C1 INH, plays a role in bradykinin (BK)-mediated angioedema. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency: Patient registry and approach to the prevalence in Spain. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • We studied the clinical features, complement profiles, and associated diseases in 19 new patients with diagnosed acquired angioedema type 2. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The Effectiveness and Value of Lanadelumab and C1 Esterase Inhibitors for Prophylaxis of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks. (harvard.edu)
  • They had a familial history of angioedema and normal C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) levels, leading to the diagnosis of HAE with normal C1-INH (HAEnC1-INH) or HAE type III. (bireme.br)
  • Presence of C1-inhibitor polymers in a subset of patients suffering from hereditary angioedema. (nih.gov)
  • Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding the serine protease inhibitor (serpin) C1 inhibitor (C1-inh). (nih.gov)
  • BestBets: In patients with acute hereditary angioedema is treatment with C1 esterase inhibitor better than fresh frozen plasma? (bestbets.org)
  • In the UK C1 inhibitor is licensed for use in acute hereditary angioedema attacks and despite a lack of clinical trials it is recommended for use over fresh frozen plasma. (bestbets.org)
  • Despite little evidence C1 inhibitor seems to be the treatment of choice for acute hereditary angioedema attacks rather than fresh frozen plasma but more trials need to be carried out. (bestbets.org)
  • As formas de angioedema com deficiência de C1-INH são divididas em hereditárias e adquiridas. (bvsalud.org)
  • People with a condition called hereditary angioedema do not have enough of this protein. (wellspan.org)
  • Complement C1 esterase inhibitor is used in people with hereditary angioedema. (wellspan.org)
  • C1 esterase is decreased in angioedema. (geisingermedicallabs.com)
  • Approximately 15% of patients with hereditary angioedema have a normal concentration of the protein but it is dysfunctional. (geisingermedicallabs.com)
  • 15 Feb 2018 According to a Shire media release, based on the data of LEVP 2006-1, LEVP 2006-4, 0624-203 and 0624-301 studies, U.S. FDA has accepted the CINRYZE (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) sBLA to expand the currently approved indication to include children aged 6 years and older with hereditary angioedema (HAE). (springer.com)
  • Food and Drug Administration today approved Haegarda, the first C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Human) for subcutaneous (under the skin) administration to prevent Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) attacks in adolescent and adult patients. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Several surfaces that have the capacity for initiating FXII contact activation have been identified, including misfolded protein aggregates, collagen, nucleic acids, and platelet and microbial polyphosphate. (bireme.br)
  • These results suggest continuing complement activation in these diseases. (ox.ac.uk)
  • C4c reacts with C1 and C2 to form C3 convertase of the classic activation pathway. (cellsciences.com)
  • Function: Activation of the C1 complex is under control of the C1-inhibitor. (abcam.com)
  • May play a potentially crucial role in regulating important physiological pathways including complement activation, blood coagulation, fibrinolysis and the generation of kinins. (abcam.com)
  • One molecule of IgM can activate complement but activation of IgG is with the help of cross linking 2 molecules. (periobasics.com)
  • Complement activation product MAC was present in the normal rat eye, and intraocular injection of zymosan induced severe anterior uveitis. (arvojournals.org)
  • Complement activation provides an effective host defense mechanism against foreign organisms by generating effector molecules, which are involved in cell death and in immune and inflammatory responses. (arvojournals.org)
  • 1 Although complement activation is a valuable first-line defense against potential pathogens, complement activation products have been reported to be spontaneously and continuously deposited on self-tissue in small amounts under normal conditions and in larger quantities during inflammatory reactions. (arvojournals.org)
  • 2 Normally, damage to autologous tissue by complement is limited by several widely distributed membrane-associated glycoproteins that act on discrete steps of complement activation by interfering with C3 and C5 convertases and membrane attack complex (MAC) activity. (arvojournals.org)
  • Groups A and B streptococci also secrete proteins and/or enzymes that inhibit the activation of the complement system or chemotaxis cause. (meta.org)
  • C3b, the larger fragment, becomes covalently attached to the microbial surface or to the antibody molecules through the thioester domain at the site of complement activation. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the classical pathway, this is by sequential proteolytic activation of proteins within the C1 complex (C1q, C1r, C1s) in response to binding to CRP or immunoglobulin, and in the lectin pathway it is driven by mannose binding lectin and its associated serine proteases (MASPs, particularly MASP2 but also MASP1). (wikipedia.org)
  • Properdin (Factor P) is the only known positive regulator of complement activation that stabilizes the alternative C3 convertase (C3bBb). (wikipedia.org)
  • Activation of the complement pathways. (medscape.com)
  • C-reactive protein (CRP, not shown) leads to classic pathway activation analogous to lectin pathway activation by MBL and ficolins. (medscape.com)
  • Binding of factor H to C3b increases its inactivation by factor I. Properdin stabilizes it, preventing its inactivation by factors H and I. The alternate pathway does not result in a truly nonspecific activation of complement because it requires specific types of compounds for activation. (medscape.com)
  • Activation of complements leads to inflammation and localize the antigen or cause lysis. (labpedia.net)
  • Various cell types express surface membrane glycoproteins that react with one or more of the fragments of C3 produced during complement activation and degradation. (labpedia.net)
  • After the creation of C5 convertase (either as (C3b) 2 BbP or C4b2a3b from the classical pathway), the complement system follows the same path regardless of the means of activation (alternative, classical, or lectin). (wikipedia.org)
  • Up to C5, activation involves prote- The term 'complement' refers to the ability of olytic cleavage, liberating smaller fragments these proteins, to complement (augment) the from C2 through C5 except for C2, where for effects of other components of the immune historical reasons the larger fragment that re- system (e. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • Because HM-1 is expected to have low Fab-Fc flexibility, this molecular feature is probably of no importance for complement activation. (pianolarge.ml)
  • Complement 1 inhibitor (C1-INH) * is a critically important protein that controls activation of multiple plasma mediator pathways ( 1 ). (rupress.org)
  • C1-INH is a known inhibitor of kinin generating (kallikrein), fibrinolytic (plasmin), and contact activation (intrinsic) pathway of the coagulation cascade (factor XIIa, XIIf, and factor XIa) ( 1 , 6 - 9 ). (rupress.org)
  • Recently, it has been shown to be an inhibitor of the mannan-binding lectin pathway of complement activation, inhibiting mannan-binding lectin-associated serine proteases (MASPs) in that pathway ( 10 ). (rupress.org)
  • Regulation of complement activation by C-reactive protein: targeting of the inhibitory activity of C4b-binding protein. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Plasma complement components and activation fragments: associations with age-related macular degeneration genotypes and phenotypes. (umassmed.edu)
  • Inadequate complement activation becomes a disease cause, as in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, C3 glomerulopathies, and systemic lupus erythematosus. (frontiersin.org)
  • A gene on chromosome 11q12-q13.1 that encodes a highly glycosylated plasma protein which regulates the complement cascade by inhibiting activated C1r and C1s, thereby preventing complement activation. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 05). The results of our study suggest that anti-beta2GPI antibodies may play a role in GMT formation, and this process might involve complement activation. (labome.org)
  • It inhibits complement activation at the yeast surface and, in addition, mediates adhesion of C. albicans to host endothelial cells. (labome.org)
  • While a role for the complement system on innate as well as adaptive immunity has been documented, the implication of complement activation on the onset of the anti-FVIII immune response is unknown. (haematologica.org)
  • Interestingly, complement activation rescued the endocytosis of the FVIII C1 domain triple mutant. (haematologica.org)
  • Serum glycoproteins participating in the host defense mechanism of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION that creates the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. (wakehealth.edu)
  • They are enzymes in the various COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION pathways. (childrensmercy.org)
  • however, dysregulation of complement activation can cause onset and progression of numerous inflammatory diseases. (frontiersin.org)
  • A unique feature of convertases is their covalent attachment to target cells, which effectively confines complement activation to the cell surface. (frontiersin.org)
  • Unwanted complement activation on the body's own cells is a key pathological driver in a wide spectrum of immune diseases including autoimmune, inflammatory, and degenerative diseases ( 3 - 5 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • For current and future development of therapeutic complement inhibitors, knowledge of complement activation and how it can be regulated is of great importance. (frontiersin.org)
  • The binding of antibody to its antigen triggers the complement system through the so-called classical pathway. (periobasics.com)
  • Novel approach to control and regulate the classical complement pathway : highly specific inhibition of C1q globular head binding to human IgG using an engineered single chain antibody variable fragment : recruiting C1q to HER2neu positive cells. (musc.edu)
  • Zymosan, a known activator of the alternative pathway of complement system was injected into the anterior chamber of the eye of Lewis rats. (arvojournals.org)
  • Since C3 convertases cleave C3 to produce C3b which can then form an additional C3 convertase through the alternative pathway, this is a potential mechanism of signal amplification in the complement cascade resulting in the deposition of large numbers of C3b molecules on the surface of activating particles, enabling opsonisation and acute local inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a membrane protein and regulates also C5 convertase of the classical and alternative pathway. (wikipedia.org)
  • C4 binding protein (C4BP) interferes with the assembly of the membrane-bound C3 convertase of the classical pathway. (wikipedia.org)
  • This unit describes several assay methods that can be used to determine the functional status of the classical pathway of complement and to quantitate its component proteins. (currentprotocols.com)
  • This pathway consists of proteins known by the term "Factors" like Factor B, Factor D. (epomedicine.com)
  • The classical pathway consists of 4 proteins C1, C2, C3 and C4. (epomedicine.com)
  • The lectin pathway consists of C2, C3, C4 and some calcium-dependent lectin family proteins which are homologous to C1 component. (epomedicine.com)
  • Depending on the nature of complement activators, the classic pathway, the alternative pathway, or the more recently discovered lectin pathway is activated predominantly to produce C3 convertase. (medscape.com)
  • The alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune system 's natural defense against infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alternative pathway is one of three complement pathways that opsonize and kill pathogens. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pathway is triggered when the C3b protein directly binds a microbe . (wikipedia.org)
  • This convertase, the alternative pathway C3-convertase, although only produced in small amounts, can cleave multiple C3 proteins into C3a and C3b. (wikipedia.org)
  • the noglobulin G (IgG) (IgG1, IgG2, IgG3 not system makes up an effective host im- IgG4) activate or fix complement via the clas- mune defense long before specific host sical pathway. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • We studied complement 1 inhibitor (C1-INH) as an inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway. (rupress.org)
  • C1-INH prevented lysis, induced by the alternative complement pathway, of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) erythrocytes in human serum. (rupress.org)
  • Removal of C1-INH from serum, in the presence of Mg-EGTA with an anti-C1-INH immunoabsorbant, markedly increased alternative-pathway lysis. (rupress.org)
  • Because the alternative complement pathway has many features in common with the classical complement pathway, and because many proteins of that pathway function in a manner analogous to proteins of the classical pathway, we studied the role of the C1-INH in inhibition of the alternative complement pathway. (rupress.org)
  • and factor D serves a function analogous to that of C1 of the classical pathway. (rupress.org)
  • Furthermore, using a new classical pathway convertase model, we show that these C3b-binding proteins not only block AP C3/C5 convertases but also inhibit formation of a functional classical pathway C5 convertase under well-defined conditions. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement inhibitors and immunoconglutinins in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Alpha 2-plasmin inhibitor (alpha 2-PI, a2-PI) belongs to the serpin family of inhibitors, is synthesized by the liver, and is present in plasma as a single-chain protein in approximately half the concentration of plasminogen. (medscape.com)
  • Phosphoethanolamine residues on the lipid A moiety of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lipooligosaccharide modulate binding of complement inhibitors and resistance to complement killing. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Because the deduced amino acid sequence qualified the protein as a novel member of the serpin family of serine protease inhibitors, we called it neuroserpin. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • We reason that it is the substrate binding geometry, not the catalytic mechanism of a proteinase, that dictates its reactivity with protein inhibitors. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Our models enable functional characterization of purified convertase enzymes and provide a platform for the identification and development of specific convertase inhibitors for treatment of complement-mediated disorders. (frontiersin.org)
  • All of the 3 pathways converge at a particular point in the cascade and produces a common complex called C3-convertase which cleaves the C3 component of the complement system. (epomedicine.com)
  • Each of these pathways uses different proteins. (medscape.com)
  • The classical and alternative complement pathways. (wikipedia.org)
  • Opsonization of organisms and immune vation of complement components occurs complexes for clearance by phagocyto- via three main pathways. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • The complement cascade begins via specific recognition of target cells in the classical (CP) and lectin (LP) pathways. (frontiersin.org)
  • All patients had detectable anti-C1 inhibitor antibodies in serum. (biomedsearch.com)
  • To investigate the presence of C1-inh polymers in patient plasma samples, we developed an immunological method, where monoclonal antibodies produced against polymerized C1-inh were applied in native PAGE western blotting. (nih.gov)
  • Lymphoproliferative disorders and anti-C1 INH antibodies are well-described associations. (bvsalud.org)
  • Preliminary observations on danazol therapy of systemic lupus erythematosus: effects on DNA antibodies, thrombocytopenia and complement. (harvard.edu)
  • Complement is an important part of innate immunity both as an opsonizing and membrane destructing cascade and as an effector system of antibodies. (meta.org)
  • These are called complement because it complements the antibacterial activity of some of the antibodies. (labpedia.net)
  • The following example shows the role of Antibodies and complement in the process of Bacteriolysis and Agglutination. (labpedia.net)
  • Complement Components and Antibodies. (rupress.org)
  • After generation of pathogen-specific antibodies, complement contributes in the clearance of immune complexes and pathogen elimination. (frontiersin.org)
  • Monitoring patients with the C1q assay, which detects antibodies that fix complement, offers a minimally invasive means of identifying patients at risk for transplant glomerulopathy and graft loss. (labome.org)
  • In the CP, antibodies bind epitopes on the target cell and subsequently recruit the C1 complex (C1qr 2 s 2 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • A monoclonal gammopathy was detected in 12 patients (63%) at the time of diagnosis, 11 of whom had an immunoglobulin peak of the same heavy- and light-chain isotypes as the acquired anti-C1 inhibitor antibody. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The mouse monoclonal antibody recognizes human Complement component 4 c (C4c), a component in the complement cascade and a degradation product of C4b which is cleaved by C4b/C3b inactivator to yield C4d and C4c. (cellsciences.com)
  • The role of complement system in antibody-induced uveitis was explored by intraperitoneal injection of 35 U cobra venom factor (CVF), 24 hours before antibody injection. (arvojournals.org)
  • Immune Blotting Western Blot Test Flow Cytometry and Fluorescence Western blotting technique is used for iden- The fluorescent antibody techniques are ex- tification of a specific protein in a complex tremely valuable qualitative tools, but they mixture of proteins. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • Unfortunately, the lack of coherence in complement proteins nomenclature and the complexity of the enzymatic cascade render complement one of the "most complicated and incomprehensible" parts of immunology and is frequently avoided by students and scientists. (frontiersin.org)
  • It is concluded that conservation of BM proteins other than laminin-5 either by inhibiting degradation by MMPs or by preserving epidermal cell protein production is critical in therapeutic treatment of HD-induced microvesication in an ex vivo human skin model. (tudelft.nl)
  • Finally, we discuss complement as a therapeutic target. (frontiersin.org)
  • Here, using in vitro assays for FVIII endocytosis by human monocyte-derived dendritic cells and presentation to T cells, as well as in vivo complement depletion in FVIII-deficient mice, we show a novel role for complement C3 in enhancing the immune response against therapeutic FVIII. (haematologica.org)
  • Since convertases mediate nearly all complement effector functions, they are ideal targets for therapeutic complement inhibition. (frontiersin.org)
  • Genetic studies have made advancements in establishing the molecular cause of this disease, identifying mutations in the complement factor H (CFH) gene and a locus on chromosome 10 encompassing the HTRA1/LOC387715/ARMS2 genes. (cdc.gov)
  • Type II hereditary angioneurotic edema that may result from a single nucleotide change in the codon for alanine-436 in the C1 inhibitor gene. (nih.gov)
  • Identical single-base changes in the C1 inhibitor gene that may result in dysfunctional inhibitor proteins are described in two different families with type II hereditary angioneurotic edema. (nih.gov)
  • We analyzed the blood of each family member for C3, C4, and C1-INH levels and sequenced the SERPING1 (formerly C1NH) gene that codes for C1-INH. (bvsalud.org)
  • Six individuals had decreased serum levels of C4 and C1-INH, and they were all found to have a single nucleotide A deletion at codon 210 of the gene, 1210fsX210, a novel mutation that accounts for the HAE in this family. (bvsalud.org)
  • Low complement C4B gene copy number predicts short-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction. (labome.org)
  • Washington DC, USA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Description: Human chromosome 7: entries, gene names and cross-references to MIM Name: humchr07.txt Release: 2018_10 of 07-Nov-2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- This documents lists all the human protein sequence entries whose genes are known to be encoded on chromosome 7 in this release of UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot. (uniprot.org)
  • C3 convertase (C4bC2b, formerly C4b2a) belongs to family of serine proteases and is necessary in innate immunity as a part of the complement system which eventuate in opsonisation of particles, release of inflammatory peptides, C5 convertase formation and cell lysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cleavage of complement C3 by a free floating convertase, thrombin, plasmin or even a bacterial enzyme leads to formation of C3a and C3b fragments. (wikipedia.org)
  • No matter, how the complement system is activated, generation of C5 convertase is important for the culmination of the complement mediated effector mechanisms, leading to the formation of Membrane Attack Complex (MAC). (epomedicine.com)
  • When MBL grabs its target (mannose on the surface of a bacterium, for example), the MASP protein functions like a convertase to clip C3 complement proteins to make C3b. (epomedicine.com)
  • In the first phase, a series of specific interactions leads to formation of intrinsic complement proteinase, termed C3 convertase. (medscape.com)
  • The formation of a C3 convertase can also be prevented when a plasma protease called complement factor I cleaves C3b into its inactive form, iC3b. (wikipedia.org)
  • Convertase enzymes fulfill a central role in the complement cascade as they cleave C3 and C5, which mediate nearly all complement effector functions. (frontiersin.org)
  • an α 2 -neuraminoglycoprotein that inhibits the enzymatic activity of C1 esterase, the activated first component of complement. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Complement Activating Enzymes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) . (childrensmercy.org)
  • Enzymes that activate one or more COMPLEMENT PROTEINS in the complement system leading to the formation of the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX, an important response in host defense. (childrensmercy.org)
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  • For other protein-related codes, see List of MeSH codes (D12.776). (wikipedia.org)
  • Serum proteins that inhibit, antagonize, or inactivate COMPLEMENT C1 or its subunits. (bvsalud.org)
  • Complement System 7 The complement system includes serum and activate or inhibit reactions in the cascade. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • C1-INH interacts with C3b to inhibit binding of factor B to C3b. (rupress.org)
  • In addition, C1-INH has been reported to remove the intact C1qrs complex from an activating surface ( 4 ) and to inhibit autoactivation of C1 ( 5 ). (rupress.org)
  • Eyes of normal Lewis rats were analyzed for the expression of complement regulatory proteins, membrane cofactor protein (MCP), decay-acceleration factor (DAF), membrane inhibitor of reactive lysis (MIRL, CD59), and cell surface regulator of complement (Crry), using immunohistochemistry, Western blot analysis, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). (arvojournals.org)
  • Complement was discovered at the end of the nineteenth century and described as a "factor" or "principle" capable to induce bacterial lysis. (frontiersin.org)
  • The complement system functions as an interactive sequence, with one reaction leading to another in the form of a cascade. (medscape.com)
  • C1 in A cascade is a set of reactions that amplify serum is a macromolecular complex consist- some effects, i. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • One molecule 2 so far identified in the complement system, of IgM or two molecules of IgG can initiate 13 participate in the cascade itself, seven the process. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • The complement system has been considered for a long time as a simple lytic cascade, aimed to kill bacteria infecting the host organism. (frontiersin.org)
  • It is a cascade of soluble proteins and membrane expressed receptors and regulators (Figure 1 ), which operates in plasma, in tissues, on cell surface, and even within the cell. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement cascade is activated immediately after encountering the pathogen. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement recognizes microbes or damaged host cells and subsequently triggers an enzymatic cascade that mainly serves to (a) label target cells for phagocytosis by immune cells, (b) produce chemoattractants, and (c) directly kill target cells via pore formation ( 2 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • This protein, a member of the serine protease inhibitor (serpin) group, originally was described as an inhibitor of C1 ( 2 ). (rupress.org)
  • There are 6797 SERPIN domains in 6727 proteins in SMART's nrdb database. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Taxonomic distribution of proteins containing SERPIN domain. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • The complete taxonomic breakdown of all proteins with SERPIN domain is also avaliable . (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • Click on the protein counts, or double click on taxonomic names to display all proteins containing SERPIN domain in the selected taxonomic class. (embl-heidelberg.de)
  • SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Plasma concentrations and functional activity of complement components were measured by conventional techniques. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Functional C1 inhibitor activity was assessed by a chromogenic assay. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The mutations cause decreased functional plasma levels of C1-inh, which triggers unpredictable recurrent edema attacks. (nih.gov)
  • Subjects suffering from HAE have been classified in type I patients with decreased functional and antigenic levels of C1-inh, and type II patients with decreased functional but normal antigenic C1-inh levels. (nih.gov)
  • In HAE type I, an impaired synthesis and an elevated turnover of a normal and functional active C1-INH molecule takes place, causing reduced amounts in functionally active C1-INH. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In HAE type 2, the levels are normal or elevated, but the protein is non-functional. (abcam.com)
  • These can be used to measure the concentrations of most circulating complement proteins and to evaluate the functional status of C1‐esterase inhibitor. (currentprotocols.com)
  • Two types exist: type I, in which reduced serum levels of functionally active C1 inactivator occur, and type II, in which normal or even elevated levels of functionally inactive C1 inactivator are present. (viracor-eurofins.com)
  • Many of these proteins are proteases that are themselves activated by proteolytic cleavage. (periobasics.com)
  • After cleavage and binding to cell surface, the C3b fragment is ready to bind a plasma protein called Factor B. The Factor B (a zymogen) is cleaved by a plasma serine protease Factor D releasing a small fragment called Ba and generating a larger fragment called Bb that remains attached to C3b. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cleavage was markedly inhibited when C3b was preincubated with C1-INH. (rupress.org)
  • C1-INH inhibited the formation of CVFBb and decreased the C3 cleavage. (rupress.org)
  • In vitro , complement C3 and its cleavage product C3b enhanced FVIII endocytosis by dendritic cells and presentation to a FVIII-specific CD4 + T-cell hybridoma. (haematologica.org)
  • The complement system as understood today is a multimolecular system composed of more than 32 proteins and consisting of serum proteins, serosal proteins, and cell membrane receptors that bind to complement fragments. (medscape.com)
  • The complement system consists of 7 serum and 9 membrane regulatory proteins, 1 serosal regulatory protein, and 8 cell membrane receptors that bind complement fragments. (medscape.com)
  • Complement has sev- mains bound to the complex is termed C2a, eral main effects: the smaller fragments are by the letter 'a' 1. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • A comparative analysis of the C1-binding ability of fragments derived from complement-fixing and noncomplement-fixing IgM proteins. (jci.org)
  • Serine proteases, plasmin and miniplasmin induce the expression of C4, decrease the level of ELISA detectable C1 inhibitor, and do not affect the production of factors H and B. These data indicate that complement proteins are expressed locally by the brain microvessels, and may modulate the inflammatory responses of brain tissue. (elsevier.com)
  • C1 is a complex made of hexamer C1q and serine proteases C1r and C1s. (epomedicine.com)
  • The human complement system comprises a family of proteins that are essential to the human immune response against infections ( 1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • B): SDS PAGE analysis of BS3 conjugated pC1-inh (lane 1), pC1-inh (lane 2), native C1-inh (lane3) and a molecular weight marker (lane M). Molecular weights of the marker proteins are depicted in kDa to the right. (nih.gov)
  • The molecular weight of BS3 conjugated C1-inh polymers (Fig. 1B). (nih.gov)
  • Endocytosis of cell surface proteins is mediated by a complex molecular machinery that assembles on the inner surface of the plasma membrane. (tensebless.fun)
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the molecular parameters necessary for initiation of complement fixation by IgM proteins. (jci.org)
  • Autoantibodies to C1 inhibitor were detected using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. (biomedsearch.com)
  • To determine why some IgM molecules are capable of complement fixation while others are not, several different Waldenström IgM proteins were examined for their ability to fix total hemolytic complement in the CH(50) assay. (jci.org)
  • Subsequently, the C1 fixing ability of a 56-residue fragment derived from the Cmu4 domain of each of these IgM molecules was studied with C1 fixation assay. (jci.org)
  • We began these experiments with the hypothesis that C1-INH regulates factor D activity. (rupress.org)
  • In the blood, MBL (Mannose Binding Lectin) binds to another protein called MASP (Mannan Associated Serine Protease). (epomedicine.com)
  • Complement system can be activated by immune complexes and immunologic molecules like endotoxins. (periobasics.com)
  • Both cuprophane (CUP) and PAN membranes were able to activate Hageman factor and convert prekallikrein to kallikrein as measured by an ELISA against kallikrein-C1-inactivator complexes. (pianolarge.ml)
  • To explore the role of the complement system and complement regulatory proteins in an immune-privileged organ, the eye. (arvojournals.org)
  • The serum concentrations of the complement inactivators C1INH, C3bINA and beta 1H have been determined in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease and their correlation with C3 and properdin factor B examined. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Patients have low levels or activity of C1 esterase inhibitor (C1INH), C4, and C1q. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Plasminogen activators convert the zymogen plasminogen to the active enzyme plasmin, which then hydrolyzes susceptible arginine and lysine bonds in a variety of proteins. (medscape.com)
  • The principal participants in this system are 11 proteins designated C1 through C9, B, and D . Term complement means to augment the effect of other complements of immune system. (periobasics.com)
  • The complement system is a major component of innate immunity and acts in parallel or in concert with the immune system. (arvojournals.org)
  • Nevertheless, it can be also an enemy, when pathogens hijack complement regulators to protect themselves from the immune system. (frontiersin.org)
  • Nowadays, this vision has changed and it is well accepted that complement is a complex innate immune surveillance system, playing a key role in host homeostasis, inflammation, and in the defense against pathogens. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement system represents a major part of the innate immunity. (frontiersin.org)
  • After that, for a long time, complement system has been considered as a supportive part of the innate immunity and received relatively little attention from the immunologists. (frontiersin.org)
  • Membrane Co-factor Protein (MCP or CD46) accelerates clipping of C3b. (epomedicine.com)
  • Following assembly, the ABC transporter MsbA flips nascent LPS to the periplasmic side of the inner membrane, whereupon additional transport proteins direct it to the outer surface of the outer membrane. (saladgaffe.ga)
  • Analysis of blood cells showed the absence of the phosphatidylinositol-linked membrane protein CD59. (rupress.org)
  • The complex is believed to be unstable until it binds properdin , a serum protein. (wikipedia.org)
  • [3] Complement factor H preferentially binds to vertebrate cells (because of affinity for sialic acid residues), allowing preferential protection of host (as opposed to bacterial) cells from complement-mediated damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biotin/Avidin Enhanced Immunoassay avidin (a protein component of egg white), In many situations, the sensitivity of these as- which binds biotin with extreme high affinity says can be further enhanced by using addi- and specificity (Figs 6. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • It binds stoichiometrically to the active sites on both C1r and C1s to form a complex C1-INH-C1r-C1s-C1-INH and thus inhibits activated C1 ( 3 ). (rupress.org)
  • Vitronectin binds to the head region of Moraxella catarrhalis ubiquitous surface protein A2 and confers complement-inhibitory activity. (semanticscholar.org)
  • In the present study, expression of complement proteins (C1 inhibitor, factor H, factor B, C4) by cultured endothelial cells obtained from human brain microvessels has been characterized. (elsevier.com)
  • Complement receptor 1 (CR1) is important in increasing phagocytosis. (labpedia.net)
  • Variants in complement 3 (C3) and an HLA locus containing both factor B and C2 genes have also been implicated. (cdc.gov)
  • The C4 protein derives from the C4A-C4B genes. (cellsciences.com)
  • the limits of the structural genes were defined by comparison with the available protein data. (liverpool.ac.uk)
  • Purified FXII in the absence or presence of antithrombin and/or C1 esterase inhibitor as well as plasma was exposed for 1 to 600 seconds to a surface modified by end-point immobilization of heparin. (nih.gov)
  • In HAE type 1, representing 85% of patients, serum levels of C1 esterase inhibitor are less than 35% of normal. (abcam.com)
  • Serum levels of total complement CH 50 and the complement components C1, C1 inactivator, C2, C4, C3c, and C3 activator were measured in 20 patients with burn injuries. (tensebless.fun)
  • Complement C1 Inhibitor Protein" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) . (harvard.edu)
  • Many pathogens are equipped with factors providing resistance against the bactericidal action of complement. (semanticscholar.org)
  • which complement component activates arachonic acid metabolism? (cram.com)
  • Most common complement deficiecy is that of C2 which manifests as recurrent pyogenic infections and SLE like syndrome in childhood. (epomedicine.com)
  • Using this approach we analyzed genuine plasma samples from 31 Danish HAE families, and found that plasma samples from three genotypically distinct HAE type I families (classified upon C1-inh plasma concentrations) contained C1-inh polymers. (nih.gov)
  • Complement system is a group of more than 23 proteins that interacts with each other to opsonize the pathogen and induces a series of inflammatory responses that helps to generate immune response against that pathogen. (periobasics.com)
  • In the following sections we will try to understand the functioning of complement system, its regulation and disorders related to its function and regulation. (periobasics.com)
  • The results suggest that the complement system is continuously active at a low level in the normal eye and is tightly regulated by intraocular complement regulatory proteins. (arvojournals.org)
  • The complement system is composed of about 20 different proteins released into the blood after production in the liver. (epomedicine.com)
  • Dysregulation of the complement system has been implicated in several diseases and pathologies. (wikipedia.org)
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  • The large fragment formed when COMPLEMENT C4 is cleaved by COMPLEMENT C1S. (labome.org)