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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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 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 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 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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Serum proteins that inhibit, antagonize, or inactivate COMPLEMENT C1 or its subunits.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Important enzymes in the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. They cleave COMPLEMENT C3 and COMPLEMENT C5.
The N-terminal fragment of COMPLEMENT 2, released by the action of activated COMPLEMENT C1S.
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)
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.
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.
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).
Important enzymes in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. They cleave COMPLEMENT C3 and COMPLEMENT C5.
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.
The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proteins that are present in blood serum, including SERUM ALBUMIN; BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS; and many other types of proteins.
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.
The engulfing and degradation of microorganisms; other cells that are dead, dying, or pathogenic; and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (PHAGOCYTES).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
A cluster of convoluted capillaries beginning at each nephric tubule in the kidney and held together by connective tissue.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Thickening of the walls of small ARTERIES or ARTERIOLES due to cell proliferation or HYALINE deposition.
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
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.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.
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.
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.)
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.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
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.
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
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).
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
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.
Conjugated protein-carbohydrate compounds including mucins, mucoid, and amyloid glycoproteins.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
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.
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.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
The number of copies of a given gene present in the cell of an organism. An increase in gene dosage (by GENE DUPLICATION for example) can result in higher levels of gene product formation. GENE DOSAGE COMPENSATION mechanisms result in adjustments to the level GENE EXPRESSION when there are changes or differences in gene dosage.
The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
Antigens determined by leukocyte loci found on chromosome 6, the major histocompatibility loci in humans. They are polypeptides or glycoproteins found on most nucleated cells and platelets, determine tissue types for transplantation, and are associated with certain diseases.
Glycoproteins found on the membrane or surface of cells.
The sequential correspondence of nucleotides in one nucleic acid molecule with those of another nucleic acid molecule. Sequence homology is an indication of the genetic relatedness of different organisms and gene function.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
Large, phagocytic mononuclear leukocytes produced in the vertebrate BONE MARROW and released into the BLOOD; contain a large, oval or somewhat indented nucleus surrounded by voluminous cytoplasm and numerous organelles.
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Plasma glycoprotein clotted by thrombin, composed of a dimer of three non-identical pairs of polypeptide chains (alpha, beta, gamma) held together by disulfide bonds. Fibrinogen clotting is a sol-gel change involving complex molecular arrangements: whereas fibrinogen is cleaved by thrombin to form polypeptides A and B, the proteolytic action of other enzymes yields different fibrinogen degradation products.
The parts of a transcript of a split GENE remaining after the INTRONS are removed. They are spliced together to become a MESSENGER RNA or other functional RNA.
Lymphoid cells concerned with humoral immunity. They are short-lived cells resembling bursa-derived lymphocytes of birds in their production of immunoglobulin upon appropriate stimulation.
The presence of proteins in the urine, an indicator of KIDNEY DISEASES.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
The production of ANTIBODIES by proliferating and differentiated B-LYMPHOCYTES under stimulation by ANTIGENS.
Any member of the group of ENDOPEPTIDASES containing at the active site a serine residue involved in catalysis.
A gram-positive organism found in the upper respiratory tract, inflammatory exudates, and various body fluids of normal and/or diseased humans and, rarely, domestic animals.
A class of C-type lectins that target the carbohydrate structures found on invading pathogens. Binding of collectins to microorganisms results in their agglutination and enhanced clearance. Collectins form trimers that may assemble into larger oligomers. Each collectin polypeptide chain consists of four regions: a relatively short N-terminal region, a collagen-like region, an alpha-helical coiled-coil region, and carbohydrate-binding region.
Use of restriction endonucleases to analyze and generate a physical map of genomes, genes, or other segments of DNA.
A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.
Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.
A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
A positive regulatory effect on physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, or systemic level. At the molecular level, the major regulatory sites include membrane receptors, genes (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION), mRNAs (RNA, MESSENGER), and proteins.
Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Cytochrome P-450 monooxygenases (MIXED FUNCTION OXYGENASES) that are important in steroid biosynthesis and metabolism.
Detection of RNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
A method (first developed by E.M. Southern) for detection of DNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.
A constitution or condition of the body which makes the tissues react in special ways to certain extrinsic stimuli and thus tends to make the individual more than usually susceptible to certain diseases.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
A mass spectrometric technique that is used for the analysis of large biomolecules. Analyte molecules are embedded in an excess matrix of small organic molecules that show a high resonant absorption at the laser wavelength used. The matrix absorbs the laser energy, thus inducing a soft disintegration of the sample-matrix mixture into free (gas phase) matrix and analyte molecules and molecular ions. In general, only molecular ions of the analyte molecules are produced, and almost no fragmentation occurs. This makes the method well suited for molecular weight determinations and mixture analysis.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Variation occurring within a species in the presence or length of DNA fragment generated by a specific endonuclease at a specific site in the genome. Such variations are generated by mutations that create or abolish recognition sites for these enzymes or change the length of the fragment.
The proportion of one particular in the total of all ALLELES for one genetic locus in a breeding POPULATION.
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.
A method for the detection of very small quantities of antibody in which the antigen-antibody-complement complex adheres to indicator cells, usually primate erythrocytes or nonprimate blood platelets. The reaction is dependent on the number of bound C3 molecules on the C3b receptor sites of the indicator cell.
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 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.
Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
The systematic study of the complete complement of proteins (PROTEOME) of organisms.
Test for tissue antigen using either a direct method, by conjugation of antibody with fluorescent dye (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, DIRECT) or an indirect method, by formation of antigen-antibody complex which is then labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, INDIRECT). The tissue is then examined by fluorescence microscopy.
A cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of B-LYMPHOCYTES and is also a growth factor for HYBRIDOMAS and plasmacytomas. It is produced by many different cells including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; and FIBROBLASTS.
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).
Cells that line the inner and outer surfaces of the body by forming cellular layers (EPITHELIUM) or masses. Epithelial cells lining the SKIN; the MOUTH; the NOSE; and the ANAL CANAL derive from ectoderm; those lining the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM derive from endoderm; others (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM) derive from mesoderm. Epithelial cells can be classified mainly by cell shape and function into squamous, glandular and transitional epithelial cells.
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.
A large collection of DNA fragments cloned (CLONING, MOLECULAR) from a given organism, tissue, organ, or cell type. It may contain complete genomic sequences (GENOMIC LIBRARY) or complementary DNA sequences, the latter being formed from messenger RNA and lacking intron sequences.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
A condition characterized by the recurrence of HEMOGLOBINURIA caused by intravascular HEMOLYSIS. In cases occurring upon cold exposure (paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria), usually after infections, there is a circulating antibody which is also a cold hemolysin. In cases occurring during or after sleep (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria), the clonal hematopoietic stem cells exhibit a global deficiency of cell membrane proteins.
A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.
Group of diseases mediated by the deposition of large soluble complexes of antigen and antibody with resultant damage to tissue. Besides SERUM SICKNESS and the ARTHUS REACTION, evidence supports a pathogenic role for immune complexes in many other IMMUNE SYSTEM DISEASES including GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC) and POLYARTERITIS NODOSA.

2-Deoxyglucose selectively inhibits Fc and complement receptor-mediated phagocytosis in mouse peritoneal macrophages II. Dissociation of the inhibitory effects of 2-deoxyglucose on phagocytosis and ATP generation. (1/2484)

Macrophages incubated in 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-dG)-containing medium showed a marked decrease in cellular ATP content, and were unable to ingest IgG- and complement-coated erythrocytes via the corresponding membrane receptors for these ligands. However, the inhibitory effects of 2-dG on Fc- and C3 receptor-mediated phagocytosis were not a consequence of lowered macrophage ATP levels since addition of glucose or mannose to the culture medium restored the capacity of the macrophages to ingest IgG- and C3-coated particles without increasing ATP levels. These results indicate that Fc- and C3 receptor-mediated phagocytosis (opsonin dependent) differs qualitatively from the ingestion of latex and zymosan particles (opsonin independent); they suggest that the same regulatory molecules govern the responses of phagocytic cells to signals initiated by both the Fc and C3 receptors. The possibility that these molecules are regulated by glycosylation is discussed.  (+info)

Activation of stimulus-specific serine esterases (proteases) in the initiation of platelet secretion. I. Demonstration with organophosphorus inhibitors. (2/2484)

The effect of organophosphorus inhibitors of serine esterases (proteases) on secretion from washed rabbit platelets was examined. Five noncytotoxic stimuli were employed: collagen, thrombin, heterologous anti-platelet antibody (in the absence of complement), rabbit C3 bound to zymosan, and platelet activating factor derived from antigen-stimulated, IgE-sensitized rabbit basophils. Diisoprophyl phosphofluoridate, three series of p-nitrophenyl ethyl phosphonates, and a series of cyclohexyl phenylalkylphosphonofluridates were all found to be inhibitory to the platelet secretion. These are irreversible inhibitors of serine proteases but in this system were only inhibitory if added to the platelets concurrently with the stimuli. Pretreatment of either the platelets or the stimuli with the inhibitors followed by washing, was without effect on the subsequent reaction. This suggested the involvement of stimulus-activatable serine proteases in the secretory process. The concept was supported by finding that nonphosphorylating phosphonates or hydrolyzed phosphonates or phosphonofluoridates were without inhibitory action. The effect of a series of phosphonates or phosphonoflouridates in inhibiting each stimulus exhibited a unique activity-structure profile. The demonstration of such unique profiles with four series of inhibitors for each of the five stimuli was interpreted as demonstrating that a specific activatable serine protease was involved in the platelet secretory response to each stimulus.  (+info)

Intestinal reperfusion injury is mediated by IgM and complement. (3/2484)

Intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury is dependent on complement. This study examines the role of the alternative and classic pathways of complement and IgM in a murine model of intestinal ischemia-reperfusion. Wild-type animals, mice deficient in complement factor 4 (C4), C3, or Ig, or wild-type mice treated with soluble complement receptor 1 were subjected to 40 min of jejunal ischemia and 3 h of reperfusion. Compared with wild types, knockout and treated mice had significantly reduced intestinal injury, indicated by lowered permeability to radiolabeled albumin. When animals deficient in Ig were reconstituted with IgM, the degree of injury was restored to wild-type levels. Immunohistological staining of intestine for C3 and IgM showed colocalization in the mucosa of wild-type controls and minimal staining for both in the intestine of Ig-deficient and C4-deficient mice. We conclude that intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury is dependent on the classic complement pathway and IgM.  (+info)

Rainbow trout leucocyte activity: influence on the ectoparasitic monogenean Gyrodactylus derjavini. (4/2484)

The ectoparasitic monogenean Gyrodactylus derjavini from rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss was exposed in vitro to macrophages isolated as peritoneal exudate cells or as pronephros cells from the host. Cells colonized the parasite especially in the mannose-rich regions in the cephalic ducts where ciliated structures were abundant. Opsonization with fresh serum, in contrast to heat-inactivated serum, enhanced colonization also on other body parts. The adverse effect of the activated macrophages towards G. derjavini was associated with a heat-labile component released from these cells to the culture medium. Analysis of substances released from the cells showed reactivity for a number of enzymes, complement factor C3, interleukin (Il-1) and reactive oxygen metabolites. Chemotaxis assays with pronephric leucocytes showed chemoattractants in G. derjavini, and the respiratory burst level of macrophages was slightly elevated due to parasite exposure. It is suggested that skin leucocytes contribute to an increased level of complement factors in the trout skin during the host response, whereby a hostile microenvironment for the parasites is created. In addition, the IL-1 production could affect mucous cell secretion and hyperplasia and add to the antiparasitic action of the epithelium. Likewise, reactive oxygen metabolites and various enzymes are likely to be involved in the skin response.  (+info)

Distribution of complement C3 variants in individuals with cystic fibrosis. (5/2484)

The gene frequency for slow and fast electrophoretic variants of complement C3 in Caucasian individuals with cystic fibrosis was similar to the values expected for unaffected controls, thereby ruling out a suspected differential involvement of these phenotypes with the disease. In one family, cystic fibrosis and complement C3 phenotypes segregated independently.  (+info)

Third component of complement in cystic fibrosis. (6/2484)

In a study of C3 levels and phenotypes in 64 cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, 92 CF parents, 64 normal siblings, and 126 healthy controls, significant elevations of mean C3 levels were found in CF patients, their parents, and in one genetic sub-group of their siblins (SS females). C3 concentration in CF patients correlated with the degree of clinical impairment as measured by Shwachman-Kulczycki (S-K) score. No significant differences were found in the prevalences of C3 phenotypes or the S and F gene frequencies among the groups studied.  (+info)

Immune complexes and complement hypercatabolism in patients with leprosy. (7/2484)

The occurrence of immune complexes in the serum and the level of the C3 breakdown product C3d in the plasma from patients with leprosy were studied by quantitative methods and the results were compared in various forms of the disease. These studies were performed on sixty-two samples from twenty-six patients. The serum 125I-C1q binding activity was found to be increased by more than 2 s.d., as compared to the normal values, in most of the sera from patients with erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) (80%) and uncomplicated lepromatous leprosy (82%), but also in the sera from patients with tuberculoid leprosy (58%). In vitro studies suggested that immune complexes involving mycobacterial antigens were present in leprosy sera. An increased C3d level (greater than 2s.d.) was also found in most of the plasma from patients with ENL (70%), but rarely in the plasma from patients with uncomplicated lepromatous leprosy (18%) and never in tuberculoid leprosy patients' plasma. The absence of a significant correlation between the 125I-C1q binding activity and the C3d level in leprosy patients may suggest that extravascular immune complexes are involved in the complement activation occurring in ENL. The quantitation of C3d in plasma may be of some practical interest in the early diagnosis of ENL complications of leprosy.  (+info)

Role of antibody and complement in opsonization of group B streptococci. (8/2484)

A requirement for the classic complement pathway in opsonization of group B streptococci was observed by using both a chemiluminescence and a radiolabeled bacterial uptake technique. The classic pathway increased levels of opsonization for types Ia and II stock and wild strains and for some type III wild strains. In contrast, other type III wild strains and the type III stock strain had accelerated kinetics of uptake in the presence of an intact classic pathway, but the level of opsonization was unchanged from that with antibody alone. We could not demonstrate a significant role for the alternative pathway in opsonizing stock or wild strains of group B streptococci. Futhermore, electrophoretic and complement consumption analysis by hemolytic titration failed to reveal alternative pathway activation by the majority of strains of this group. Therapy aimed at supplying opsonins for these organisms will require the presence of type-specific antibody.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Plasma fibronectin and serum complement C3 levels in chronic active hepatitis following virus B versus virus C infection.. AU - Abdel Rahman, M. M.. AU - el Nasr, M. S.. AU - Mahmoud, S. A.. AU - Soliman, A.. AU - Salama, M. M.. PY - 1993/8/1. Y1 - 1993/8/1. N2 - Plasma fibronectin and serum complement C3 levels were estimated in 30 patients with chronic active hepatitis (CAH) post virus B and another 30 patients with CAH post virus C as well as 20 normal healthy subjects. Fibronectin level was significantly increased in CAH when compared to normal controls. Moreover, fibronectin level was significantly increased in CAH following virus C when compared to CAH following virus B hepatitis. Concerning complement C3 there was no significant changes in the different groups studied. We may conclude that CAH following virus C may lead to vigorous inflammatory damage than CAH following virus B infection.. AB - Plasma fibronectin and serum complement C3 levels were ...
We have examined the relative roles of the macrophage (M phi) plasma membrane receptor for the cleaved third complement component (iC3b, CR3) and of the mannosyl/fucosyl receptor (MFR) in binding and ingestion of Leishmania donovani. In the absence of exogenous complement, the binding and ingestion of promastigotes, which are good activators of the alternative complement pathway, were inhibited by the anti-CR3 monoclonal antibody M1/70, by the Fab portion of an anti-C3 antibody, or by the nucleophile, sodium salicyl hydroxamate, an inhibitor of C3 fixation. This provides strong evidence that M phi-derived, cleaved C3 (iC3b) present on the promastigote surface mediates binding to CR3. Equivalent inhibition of promastigote binding and ingestion was also observed using the soluble inhibitors of MFR activity, mannan or ribonuclease B. No additive effect for blocking the two M phi receptors simultaneously was observed. For amastigotes, which are poor activators of the alternative pathway, a lesser ...
Complement C3-C5 Convertases: 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.
Radiotherapy in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors is often associated with debilitating late-appearing adverse effects, such as intellectual impairment. Areas in the brain harboring stem cells are particularly sensitive to irradiation (IR) and loss of these cells may contribute to cognitive deficits. It has been demonstrated that IR-induced inflammation negatively affects neural progenitor differentiation. In this study, we used mice lacking the third complement component (C3-/-) to investigate the role of complement in a mouse model of IR-induced injury to the granule cell layer (GCL) of the hippocampus. C3-/- and wild type (WT) mice received a single, moderate dose of 8 Gy to the brain on postnatal day 10. The C3-/- mice displayed 55 % more microglia (Iba-1+) and a trend towards increase in proliferating cells in the GCL compared to WT mice 7 days after IR. Importantly, months after IR C3-/- mice made fewer errors than WT mice in a reversal learning test indicating better learning ...
CD11b (integrin alphaM subunit) is a 165-170 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that non-covalently associates with integrin beta2 subunit (CD18); expression of the CD11b chain on the cell surface requires the presence of the CD18 antigen. CD11b/CD18 integrin (Mac-1, CR3) is highly expressed on NK cells, neutrophils, monocytes and less on macrophages. CD11b/CD18 integrin is implicated in various adhesive interactions of monocytes, macrophages and granulocytes, facilitating their diapedesis, as well as it mediates the uptake of complement coated particles, serving as a receptor for the iC3b fragment of the third complement component ...
CD11b (integrin alphaM subunit) is a 165-170 kDa type I transmembrane glycoprotein that non-covalently associates with integrin beta2 subunit (CD18); expression of the CD11b chain on the cell surface requires the presence of the CD18 antigen. CD11b/CD18 integrin (Mac-1, CR3) is highly expressed on NK cells, neutrophils, monocytes and less on macrophages. CD11b/CD18 integrin is implicated in various adhesive interactions of monocytes, macrophages and granulocytes, facilitating their diapedesis, as well as it mediates the uptake of complement coated particles, serving as a receptor for the iC3b fragment of the third complement component ...
Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you. The normal range for a complement C4 blood test is 16 to 48 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 0.16 to 0.48 grams per liter (g/L). Your complement levels will often shoot up dramatically just after an infection or injury. When your complement system is activated in response to ongoing disease such as lupus, levels usually go down. You can inherit a deficiency in your complement C4. But it is much more common to acquire a deficiency. If only your C4 complement level is low, and all other complement components are normal, it is usually because of an inherited component deficiency. More often, you will have lowered levels of several complement components at once. This is the result of an acquired disease. If your C3 and C4 levels are reduced, this may be a sign that ...
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gi,119370332,sp,P01024.2,CO3_HUMAN RecName: Full=Complement C3; AltName: Full=C3 and PZP-like alpha-2-macroglobulin domain-containing protein 1; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3 beta chain; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3 alpha chain; Contains: RecName: Full=C3a anaphylatoxin; Contains: RecName: Full=Acylation stimulating protein; Short=ASP; AltName: Full=C3adesArg; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3b alpha chain; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3c alpha chain fragment 1; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3dg fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3g fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3d fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3f fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3c alpha chain fragment 2; Flags: ...
In this study, we showed that blocking complement activation accelerates the early healing rate in a mouse model of cutaneous wound healing. We also found that the components of the complement system responsible for this effect include C3, C5, and signaling through C5aR1, but not C5aR2 or C3aR. Furthermore, reconstitution of C3-deficient animals with purified human C3 or serum from C3+/+ mice abrogated the effect, confirming the involvement of complement in the process. The absence of these molecules resulted in a reduction in the intensity of inflammation involved in the initial events of healing. We postulate that the reduced inflammation allowed the process to advance faster to the subsequent events of healing (proliferation, maturation), thus accelerating the whole process. Moreover, we observed an increase of vascularization accompanied by a significantly higher presence of mast cells in complement-deficient mice.. A major role of complement effectors is to attract, activate, and control ...
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The complement system is an important part of the humoral response in innate immunity, consisting of three different pathways. The third complement…
Complement is a complex biological system which works in conjunction with antibody and other factors to protect the body from invasion by pathogens. When activated by either the classical or alternative pathway Complement acts on biological membranes and may cause cell death. The human complement cascade consists of several distinct plasma proteins. Complement C3 and Complement C4 levels are important in determining inherited or acquired deficiencies. Conversely, levels may rise in a variety of inflammatory and necrotic disorders as part of the acute-phase plasma protein response.. Available Applications. ...
A casein kinase released from activated human platelets has been shown to phosphorylate a number of plasma proteins. When platelets are activated they release substantial amounts of ATP and divalent cations which are necessary for phosphorylation of proteins. The aim of this study was to elucidate the optimal conditions for phosphorylation of the human complement component C4, identify phosphorylation site in the molecule and to investigate possible impact on the functions of phosphorylated C4. For this purpose, C4 must be prepared from human plasma, which was done using a modification of a previously published method. The results showed a pure and 100 % active protein. C4 was incubated with [g-32P]ATP and cations. After SDS-PAGE and autoradiography it was shown that C4 was phosphorylated in the a-chain. Maximal phosphorylation was achieved when C4 was phosphorylated in the presence of 20 mM Ca2+. Incubation of phosphorylated and unphosphorylated C4 with trypsin showed that phosphorylated C4 was ...
A new cluster of complement component genes, including C4BP, C3bR, and FH, is described. Family segregation data indicate that FH is linked to the genes for C4-bp and C4bR, previously reported to be linked and to maintain linkage disequilibrium. This cluster is not linked to the major histocompatibility complex, which contains the genes for the complement components, C4, C2, and factor B, or to the C3 locus. These data further suggest that the organization of genes for functionally related proteins in clusters may be a rule for the complement system. ...
Although complement is considered a master of sensing that discriminates between foreign, altered, and healthy self surfaces, several triggers may lead to an ill-fated triage of potential danger (Fig. 2B). Dysfunctions, deficiencies, or polymorphisms of complement components are often factors that tip the balance (3), but tissue damage or confrontation with non-self surfaces (e.g., biomaterials, transplants) can also lead to excessive activation. Importantly, disruption of the complement balance with increased production of effector molecules may trickle down the immune system and contribute to autoimmune, inflammatory, degenerative, hematological, and ischemic disorders. Despite the variety of disease manifestations, the involvement of complement typically follows a common scheme that involves the recognition of potential (although not always real) danger patterns, an insufficiently controlled amplification loop, and the stimulation of downstream inflammatory responses. The activated immune ...
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Complement C3b, Human, is a native C3b complement component. It is a glycoprotein composed of the modified C3-α chain (αʹ) (M.W. 105,000) and the intact C3-β chain (M.W. 75,000). - Find MSDS or SDS, a COA, data sheets and more information.
Complement C1r, Human, Activated, Two-Chain Form, CAS 80295-34-7, is a native, activated, C1r complement component. - Find MSDS or SDS, a COA, data sheets and more information.
Complement component 4 is a blood test that measures the activity of a certain protein. This protein is part of the complement system. Learn more here.
Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (typically serum) to detect and/or measure levels of one or more of the proteins C5 to C9 found in the final complement pathway. Deficiency of complement components C5 to C9 are associated with several diseases, especially recurrent neisserial infections.. Entry Terms : C5-9 (Complement Component) Determination Reagents , Reagents, Immunoassay, Protein, Complement Component, C5-C9. UMDC code : 19804 ...
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Cleavage of Arg-,-Ser bond in complement component C3 alpha-chain to yield C3a and C3b, and Arg-,-Xaa bond in complement component C5 alpha-chain to yield C5a and ...
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This blood test measures component 4 (C4) of the complement system. Deficiency of C4 is closely linked to development of autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis.
This blood test measures component 4 (C4) of the complement system. Deficiency of C4 is closely linked to development of autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis.
The three distinct activation pathways of complement converge with the formation of a C5 convertase. The cleavage of C5 by this convertase initiates…
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This test measures the amount of C3 proteins in your blood. C3 proteins are part of your immune system. This test can help diagnose lupus.
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Integrin ITGAL/ITGB2 is a receptor for ICAM1, ICAM2, ICAM3 and ICAM4. Integrin ITGAL/ITGB2 is also a receptor for the secreted form of ubiquitin-like protein ISG15; the interaction is mediated by ITGAL. Integrins ITGAM/ITGB2 and ITGAX/ITGB2 are receptors for the iC3b fragment of the third complement component and for fibrinogen. Integrin ITGAX/ITGB2 recognizes the sequence G-P-R in fibrinogen alpha-chain. Integrin ITGAM/ITGB2 recognizes P1 and P2 peptides of fibrinogen gamma chain. Integrin ITGAM/ITGB2 is also a receptor for factor X. Integrin ITGAD/ITGB2 is a receptor for ICAM3 and VCAM1. Contributes to natural killer cell cytotoxicity. Involved in leukocyte adhesion and transmigration of leukocytes including T-cells and neutrophils. Triggers neutrophil transmigration during lung injury through PTK2B/PYK2-mediated activation. Integrin ITGAL/ITGB2 in association with ICAM3, contributes to apoptotic neutrophil phagocytosis by macrophages. In association with alpha subunit ITGAM/CD11b, required ...
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Components of the innate immune complement system have been implicated in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) specifically using hSOD1 transgenic animals; however, a comprehensive examination of complement expression in other transgenic ALS models has not been performed. This study therefore aimed to determine the expression of several key complement components and regulators in the lumbar spinal cord and tibialis anterior muscle of TDP-43Q331K mice during different disease ages. Non-transgenic, TDP-43WT and TDP-43Q331K mice were examined at three different ages of disease progression. Expression of complement components and their regulators were examined using real-time quantitative PCR and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Localisation of terminal complement component receptor C5aR1 within the lumbar spinal cord was also investigated using immunohistochemistry. Altered levels of several major complement factors, including C5a, in the spinal cord and tibialis anterior muscle of TDP
A complement receptor is a receptor of the complement system, part of the innate immune system. Complement receptors bind proteins of the complement system, and can thus detect pathogens without mediation by antibodies. Complement activity is not antigen sensitive, but can be triggered by specific antigens. Many white blood cells express complement receptors on their surface, particularly monocytes and macrophages. All four complement receptors bind to fragments of complement component 3 or complement component 4 coated on pathogen surface, but the receptors have different functions. Complement receptor (CR) 1, 3, and 4 work as opsonins (stimulate phagocytosis), whereas CR2 is expressed only on B cells as a co-receptor. Red blood cells (RBCs) also express CR1. With these receptors, RBCs bring antigen-antibody complexes bound to complement fragments in the blood to the liver and spleen for degradation. Defects in these receptors can be associated with disease. Immune system Humoral immunity ...
highlighting the link between complement gene expression and IQ, in both schizophrenic patients and healthy controls. The study demonstrated a broad association between variations in complement gene expression and perturbed neurodevelopment. We were particularly interested to see that the final sentence of the paper stated that When complement gene-sets are taken as a whole, their relevance is to neurodevelopment, not illness . Their conclusion rightly touches on the emerging understanding of non-immune roles for complement in diverse biological processes (Hawksworth et al., 2018) .The complement group of proteins is ancient in evolutionary terms. Recognised complement components are found strewn throughout the animal kingdom including in rudimentary diploblastic species (Kimura et al., 2009) . In the human adult, complement functions as an essential pillar of the innate immune system. It is activated by various noxious stimuli and results in the production of the anaphylatoxins and membrane attack
Purpose.: Increasing evidence supports a role for complement in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This study evaluated retinal microglia, T-lymphocytes, and complement deposition in a light-induced retinopathy model. The effect of a serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT1A) agonist on these processes was investigated. Methods.: Rats were dark adapted for 24 hours before a 6-hour blue light exposure. Some animals were predosed subcutaneously with AL-8309A. Retinas were evaluated at different times after light exposure. Paraffin sections were stained with antibody for a microglial marker (Iba1), a T-lymphocyte marker (CD3), and complement components C1q, C3, factor B, factor H, and membrane attack complex (MAC). Results.: Light exposure resulted in substantial photoreceptor and RPE loss. Robust microglia activation and migration to the outer retina occurred rapidly. Substantial T-lymphocyte recruitment did not occur. Complement alternative pathway was strongly activated, ...
REIS, E S; BARACHO, G V; LIMA, A S; ISAAC, Lourdes. A stop codon in exon 13 causes the complete lack of human complement component C3 deficiency. Molecular Immunology[S.l: s.n.], 2001 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Rare loss-of-function mutation in complement component C3 provides insight into molecular and pathophysiological determinants of complement activity. AU - Sfyroera, Georgia. AU - Ricklin, Daniel. AU - Reis, Edimara S.. AU - Chen, Hui. AU - Wu, Emilia L.. AU - Kaznessis, Yiannis N.. AU - Ekdahl, Kristina N.. AU - Nilsson, Bo. AU - Lambris, John D.. N1 - Publisher Copyright: Copyright © 2015 by The American Association of Immunologists, Inc. Copyright: Copyright 2015 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2015/4/1. Y1 - 2015/4/1. N2 - The plasma protein C3 is a central element in the activation and effector functions of the complement system. A hereditary dysfunction of C3 that prevents complement activation via the alternative pathway (AP) was described previously in a Swedish family, but its genetic cause and molecular consequences have remained elusive. In this study, we provide these missing links by pinpointing the dysfunction to a point mutation in the β-chain of C3 ...
Recombinant Mouse Complement Component C5 is produced by our E.coli expression system and the target gene encoding Asn679-Arg755 is expressed.
To obtain proteins with the complement-depleting activity of Cobra Venom Factor (CVF), but with less immunogenicity, we have prepared human C3/CVF hybrid proteins, in which the C-terminus of the α-...
Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate complement activation and associated inflammatory mechanisms in normal, aged human retina. in the choriocapillaris, and in BM. Lectin binding of RCA-I was Rabbit polyclonal to CREB1 strong throughout the neuroretina. Conclusions Robust immunostaining for APP in older donor eyes suggested that amyloid beta peptides may be one of the triggers of complement activation during the normal aging process. Microglial markers CD11b and RCA-I also increase with age, suggesting a concomitant inflammatory response to C5b-9 deposits in the retinal pigment epithelium, BM, and CC. Immunoreactivity for CD36 was strong in both age groups; the lack of age dependence in this candidate receptor for amyloid beta suggested that complement activation may arise from interactions of amyloid beta with other candidate receptors in normal human retina. Latest research have got supplied book understanding TSA cell signaling in to the function from the supplement system and ...
The complement system is a major humoral component of vertebrate defenses for tagging and killing target microorganisms. Recent molecular analyses have uncovered a striking feature of bony fish complement, namely that several complement components are encoded by multiple genes. In this review, the structural diversity of C3, C4, C5, factor B, C2, C1r/s and MASP are discussed with special reference to their functional differentiation, mainly focusing on the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), a tetraploidized teleost. In carp, all the members (C3, C4, C5 and a non-complement protein alpha2-macroglobulin) of the thioester-containing protein family are present in multiple isotypes, differing in the primary structures of various functional sites. Three factor B/C2-like isotypes identified in carp showed distinct expression pattern (sites and inducibility), with one behaving as an acute-phase reactant. Two C1r/C1s/MASP2-like isotypes also contain an amino acid substitution that likely affects their substrate
Complement Component / Protein of Complement System.The activated complement system recognizes and eliminates invading microorganisms and thus is beneficial for the host.
Complement component C9 binds to the C5b-8 complex as the final protein of the membrane attack complex. After binding, it undergoes a conformational change and inserts itself into the cell membrane, forming transmembrane channels.
Complement component 4B (Chido blood group) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the C4B gene.[1] This gene encodes the basic form of complement factor 4, part of the classical activation pathway. The protein is expressed as a single chain precursor which is proteolytically cleaved into a trimer of alpha, beta, and gamma chains prior to secretion. The trimer provides a surface for interaction between the antigen-antibody complex and other complement components. The alpha chain may be cleaved to release C4 anaphylatoxin, a mediator of local inflammation. Deficiency of this protein is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. This gene localizes to the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class III region on chromosome 6. Varying haplotypes of this gene cluster exist, such that individuals may have 1, 2, or 3 copies of this gene. In addition, this gene exists as a long form and a short form due to the presence or absence of a 6.4 kb endogenous HERV-K retrovirus in intron 9. [provided by ...
Complement C3 has been shown to mediate antigen uptake by professional APCs and presentation to CD4+ and CD8+ T cells.22 Therefore, we investigated the role of complement in the endocytosis and presentation of FVIII by human APCs in vitro. The use of heat-treated serum, wherein the complement system is inactivated, was associated with baseline levels of FVIII endocytosis by MO-DCs, as previously described.7,23,24 Similar levels of endocytosis were observed when the serum was immune depleted from the C3 component. In contrast, the use of normal serum that allows activation of complement leads to an increased uptake of FVIII in the case of both MO-DCs and circulating blood DCs. In line with these data, normal serum enhanced presentation of FVIII to an FVIII-specific T-cell hybridoma, as compared to serum lacking active C3. Since heating of serum may affect proteins other than complement, we reconstituted the C3-convertase in vitro using purified proteins. In vitro reconstitution of the ...
The third component of complement (C3) is an important mediator of inflammation. Murine and human genomic cosmid clones were isolated, characterized and sequenced 5′ to the complement C3 gene transcriptional initiation sites to determine cis elements that participate in constitutive and regulated C3 gene expression. The murine and human 5′ flanking regions are 51% identical overall, with positions -36 to -1 and -146 to -68 showing 80% identity. Four TATA boxes were identified upstream of the murine transcriptional initiation site, but deletion and transfection analysis using reporter gene constructs in HepG2 cells indicated that only the TATA element at position -30, together with sequences -395 to -111, are essential for constitutive expression of murine C3 in hepatocytes. Deletion analysis also suggested that sequences between -1457 and -800 contain regulatory elements that are involved in suppressing basal expression. Sequences between -90 to -41 confer both enhancer activity and ...
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Complement C7: 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.
C3 exhibits two common allotypic variants that may be separated by gel electrophoresis and are called C3 fast (C3 F) and C3 slow (C3 S). C3 F, the less common v
Learn how uncontrolled or excessive complement activation may play a role in several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and why APL-2 (pegcetacoplan) targeting of complement proteins at the level of C3 is being investigated as a treatment.
Complement dysregulation underlies several inflammatory disorders, and terminal complement inhibition has thus far afforded significant clinical gains. Nonetheless, emerging pathologies, fueled by complement imbalance and therapy-skewing genetic variance, underscore the need for more comprehensive, …
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No, rituximab reactions are anaphylactoid reactions, so-called because they resemble anaphylaxis, but they have a quite different cause. When antibody reacts with its antigen - eg rituximab reacts with the CD20 on the surface of the tumor cell - it attracts a protein known as complement. Actually complement is not a single protein but a series of more than a dozen proteins. They operate as a cascade - activation of one protein activates the next in the chain and so on down the line. If the chain is completed as far as C9 complement punches a hole in the cell to kill it, but often the chain is incomplete and the activation results in the deposition of C3 on the surface of the cells, which has the effect of making the tumor cell more appetizing to the big eater cells (or macrophages). When the complement components are activated bits of the proteins break off and are released into the fluid around the cell. Some of these broken off bits have activities of their own. In particular, C3a and C5a ...
Complement C7 deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder well known to be associated with increased susceptibility to meningococcal infection and has mostly been reported in Caucasians. In the Korean population, no case of C7 deficiency has been reported to date. Recently we experienced an 11-yr-...
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Application Index: Complement Proteins offered by Sigma-alderich online.The complement system is a complex cascade involving proteolytic cleavage of serum glycoproteins often activated by cell receptors. This cascade ultimately results in induction of the inflammatory response, phagocyte chemotaxis and opsonization, and cell lysis.
Authors: Jongerius I, Ram S, Rooijakkers S.. Complement activation is a crucial step in our innate immune defense against invading bacteria. Complement proteins can quickly recognize invading bacteria and subsequently label them for phagocytosis or kill them by direct lysis. In order to survive in the human host, bacterial pathogens have evolved a number of excreted and membrane-bound proteins that interfere with several steps of the complement cascade. In this chapter we summarize the most successful complement-modulating strategies by human bacterial pathogens. ...
KAF156 is an antimalarial agent, which was designed to eradicate both blood-stage and liver-stage malaria parasites, providing a potentially new treatment of malaria prophylaxis (Kuhen et al., 2014; Diagana, 2015). To facilitate the understanding of metabolism and disposition of KAF156 in humans, ADME studies in rats and in vitro across species metabolism studies were conducted.. After intravenous or oral dosing of [14C]KAF156-1, mass balance was achieved in rats. The radioactivity was excreted equally via urinary and fecal pathways. KAF156 showed high clearance, large volume of distribution and long terminal half-life in rats. After oral dosing, KAF156 was well absorbed and extensively metabolized in rats such that unchanged KAF156 accounted for only ∼8-21% of the dose in feces by either dosing route. The prominent radioactive components in rat plasma were KAF156 and three oxidative metabolites (M31, M35.8, and M37). Several metabolites were identified in urine and feces by LC-MS/MS ...
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For performing VDRL of serum , we heat serum to inactivate complement proteins which may otherwise interfere , but why dont we do same for CSF even though it too has complement proteins in it?. Is it because of lesser stability of WBCs in CSF( which is hypotonic) and on heating may rupture to release cardiolipin? But I cant comprehend how its worse than having complement proteins?. ...
These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain. These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above. ...
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patients medical history, clinical examinations and other findings ...
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Properdin definition is - a blood serum protein that participates in the activation of complement in a pathway which does not involve the presence of antibodies.
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Beta-2 comprises C3 (complement protein 3). It is raised in the acute phase response. Depression of C3 occurs in autoimmune ... disorders as the complement system is activated and the C3 becomes bound to immune complexes and removed from serum. Fibrinogen ...
Presence of high DNA-binding and low C3 levels have been shown to have extremely high predictive value (94%) for the diagnosis ... Unlike anti-dsDNA antibodies in SLE, these antibodies do not fix complement. Although they are most commonly found in drug ... Binding to these antigens within the kidney could cause inflammation and complement fixation, resulting in kidney damage. ... Weinstein, A; Bordwell, B; Stone, B; Tibbetts, C; Rothfield, NF (February 1983). "Antibodies to native DNA and serum complement ...
"Complement C3 (Blood)-Health Encyclopedia-University of Rochester Medical Center". www.urmc.rochester.edu. Archived from the ... In the complement system low C3 levels are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus[62] ... due to either consumption of C3[76] and C4 by immune complex-induced inflammation or to congenitally complement deficiency, ... Candidate gene loci implicated with SLE include multiple alleles from the HLA region, Fc-gamma receptor, and complement ...
C3a - the other fragment C3 is cleaved into along with C3b Liszewski, M. Kathryn; Atkinson, John P. (2015-06-10). "Complement ... Formation of a C3 convertase functions as a positive feedback loop, so as more C3b is cleaved, more C3 convertases are formed, ... For example, the uncontrolled cleavage of C3b is associated with the disease C3 glomerulopathy, in which deposits of C3 in the ... inactivate the complement component. Given the C3 is constantly being turned over in the alternative pathway and its ability to ...
Complement (C3)-activation phagocytosis by lung macrophages. J Immunol. 1978; 120:1305-1312. 40. Handin RI, Stossel TP. Effect ... The opsonic fragment of third component of human complement (C3). J Exp Med. 1975; 141:1329-1347. 28. Hartwig JH, Stossel TP. ... Genetic defects affecting complement and host resistance to infection. In: Dayton DH, Bellanti JA, eds. The Phagocytic Cell in ... Solubilization of C3 fragments deposited on crosslinked dextran gel beads. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1979; 14:384- 394. 50. ...
The C3 Nephritic Factor autoantibody stabilizes C3-convertase, which may lead to an excessive activation of complement. Type 2 ... "What is C3 Glomerulopathy?". National Renal Complement Theraputics Centre. Retrieved 2021-02-04. COUSER, W (1 May 1999). " ... Type 2 MPGN, also known as Dense Deposit Disease, is characterised by an excessive activation of the complement system. ... Circulating immune complexes may activate the complement system, leading to inflammation and an influx of inflammatory cells. ...
In the complement system low C3 levels are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus Apoptosis is increased in monocytes and ... "Complement C3 (Blood)-Health Encyclopedia-University of Rochester Medical Center". www.urmc.rochester.edu. Archived from the ... "Antibodies to native DNA and serum complement (C3) levels. Application to diagnosis and classification of systemic lupus ... Serum components like complement factors, CRP, and some glycoproteins are, furthermore, decisively important for an efficiently ...
antibodies (IgG) precipitate complement (C3) in the lamina lucida of the basement membrane. ... IgG, C3 deposition at BM creating smooth line in immunofluorescent analysis.. Management[edit]. The management depends upon the ...
It also secretes proteases to degrade complement proteins such as C3. It can bind to thrombin that decreases the fibrin ... It can also recruit complement regulators such as Factor H, C4b-binding protein, factor H-like binding protein, and vitronectin ... They also bind to several human proteins such as complement proteins, thrombin, fibrinogen, and plasminogen using surface ...
... low C3 serum complement levels, and the presence of a C3 nephritic factor. C3 nephritic factor is a serum immunoglobulin G that ... due to complement activation and consumption of C3). Low C3 levels may impair complement-mediated phagocytosis and bacterial ... Around 83% of APL patients had low complement 3 (C3) levels and the presence of polyclonal immunoglobulin C3 nephritic factor. ... C3 nephritic factor induces the lysis of adipocytes that secrete adipsin, a product identical to complement factor D. The ...
April 2011). "Staphylococcus aureus Metalloprotease Aureolysin Cleaves Complement C3 To Mediate Immune Evasion". Journal of ... C3 is another major target of aureolysin. The active site has a high affinity for C3 and will cleave it into C3a and C3b ... Of all the proteases, aureolysin is the most effective against the complement cascade. In all three pathways of complement ... The aureolysin derived C3a and C3b are further degraded by host complement inhibitor factor H and I. In the lectin pathway, ...
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Like complement factor H, CFHR5 is able to bind to complement C3. A mutation in CHFR5 was found in patients with the disease ... The mutated form of the protein found in patients with this disease has impaired ability to bind to complement C3, suggesting ... Complement factor H-related protein 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFHR5 gene. CFHR5 is structurally related ... "Entrez Gene: CFHR5 complement factor H-related 5". McRae JL, Duthy TG, Griggs KM, et al. (2005). "Human factor H-related ...
Vorup-Jensen T, Jensenius JC, Thiel S (August 1998). "MASP-2, the C3 convertase generating protease of the MBLectin complement ... MASP-2 is involved in the complement system. MASP-2 is very similar to the C1s molecule, of the classical complement pathway, ... The Ra-reactive factor (RARF) is a complement-dependent bactericidal factor that binds to the Ra and R2 polysaccharides ... Petersen SV, Thiel S, Jensenius JC (2001). "The mannan-binding lectin pathway of complement activation: biology and disease ...
Complement 3 (C3) through its interaction with factors B and D (adipsin) generates C3a. In the human body, C3a is rapidly ... Complement peptide C5a, C4a, and C3a receptors". Pharmacol. Rev. 65 (1): 500-43. doi:10.1124/pr.111.005223. PMID 23383423. ... "Plasma Acylation Stimulating Protein Concentration and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue C3 mRNA Expression in Nondiabetic and Type 2 ...
Suppose its complement in the plane has countably many connected components C1, C2, C3, ... and suppose: the diameter of Ci ...
The discovery of C3 like molecules in a diverse range of species suggests that the complement pathway in particular the ... Similar to the complement protein C3 in function, TEP1 acts as an opsonin which facilitates extensive parasite killing. TEP1 ... Studies have shown that TEP1 is structurally and functionally homologous to the human complement protein C3. TEP1 is now known ... The structure of TEP1 and its vertebrate homologue - complement protein C3- is mostly conserved. However, there are some ...
It appears together with clusterin and complement C3, markers of complement-mediated inflammatory reactions. Also Fibroblast ...
Selander B, Mårtensson U, Weintraub A (2006). "Mannan-binding lectin activates C3 and the alternative complement pathway ... Watford WT, Ghio AJ, Wright JR (2000). "Complement-mediated host defense in the lung". Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 279: ... Watford WT, Wright JR, Hester CG, Jiang H, Frank MM (2001). "Surfactant Protein A Regulates Complement Activation". J Immunol ... Alvarez-Dominguez C, Carrasco-Marin E, Leyva-Cobian F (1993). "Role of Complement Component Clq in Phagocytosis of Listeria ...
Diagnostic techniques: antibodies (IgG) precipitate complement (C3) in the lamina lucida of the basement membrane. Circulating ... IgG, C3 deposition at BM creating smooth line in immunofluorescent analysis. The management depends upon the severity of the ...
... interference with complement C3 and C4 measurement". Immunol. Invest. 28 (4): 269-276. doi:10.3109/08820139909060861. PMID ...
Hourcade D (2006). "The Role of Properdin in the Assembly of the Alternative Pathway C3 Convertases of Complement". J Biol Chem ... It binds to preformed alternative pathway C3-convertases. Properdin also inhibits the Factor H - mediated cleavage of C3b by ... This branch of the complement system is activated by IgA immune complexes and bacterial endotoxins, polysaccharides, and cell ... Properdin is the only known positive regulator of complement activation that stabilizes the alternative pathway convertases. It ...
"Phagocytosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is mediated by human monocyte complement receptors and complement component C3". J. ... CR3 and CR4 have been shown to be 87% homologous via sequence analysis of human cDNA of the α chains; however, the complement ... Wagner C, Hänsch GM, Stegmaier S, Denefleh B, Hug F, Schoels M (April 2001). "The complement receptor 3, CR3 (CD11b/CD18), on T ... Macrophage-1 antigen (hereafter complement receptor 3 or CR3) (CD11b/CD18) is a human cell surface receptor found on B and T ...
Fritzinger DC, Petrella EC, Connelly MB, Bredehorst R, Vogel CW (1992). "Primary structure of cobra complement component C3". J ... 4,0 4,1 Rosa PA, Ogata RT, Zepf NE (1989). "Sequence of the gene for murine complement component C4". J. Biol. Chem. 264 (28): ... Komponente komplementa: C3, C4 i C5, su masivni glikoproteini koji imaju važne funkcije u imunskom responsu i odbrani domaćina. ... Hugli TE (1986). "Biochemistry and biology of anaphylatoxins". Complement 3 (3): 111-27. PMID 3542363. ...
... as predicted by homology with complement component C3". Biochem J. 407 (1): 23-30. doi:10.1042/BJ20070764. PMC 2267405. PMID ... Dodds AW, Law SK (December 1998). "The phylogeny and evolution of the thioester bond-containing proteins C3, C4 and alpha 2- ...
... specifically inhibits the third component of human complement (C3)". Placenta. 5 (1): 1-7. doi:10.1016/S0143-4004(84)80044-2. ... June 1995). "Identification of angiotensinogen and complement C3dg as novel proteins binding the proform of eosinophil major ...
Non-apoptotic cells also express complement inhibitors, preventing the assembly of C3 convertase or the lytic pore. Among ... Besides complement particles C1q and C3b which help to opsonize the apoptotic cells, also thrombospondin, pentraxins (C- ... components of complement pathways (e.g. C1q, C3b) and other molecules found in extracellular space. Collectins (e.g. mannose- ... or complement receptors (CR3 and CR4). There is a variety of receptors which recognize the externalized phosphatidylserine. ...
Able to break down fibrin clots, cleave complement protein C3, and activate Factor XII. ... C3 Sistem Komplemen Cleaves to produce C3a and C3b. C3a stimulates histamine release by mast cells, thereby producing ... The combination and activation of this range of complement proteins forms themembrane attack complex, which is able to insert ... A complex of the complement proteins C5b, C6, C7, C8, and multiple units of C9. ...
Specifically, complement factors C1q and C3 have been found to have a role in microglia-mediated synaptic pruning. Carriers of ... The proposed mechanism for this interaction is increased complement factor C3 deposition onto synaptosomes as a consequence of ... Genes in the Complement Component 4 (C4) locus of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which encode for complement ... The fact that some of these complement factors are involved in signaling during synaptic pruning also seems to suggest that ...
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"The Minimal Gene Complement of Mycoplasma genitalium". Science 270 (5235).. *↑ National Human Genome Research Institute - NIH ...
The immune complex serves as an activator that triggers a response from the C5b - C9 complements, which form a membrane attack ... Within membranous glomerulonephritis, especially in cases caused by viral hepatitis, serum C3 levels are low.[7] ... Immunofluorescence microscopy will reveal typical granular deposition of immunoglobulins and complement along the basement ...
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Plasmin, in addition to lysing fibrin clots, also cleaves the complement system component C3, and fibrin degradation products ...
... packed with charges of C-3 explosive and destroyed; they sank to a depth of 200 m (660 ft). ... Complement:. 144 officers and men. Armament:. *3 Aichi M6A1 Seiran sea-planes ...
Kõigi kolme raja korral C3-konvertaas lagundab ja aktiveerib C3 komponendi. C3 laguneb produktideks C3a ja C3b, mis käivitavad ... Zipfel, P. F., Hallström, T., & Riesbeck, K. (2013). Human complement control and complement evasion by pathogenic microbes- ... mis vabastab väikseid peptiide ja võimaldab nii C3-konvertaasi, C4bC2a, moodustumist. Seejärel C3-konvertaas lagundab C3, ... 1,0 1,1 1,2 1,3 Rus, H., Cudrici, C., & Niculescu, F. (2005). The role of the complement system in innate immunity. Immunologic ...
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Complement deficiencies are the result of a lack of any of these proteins. They may predispose to infections but also to ... C3 deficiency (recurrent pyogenic infections) C5 deficiency (Neisserial infections, SLE) C6 deficiency (idem) C7 deficiency ( ... The complement system is part of the innate as well as the adaptive immune system; it is a group of circulating proteins that ... MASP2 deficiency Complement receptor 3 (CR3) deficiency Membrane cofactor protein (CD46) deficiency Membrane attack complex ...
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Complement:. Varied by design type. The Type C4-class ship were the largest cargo ships built by the United States Maritime ... Type C3-class ship. Subclasses:. Six. Completed:. 81. General characteristics Type:. *C4-S-A1 troop transport (30 built) ...
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Other blood tests done to aid in the diagnosis include CRP or ESR, complement levels, ANA, and LDH. Protein electrophoresis and ... Immunoflourescence shows mesangial deposition of IgA often with C3 and properdin and smaller amounts of other immunoglobulins ( ... Some HLA alleles have been suspected along with complement phenotypes as being genetic factors. Non-aggressive Berger's disease ... IgG or IgM). Early components of the classical complement pathway (C1q or C4) are usually not seen. Electron microscopy ...
Complement. 358 personnel; 293 RAN, 62 Australian Army, 3 RAAF. Sensors and processing systems. Giraffe AMB radar, Saab 9LV ... Victoria integrating C3 and sensors to the ship's superstructures.[18] Canberra commenced sea trials on 3 March 2014, sailing ...
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... , also known as pink eye, is inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.[3] It makes the eye appear pink or reddish.[1] Pain, burning, scratchiness, or itchiness may occur.[1] The affected eye may have increased tears or be "stuck shut" in the morning.[1] Swelling of the white part of the eye may also occur.[1] Itching is more common in cases due to allergies.[2] Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes.[1] The most common infectious causes are viral followed by bacterial.[2] The viral infection may occur along with other symptoms of a common cold.[1] Both viral and bacterial cases are easily spread between people.[1] Allergies to pollen or animal hair are also a common cause.[2] Diagnosis is often based on signs and symptoms.[1] Occasionally, a sample of the discharge is sent for culture.[1] Prevention is partly by handwashing.[1] Treatment depends on the underlying cause.[1] In the majority of viral cases, there is no ...
Bradykinin - complement (C3, C5a, MAC) - coagulation (Factor XII, Plasmin, Thrombin). Cell derived mediators ...
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Corrocher R, Tedesco F, Rabusin P, De Sandre G (1975). "Effect of human erythrocyte stromata on complement activation". Br. J. ...
... is an inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) in the lungs.[1] Symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort.[1] Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute and chronic.[1] Acute bronchitis is also known as a chest cold.[1] Acute bronchitis usually has a cough that lasts around three weeks.[4] In more than 90% of cases the cause is a viral infection.[4] These viruses may be spread through the air when people cough or by direct contact.[1] Risk factors include exposure to tobacco smoke, dust, and other air pollution.[1] A small number of cases are due to high levels of air pollution or bacteria such as Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Bordetella pertussis.[4][5] Treatment of acute bronchitis typically involves rest, paracetamol (acetaminophen), and NSAIDs to help with the fever.[6][7] Chronic bronchitis is defined as a productive cough that lasts for three months or more per year for at least two years.[8] Most people with chronic ...
C1s cleaves C4 and C2, which eventually leads to the production of the classical pathway C3-convertase. ... Complement component 1s (EC 3.4.21.42, C1 esterase, activated complement C1s, complement C overbar 1r, C1s) is a protein ... complement activation, lectin pathway. • complement activation. • regulation of complement activation. Sources:Amigo / QuickGO ... complement activation, classical pathway. • immune system process. • innate immune response. • ...
RNAi drugs treat cancer by silencing certain cancer promoting genes.[166] This is done by complementing the cancer genes with ... RNAi will prove its potential for inhibition of photorespiration to enhance the productivity of C3 plants. This knockdown ... end is less stably paired to its complement,[42] but strand selection is unaffected by the direction in which dicer cleaves the ... presumably because dicer is required to generate the initial complement of siRNAs that target subsequent transcripts.[58] ...
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Complement C3 is a blood test that measures the activity of a certain protein. ... C3 and C4 are the most commonly measured complement components.. A complement test may be used to monitor people with an ... C3 complement (beta-1c-globulin) - serum. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. 6th ed ... For example, people with active lupus erythematosus may have lower-than-normal levels of the complement proteins C3 and C4. ...
C 3 comprises 70% of total complement protein and also has alternative pathways. A radial immunodiffusion test is performed. ... Physiology : C 3 comprises of 70% of total complement protein and also alternative pathways.A radial immunodifussion test is ... C 3 Complement test to diagnose lupus erythematosus. ...
Complement Component C3 Is Highly Expressed in Human Pancreatic Islets and Prevents β Cell Death via ATG16L1 Interaction and ... Complement C3 and Autophagy Keep the β Cell Alive.. Toledo M1, Singh R2. ... 2018) show that intracellular complement component C3 interacts with autophagy protein ATG16L1 and protects against β cell ...
... Poul Suadicani,1 Hans Ole Hein,1,2 and Finn Gyntelberg1 ... J. R. Yates, T. Sepp, B. K. Matharu et al., "Complement C3 variant and the risk of age-related macular degeneration," New ... J. E. Finn, L. Zhang, S. Agrawal, D. R. W. Jayne, D. B. G. Oliveira, and P. W. Mathieson, "Molecular analysis of C3 allotypes ... M. M. Markiewski and J. D. Lambris, "Is complement good or bad for cancer patients? A new perspective on an old dilemma," ...
Complement Component 3 (C3). Definition. Complement C3 is a blood test that measures the activity of a certain protein. This ... C3 and C4 are the most commonly measured complement components.. A complement test may be used to monitor people with an ... C3 attaches to bacteria and kills them directly.. References. Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. C3 complement (beta-1c-globulin) - serum ... For example, people with active lupus erythematosus may have lower-than-normal levels of the complement proteins C3 and C4. ...
Generation of C5a in the absence of C3: a new complement activation pathway.. Huber-Lang M1, Sarma JV, Zetoune FS, Rittirsch D ... These data suggest that, in the genetic absence of C3, thrombin substitutes for the C3-dependent C5 convertase. This linkage ... Plasma from C3-/- mice contained threefold higher levels of thrombin activity compared to plasma from C3+/+ mice. There were ... Complement-mediated tissue injury in humans occurs upon deposition of immune complexes, such as in autoimmune diseases and ...
... to the complement-activation protein C3 results in aHUS. Homozygous C3 p.D1115N (C3KI) mice developed spontaneous chronic ... Thus, our data provide in vivo modeling evidence that gain-of-function changes in complement C3 drive aHUS. They also show that ... Therapeutic blockade or genetic deletion of C5, a protein downstream of C3 in the complement cascade, protected homozygous C3KI ... Hyperfunctional complement C3 promotes C5-dependent atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in mice. ...
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We found that many types of human cells specifically internalized C3(H2O), the hydrolytic product of C3, and not native C3, ... A C3(H20) recycling pathway is a component of the intracellular complement system. ... A C3(H20) recycling pathway is a component of the intracellular complement system. ... This system can be activated in a convertase-independent manner from intracellular stores of the complement component C3. The ...
In this study, we determined the potential linkage of severe PE to the most central complement gene, C3. Three cohorts of ... In this study, we determined the potential linkage of severe preeclampsia to the most central complement gene, C3. Three ... Genetic variants associated with preeclampsia are located in key domains of C3 and could thereby influence the function of C3. ... Following the primary screening, C3 was selected as the candidate gene and consequently Sanger sequenced. Fourteen SNPs from C3 ...
The increasing recognition of the complement systems association with diseases of the inflammatory spectrum and with ... Therapeutic control of complement activation at the level of the central component C3 Immunobiology. 2016 Jun;221(6):740-6. doi ... While pharmacological modulation of C3 activation may offer a powerful opportunity to interfere with or even prevent complement ... Although no C3-targeted inhibitors have thus far been approved for clinical use, several promising concepts and candidates have ...
We measured the deposition of C3 fragments from serum samples to reflect the degree of complement activation via all three ... We also found that rheumatoid factors of IgM isotype altered C3 deposition and introduced false-positive reactivities against ... We observed that particular buffer compositions were demanded for separate measurement of antibody reactivity and complement ... the presented bead-based assay setup can be utilized to profile antibody reactivities and immune-complex induced complement ...
"Complement C3 Nephritic Factor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Complement C3 Nephritic Factor" ... "Complement C3 Nephritic Factor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicines controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH ( ... Below are the most recent publications written about "Complement C3 Nephritic Factor" by people in Profiles. ... Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Complement C3 Nephritic Factor". ...
The assembly of C3 convertases (C4b2a and C3bBb) is a prerequisite for complement activation. The convertases catalyze C3b ... The complement system is pivotal in host defense but also contributes to tissue injury in several diseases. ... Immune evasion by a staphylococcal complement inhibitor that acts on C3 convertases Nat Immunol. 2005 Sep;6(9):920-7. doi: ... The complement system is pivotal in host defense but also contributes to tissue injury in several diseases. The assembly of C3 ...
Serum immunoglobulin and complement (C3) levels. John N. Whitaker, Joseph Sciabbarrasi, W. King Engel, John R. Warmolts, Warren ... Serum immunoglobulin and complement (C3) levels. A study in adults with idiopathic, chronic polyneuropathies and motor neuron ...
Complement component C2a, the catalytic fragment of C3- and C5-convertase of human complement. *DOI: 10.2210/pdb2ODP/pdb ... The crystal structure of c2a, the catalytic fragment of classical pathway c3 and c5 convertase of human complement.. Krishnan, ... Complement C2. A. 509. Homo sapiens. Mutation(s): 1 Gene Names: C2, hCG_43694. EC: 3.4.21.43. ... The multi-domain serine protease C2 provides the catalytic activity for the C3 and C5- convertases of the classical and lectin ...
Y. Yuan, D. Yan, G. Han, G. Gu, and J. Ren, "Complement C3 depletion links to the expansion of regulatory T cells and ... J. R. Delanghe, R. Speeckaert, and M. M. Speeckaert, "Complement C3 and its polymorphism: Biological and clinical consequences ... Prognostic Significance of Preoperative and Postoperative Complement C3 Depletion in Gastric Cancer: A Three-Year Survival ... S. Ostrand-Rosenberg, "Cancer and complement," Nature Biotechnology, vol. 26, no. 12, pp. 1348-1349, 2008. View at Publisher · ...
Complement C3 blood testing can help evaluate a variety of immune system issues. Order discounted lab testing from Request A ... C3 Complement Blood Test. This test measures levels of Complement C3 in the blood. The complement system includes over 30 ... C3 Complement Blood Test. This test measures levels of Complement C3 in the blood. The complement system includes over 30 ... C3 Complement Blood Test. This test measures levels of Complement C3 in the blood. The complement system includes over 30 ...
Biosynthesis and secretion of complement component (C3) by activated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes.. M Botto, D ... Biosynthesis and secretion of complement component (C3) by activated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. ... Biosynthesis and secretion of complement component (C3) by activated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. ... Biosynthesis and secretion of complement component (C3) by activated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes. ...
Serine proteases that cleave COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, or cleave COMPLEMENT C5 into COMPLEMENT C5A ... These include the different forms of C3/C5 convertases in the classical and the alternative pathways of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. ... Complement 5 Convertase; Complement C3 Convertases; Complement C5 Convertases; Activator, C3; C3 Convertases, Complement; C3-C5 ... C3; Convertase, C3-C5; Convertase, Complement 3; Convertases, Complement C3; Convertases, Complement C3-C5; Convertases, ...
The complement system is an important part of the humoral response in innate immunity, consisting of three different pathways. ... Alternative names for Complement C3 antibody. CPAMD1, Complement component 3, C3 and PZP-like alpha-2-macroglobulin domain- ... Rabbit Polyclonal antibody to Complement C3 (complement component 3). Rabbit. IgG. Aff - Purified. Hu, Ms. ICC/IF, P, WB. 0.1 ... Background of Complement C3 antibody. The complement system is an important part of the humoral response in innate immunity, ...
... of the complement system. Deficiency of C4 is closely linked to development of autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid ... Complement component C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. These various components travel ... This blood test measures component 3 (C3) of the complement system. Deficiency of C3 may be associated with active lupus, ... Complement component C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. ...
... of the complement system. Deficiency of C4 is closely linked to development of autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Rheumatoid ... Complement component C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. These various components travel ... This blood test measures component 3 (C3) of the complement system. Deficiency of C3 may be associated with active Lupus, ... The complement system is a group of proteins that are important in your defense against infection and play a role in the ...
... we have prepared human C3/CVF hybrid proteins, in which the C-terminus of the α-... ... To obtain proteins with the complement-depleting activity of Cobra Venom Factor (CVF), but with less immunogenicity, ... Derivatives of Human Complement Component C3 for Therapeutic Complement Depletion: A Novel Class of Therapeutic Agents. ... 2008) Derivatives of Human Complement Component C3 for Therapeutic Complement Depletion: A Novel Class of Therapeutic Agents. ...
What is Complement C3 and Complement C4? Meaning of Complement C3 and Complement C4 medical term. What does Complement C3 and ... Looking for online definition of Complement C3 and Complement C4 in the Medical Dictionary? Complement C3 and Complement C4 ... Complement C3 and Complement C4. Complement C3 and Complement C4. Synonym/acronym: C3 and C4. ... Complement C3 and Complement C4 , definition of Complement C3 and Complement C4 by Medical dictionary https://medical- ...
complement inhibition. C3 complement inhibitor. AMY-101. Compstatin Cp40. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH). C3 ... Complement System Proteins. Complement C3. Complement Inactivating Agents. Immunologic Factors. Physiological Effects of Drugs ... Complement protein C3 plasma levels [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days after treatment. ]. *Complement protein C4 plasma levels [ Time ... AMY-101 is a selective inhibitor of complement activation in humans and in NHP. It binds to the complement component C3, the ...
... complement component C1q · complement component C3 · complement component C9 · complement inhibitor · complement receptor ... complement component C3, 80295-41-6; apolipoprotein E3 (Leidein); Apolipoprotein E3; Complement C3 ... Inhibition of complement component C3 reduces vein graft atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E3-Leiden transgenic mice. ... C1q, C3, C9, and the regulatory proteins CD59 and complement receptor-related gene y could be detected in the lesions 4 weeks ...
Human genes for three complement components that regulate the activation of C3 are tightly linked.. S Rodriguez de Cordoba, D M ... Human genes for three complement components that regulate the activation of C3 are tightly linked. ... A new cluster of complement component genes, including C4BP, C3bR, and FH, is described. Family segregation data indicate that ... This cluster is not linked to the major histocompatibility complex, which contains the genes for the complement components, C4 ...
Complement C3 participates in FVIII endocytosis by MO-DCs leading to presentation to CD4+ T cells. Because the complement C3 ... Complement human proteins Factor B, Factor D, C3, C3b and C3-depleted serum were purchased from Complement Technology (Comptech ... generating an initial C3 convertase, C3(H2O)Bb, that activates complement by cleaving C3 into its active fragments, C3a and C3b ... we show a novel role for complement C3 in enhancing the immune response against therapeutic FVIII. In vitro, complement C3 and ...
  • The complement system is a group of nearly 60 proteins that are in blood plasma or on the surface of some cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Rarely, people may inherit deficiency of some complement proteins. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There are nine major complement proteins. (medlineplus.gov)
  • When the complement system is turned on during inflammation, levels of complement proteins may go down. (medlineplus.gov)
  • For example, people with active lupus erythematosus may have lower-than-normal levels of the complement proteins C3 and C4 . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The cascade activates the complement proteins. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The complement system is a group of proteins that move freely through your bloodstream. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is frequently associated in humans with loss-of-function mutations in complement-regulating proteins or gain-of-function mutations in complement-activating proteins. (jci.org)
  • The complement system includes over 30 proteins in the blood which play an important role in the body's immune system . (requestatest.com)
  • C3 makes up about 70% of the proteins in the complement system. (requestatest.com)
  • The complement system is a group of proteins that defend against infection and play a role in the development of inflammation. (lifeextension.com)
  • There are nine major complement proteins called C1 through C9. (lifeextension.com)
  • We show that these hybrid proteins are able to deplete complement, both in vitro and in vivo. (springer.com)
  • Human C3/CVF hybrid proteins represent a novel class of biologicals as potential therapeutic agents in many diseases where complement is involved in the pathogenesis. (springer.com)
  • Functional characterization of cobra venom factor/cobra C3 hybrid proteins. (springer.com)
  • Human C3/cobra venom factor hybrid proteins with potential therapeutic applications. (springer.com)
  • Human C3/cobra venom factor hybrid proteins for therapeutic complement depletion: in vivo activity and fine mapping of important domains. (springer.com)
  • Complement is a system of 25 to 30 distinct cell membrane and plasma proteins, numbered C1 through C9. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Once activated, the proteins interact with each other in a specific sequence called the complement cascade. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The classical pathway is triggered by antigen-antibody complexes and includes participation of all complement proteins C1 through C9. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Complement proteins act as enzymes that aid in the immunological and inflammatory response. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • C3 and C4 are the most frequently assayed complement proteins, along with total complement. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • These data further suggest that the organization of genes for functionally related proteins in clusters may be a rule for the complement system. (rupress.org)
  • Mendelson-L(1985) Complement proteins and C3 anaphylatoxin in the tears of patients with conjunctivitis. (mcmaster.ca)
  • Complement 3 (C3) is a crucial component of the innate immune system, which in association with other complement proteins, forms a major host mechanism for detection and clearance of potential pathogens. (ugent.be)
  • Circulating complement proteins in patients with sepsis or systemic inflammatory response syndrome. (springer.com)
  • Complement proteins have been associated with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk factors. (ahajournals.org)
  • To better understand the association between complement proteins and atherosclerosis we evaluated the cross-sectional associations between complement proteins C3 and C4 and hemostatic markers (factor VIIc, fibrinogen, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) antigen and tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) antigen) in a sample of midlife women. (ahajournals.org)
  • Complement proteins C3 and C4 could be possible pathways by which postmenopausal women are at higher risk of atherosclerosis. (ahajournals.org)
  • Complement is a group of serum proteins that destroy infectious agents. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • Measurement of these proteins aids in the diagnosis of immunological disorders, especially those associated with deficiencies of complement components. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • Accordingly, in vitro experiments with purified proteins demonstrate that Gp96 downregulates several complement C3 functions. (jci.org)
  • C3, C4, and C9 proteins were demonstrated in renal tubules and glomeruli. (iupui.edu)
  • Common polymorphisms in complement alternative pathway (AP) proteins C3 (C3R102G), factor B (fBR32Q), and factor H (fHV62I) are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other pathologies. (csic.es)
  • Binding of C3 fragments on top of adsorbed plasma proteins during complement activation on a model biomaterial surface. (diva-portal.org)
  • The accelerating effect of antimannan IgG on alternative pathway initiation was dose dependent and was reproduced in a complement binding reaction consisting of six purified proteins of the alternative pathway. (asm.org)
  • Serial sera samples were analyzed, and autoantibodies to complement alternative pathway proteins (Factor I, Factor B, C3 and Properdin) were found. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This case is the first reported of a heterozygous C3 mutation associated with lupus nephritis and autoantibodies against complement alternative pathway proteins (Factor I, Factor B, C3 and Properdin).These autoantibodies cause activation of this pathway and this fact could explain that the tissue damage is restricted to the kidney. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This test measures the amount of C3 proteins in your blood. (umassmemorial.org)
  • These proteins are part of your complement system. (umassmemorial.org)
  • These proteins are part of your complement system, an important part of your immune system that helps kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses. (lomalindahealth.org)
  • Complement C3 is a blood test that assesses the activity of a some proteins that are a part of the complement system. (metropolisindia.com)
  • The complement system is complex and composed of a set of more than 30 circulating blood proteins that work together to promote immune and inflammatory responses. (metropolisindia.com)
  • Complement tests measure the number or activity of complement proteins within the blood. (metropolisindia.com)
  • Hereditary deficiency in one among the complement proteins will usually cause a high frequency of recurrent microbial infections. (metropolisindia.com)
  • The human complement cascade consists of several distinct plasma proteins. (randox.com)
  • Surface localization plays a key but ill defined role in activation of the Serum Complement System with or without related "opsonic" proteins. (diva-portal.org)
  • Background and Objectives: Complement proteins are some of the most important plasma proteins of the innate immune system. (iranpath.org)
  • Complement C3 (MW: 183 kDa) is one of the most abundant plasma proteins. (uiowa.edu)
  • Secondary C3 deficiency results from a lack of factor I or factor H, two proteins that are key for the regulation of C3. (wikipedia.org)
  • C3 is one of over 30 complement proteins circulating in the blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinical Aspects and Molecular Basis of Primary Deficiencies of Complement Component C3 and its Regulatory Proteins Factor I and Factor H". Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. (wikipedia.org)
  • C3 complement (beta-1c-globulin) - serum. (medlineplus.gov)
  • however, in two patients with nephritic factor in their serum fractional catabolism of C5 was normal despite markedly increased C3 turnover, suggesting that in patients with alternative pathway activation by nephritic factor little or no C5 convertase is generated. (curehunter.com)
  • C3 is the most abundant protein of the complement system with serum protein levels of about 1.3 mg/ml. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Serum complement levels are used to detect autoimmune diseases. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • mAb against complement receptors (CR) inhibit adherence and phagocytosis of M. tuberculosis in fresh nonimmune serum. (jimmunol.org)
  • This study demonstrates that human monocyte CR1 and CR3 mediate phagocytosis of M. tuberculosis and C component C3 in serum is acting as the major bacterium-bound ligand. (jimmunol.org)
  • I. Complement-mediated bactericidal activity of antibodies to a serum susceptible strain of E. coli of the serotype O 111. (mcmaster.ca)
  • 1998) A novel anti-inflammatory activity of lysozyme: modution of serum complement activation. (mcmaster.ca)
  • The present study was conducted to compare the use of serum C3 and C4 levels with C-reactive protein (CRP) and thrombocyte and leukocyte counts in differentiating patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) from those with sepsis. (springer.com)
  • Both C3 and C4 were measured using frozen serum specimens by immunoturbidimetric assay. (ahajournals.org)
  • Complement C3 antibody was raised against purified C3d from pooled activated serum. (lsbio.com)
  • Phenolic glycolipid-1 of Mycobacterium leprae binds complement component C3 in serum and mediates phagocytosis by human monocytes. (rupress.org)
  • C3 fixation to PGL-1 is serum concentration dependent and is abolished in heat-inactivated serum or serum containing ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. (rupress.org)
  • C3 fixation is also abolished in serum containing ethyleneglycol-bis (beta-aminoethyl ether)N,N,N'-tetraacetic acid and MgCl2 indicating that isolated PGL-1 fixes C3 via the classical complement pathway. (rupress.org)
  • C3 fixes to the trisaccharide of PGL-1 that is chemically linked to bovine serum albumin via the chemical carrier, 8-methoxycarbonyloctanol. (rupress.org)
  • For the quantitative determination of human complement C3 (3rd complement component) in serum by immunoturbidimetric assay. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • The precision for the K - ASSAY ® Complement C3 assay was determined using packaged reagents, pooled human serum, and a Hitachi 717 analyzer. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • This model was used to identify complement C3 as a main partner of Gp96 in the serum. (jci.org)
  • Finally, experimental induction of GvHD in complement C3-deficient mice confirms the link between Gp96 and complement C3 in the serum and with the severity of the disease. (jci.org)
  • As shown by SDS/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, the intracellular pro-C3 (200 kDa) and the extracellular secreted C3 (alpha-chain 110 kDa and beta-chain 75 kDa) are identical with the forms of C3 previously characterized from human serum. (biochemj.org)
  • Some authors found nadir serum levels of C4 and C3 components, together with C3a at nighttime, while others reported insomnia when pro-inflammatory components exhibited increased serum levels. (deepdyve.com)
  • The C4 and C3 serum levels were measured on a Cobas (Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland) modular analyzer, CH50 was estimated using the COMPL300 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) of Wieslab (Malmö, Sweden). (deepdyve.com)
  • Immunofluorescence analysis showed that addition of antimannan IgG to EGTA-chelated and mannan-absorbed serum promoted an early deposition of C3 molecules on the yeast cells but had little or no effect on distribution of the cellular sites for C3 activation. (asm.org)
  • Our interest has focused on the observed difference in the time required for C3 accumulation via the alternative pathway on C. albicans yeast cells incubated in EGTA-chelated serum versus mannan-absorbed serum. (asm.org)
  • This possibility appears unlikely because addition of affinity-purified antimannan IgG to mannan-absorbed serum restores characteristic C3 binding kinetics to levels observed in intact serum ( 40 ). (asm.org)
  • Three quotes of suspended red cells were separated and mixed with specific serum for anti IgG, IgM or C3. (vin.com)
  • B) Seven year evolution of C3 and C4 levels, serum creatinine and proteinuria. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Association of serum complement (C3, C4) and immunoglobulin (IgG, IgM) levels with hormone replacement therapy in healthy post-menopausal women. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Analysis of immunoglobulin, complements and CRP levels in serum of captive northern pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonina). (semanticscholar.org)
  • Association of serum C3 levels with the risk of myocardial infarction. (semanticscholar.org)
  • For the quantitative in vitro determination of Complement C3 in serum. (randox.com)
  • C3 and human serum albumin, but not C1q, showed appreciable hydrophobic affinity for a poly(ethylene glycol)-fatty acid ester of oleic acid. (diva-portal.org)
  • This study was conducted to show whether serum C3 and C4 complement change in adult nonpregnant female with iron deficient anemia or not. (iranpath.org)
  • Serum C3, and C4 were measured in case and control subjects with nephlometry method, finally comparison between result of patients group and control group was done with using suitable statistical test. (iranpath.org)
  • Results: Mean serum C3 and C4 in patient group was 1.28 ± 0.81 and 0.28 ± 0.23 g/L respectively and for control group was 1.39 ± 0.87 and 0.35 ± 0.25 g/L respectively. (iranpath.org)
  • Although serum complements were slightly lower in patient groups in compared to control group but this differences was not meaningful with t test. (iranpath.org)
  • Conclusion: This study showed serum C3 and C4 complements levels were not changed in iron deficiency anemia. (iranpath.org)
  • C3 deficiency can be induced by injecting animals with cobra venom factor, which functions like an unregulated C3-convertase because factor I and factor H do not regulate it, cleaving most C3 molecules in the serum into C3a and C3b fragments, which depletes the amount of intact C3. (wikipedia.org)
  • A potent solid-phase C5 convertase was generated using plasma from either C3+/+ or C3-/- mice. (nih.gov)
  • These data suggest that, in the genetic absence of C3, thrombin substitutes for the C3-dependent C5 convertase. (nih.gov)
  • This system can be activated in a convertase-independent manner from intracellular stores of the complement component C3. (jci.org)
  • Nucleotide sequence of a human autoantibody to the alternative pathway C3/C5 convertase (C3NeF). (harvard.edu)
  • Spitzer RE, Stitzel AE, Tsokos G. On the origin of C3 nephritic factor (antibody to the alternative pathway C3 convertase): evidence for the Adam and Eve concept of autoantibody production. (harvard.edu)
  • Study of the idiotypic response to autoantibody to the alternative pathway C3/C5 convertase in normal individuals, patients with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and experimental animals. (harvard.edu)
  • Production of IgG and IgM autoantibody to the alternative pathway C3 convertase in normal individuals and patients with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. (harvard.edu)
  • Human anti-idiotypic antibody responses to autoantibody against the alternative pathway C3 convertase. (harvard.edu)
  • Evidence that production of autoantibody to the alternative pathway C3 convertase is a normal physiologic event. (harvard.edu)
  • The C-terminal fragment C2a consisting of a serine protease (SP) and a von Willebrand factor type A (vWFA) domain, remains attached to C4b, forming the C3 convertase, C4b2a. (rcsb.org)
  • Here, we present the crystal structure of Mg(2+)-bound C2a to 1.9 A resolution in comparison to its homolog Bb, the catalytic subunit of the alternative pathway C3 convertase, C3bBb. (rcsb.org)
  • On the basis of these structural features, we suggest a model for the initial steps of C3 convertase assembly. (rcsb.org)
  • In addition, anti-C3 NAbs promoted C3 convertase generation, when added to the convertase precursor or during convertase assembly, suggesting a non-nephritic-factor mechanism. (curehunter.com)
  • A novel bifunctional chimeric complement inhibitor that regulates C3 convertase and formation of the membrane attack complex. (springer.com)
  • Activation of C5 by a C5 convertase initiates the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components, C5-C9, into the membrane attack complex. (medindia.net)
  • Our published work showed that fBR32Q influences C3 convertase formation, whereas fHV62I affects factor I cofactor activity. (csic.es)
  • Complement consumption, usually at the level of the C3 convertase results in low C3 levels. (atypicalhus.co.uk)
  • In immunology, soluble C3-convertase , also known as iC3Bb, catalyzes the proteolytic cleavage of C3 into C3a and C3b as part of the alternative complement system . (wikidoc.org)
  • This can lead to the production of surface-bound C3 convertase and thus more C3b components. (wikidoc.org)
  • Also known as C3bBb, this convertase is similar to soluble C3-convertase except that it is membrane bound. (wikidoc.org)
  • Its processing by C3 convertase is the central reaction in both classical and alternative complent pathways. (enquirebio.com)
  • C3a formation occurs through activation and cleavage of complement component 3 in a reaction catalyzed by C3-convertase. (wikipedia.org)
  • C4a and C2b form C4bC2b, also known as C3 convertase. (wikipedia.org)
  • The MASPs cleave C4 and C2, resulting in C3 convertase formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • This activation induces a conformational change in the thioester domain of C3(H2O) that allows it to bind to a plasma protein called Factor B. This complex is then cleaved by Factor D, a serine protease, to form C3b(H2O)Bb, or fluid-phase C3-convertase. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each of these pathways involves the formation of a C3-convertase, which will cleave C3 molecules into C3a and C3b fragments. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is important because an unregulated C3-convertase will cause a deficiency of intact C3 molecules by generating these fragments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complement C3 is a blood test that measures the activity of a certain protein. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This protein is part of the complement system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • 2018) show that intracellular complement component C3 interacts with autophagy protein ATG16L1 and protects against β cell death by stimulating autophagy. (nih.gov)
  • There were higher levels of F2 mRNA (encoding prothrombin) as well as prothrombin and thrombin protein in liver of C3-/- mice compared to C3+/+ mice. (nih.gov)
  • Herein, we show that, when transferred to mice, an aHUS-associated gain-of-function change (D1115N) to the complement-activation protein C3 results in aHUS. (jci.org)
  • Therapeutic blockade or genetic deletion of C5, a protein downstream of C3 in the complement cascade, protected homozygous C3KI mice from thrombotic microangiopathy and aHUS. (jci.org)
  • As a central functional hub that largely drives the activation, amplification, and effector generation of the complement response, the plasma protein C3 has long been recognized as an attractive target. (nih.gov)
  • Here we describe the identification of staphylococcal complement inhibitor, an excreted 9.8-kilodalton protein that blocks human complement by specific interaction with C4b2a and C3bBb. (nih.gov)
  • As a highly active and small soluble protein that acts exclusively on surfaces, staphylococcal complement inhibitor may represent a promising anti-inflammatory molecule. (nih.gov)
  • Complement component C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. (lifeextension.com)
  • One hybrid protein, HC3-1496, is shown to be effective in reducing complement-mediated damage in two disease models in mice, collagen-induced arthritis and myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. (springer.com)
  • Depletion of plasma complement in vivo by a protein of cobra venom: its effect on various immunologic reactions. (springer.com)
  • C3 is an essential activating protein in the classic and alternate complement cascades. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Complement protein C3 plasma levels [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days after treatment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4368352 Summary Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) - Complement component 5 is a protein is encoded by the C5 gene. (medindia.net)
  • C5a is also a potent chemokine which stimulates the locomotion of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and directs their migration toward sites of inflammation.Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) pipeline Target constitutes close to 31 molecules. (medindia.net)
  • It also reviews key players involved in Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) targeted therapeutics development with respective active and dormant or discontinued projects.The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, company/university websites, clinical trial registries, conferences, SEC filings, investor presentations and featured press releases from company/university sites and industry-specific third party sources. (medindia.net)
  • Selberg O, Hecker H, Martin M, Klos A, Bautsch W, Kohl J. Discrimination of sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome by determination of circulating plasma concentrations of procalcitonin, protein complement 3a, and interleukin-6. (springer.com)
  • Recent data suggest a potential role of complement protein C3 in clot stability with hypofibrinolytic and prothrombotic features. (ahajournals.org)
  • Complement protein C3 is independently associated with two important hemostatic markers, PAI-1 and tPA antigens, that have significant roles in thrombus development, stabilization and destabilization in lesion areas. (ahajournals.org)
  • We investigated the efficacy of a recombinant mouse protein composed of domains from complement receptor 2 (CR2) and FH (CR2-FH) in two models of C3 glomerulopathy with either preexisting or triggered C3 deposition along the GBM. (asnjournals.org)
  • 3 In a study of 91 patients with complement FH-related protein 5 nephropathy (CFHR5N), 31% developed chronic renal failure, and 20% developed end stage renal failure. (asnjournals.org)
  • Strategies to reduce C3 activation specifically at sites of complement activation include CR2-FH, 21 a fusion protein comprised of the complement regulatory domains of FH (FH 1-5 ) linked to the C3 fragment-binding domains of complement receptor 2 (CR2 1-4 ). (asnjournals.org)
  • The Complement Component C3 is a protein that plays important role in the immune system and therefore the dog's ability to prevent batecrial infections. (laboklin.co.uk)
  • Complement component C3 (C3) is the central component of the complement system and a key inflammatory protein activated in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (arvojournals.org)
  • Immune homeostasis is regulated by several players including the complement system, a complex protein network at the crossroad between the innate and adaptive arms of the human defences against pathogens. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Results: Compelling preclinical evidence demonstrated a role of adipose-tissue C3 and its cleavage products C3a and acylation stimulating protein (ASP) in adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Complement-induced release of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 from human smooth muscle cells. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The short isoform has B-cell stimulatory activity.C3-beta-c: Acts as a choattractant for neutrophils in chronic inflammation.Acylation stimulating protein: adipogenic hormone that stimulates triglyceride (TG) synthesis and glucose transport in adipocytes, regulating fat storage and playing a role in postprandial TG clearance. (enquirebio.com)
  • Complement C3 is a blood test that measures the activity of a certain protein that is part of the complement system. (bloodtestslondon.com)
  • Before being secreted as a mature protein, C3 is split into β-chain (645 residues and 70 kDa) and α-chain (992 residues and 115 kDa) and forms a rare internal thioester bond. (adipogen.com)
  • The mature protein is composed of two disulfide-bound polypeptide chains (C3α and C3β). (uiowa.edu)
  • In these patients, the type of complement-associated defect cannot be predicted by measuring plasma protein levels but may be discoverable by genetic analysis. (uiowa.edu)
  • Complement component 3 (C3) is a protein involved in both the innate and adaptive immune response. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complement-mediated tissue injury in humans occurs upon deposition of immune complexes, such as in autoimmune diseases and acute respiratory distress syndrome. (nih.gov)
  • Acute lung inflammatory injury in wild-type and C3-/- mice after deposition of IgG immune complexes was of equivalent intensity and was C5a dependent, but injury was greatly attenuated in Hc-/- mice (Hc encodes C5). (nih.gov)
  • Mice with active disease had reduced plasma C3 with C3 fragment and C9 deposition within the kidney. (jci.org)
  • Staphylococcal complement inhibitor bound and stabilized C3 convertases, interfering with additional C3b deposition through the classical, lectin and alternative complement pathways. (nih.gov)
  • In ulcerative colitis, and idiopathic chronic inflammatory bowel disease, the deposition of C3 in the diseased mucosa has been reported. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • 10. Rainard P., Poutrel B. (1995) Deposition of complement components on Streptococcus agalactiae in bovine milk in the absence of inflammation. (mcmaster.ca)
  • In a second mouse model with combined deficiency of FH and complement factor I, CR2-FH prevented de novo C3 deposition along the GBM. (asnjournals.org)
  • These data show that CR2-FH protects the GBM from both spontaneous and triggered C3 deposition in vivo and indicate that this approach should be tested in C3 glomerulopathy. (asnjournals.org)
  • We utilized CR2-Crry, which is the soluble rodent-specific complement inhibitor (sCrry) linked to a complement receptor 2 (CR2) targeting moiety that directs sCrry to sites of C3b-fragment (iC3b/C3dg/C3d) deposition. (arvojournals.org)
  • An oprF -deficient P. aeruginosa strain exhibits reduced C3 deposition compared to the wild type. (asm.org)
  • Candida albicans activates the classical and alternative complement pathways, leading to deposition of opsonic complement fragments on the cell surface. (asm.org)
  • C3 deposition via the antimannan IgG-dependent classical pathway occurs rapidly and can be detected within 1 min following incubation of the yeast cells with NHS ( 40 ). (asm.org)
  • C3 deposition through the alternative pathway exhibits distinctly different characteristics. (asm.org)
  • If the classical pathway of NHS is blocked by either treatment with the Ca 2+ chelator EGTA ( 21 , 40 ) or mannan absorption to remove antimannan IgG ( 40 ), deposition of initial C3 molecules occurs at a few discrete sites on the yeast cell surface. (asm.org)
  • Furthermore, deposition of initial C3 molecules via the alternative pathway requires a much longer incubation time than C3 binding through the antimannan IgG-dependent classical pathway. (asm.org)
  • Alternatively, the naturally occurring antimannan IgG that is present in EGTA-chelated NHS may facilitate C3 deposition via the alternative pathway. (asm.org)
  • C3 Glomerulopathy (C3G) describes a group of diseases in which uncontrolled complement activation leads to complement deposition within the glomerulus. (atypicalhus.co.uk)
  • Originally, these pathologies were defined as glomerular pathology characterized by accumulation of C3 with absent or scanty immunoglobulin deposition. (scirp.org)
  • These pathologies are defined by C3 accumulation with absent or little immunoglobulin deposition. (scirp.org)
  • They also show that long-term C5 deficiency is not accompanied by development of other renal complications (such as C3 glomerulopathy) despite sustained dysregulation of C3. (jci.org)
  • An inherited deficiency of C3 predisposes the person to frequent assaults of bacterial infections. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Deficiency of C3 may be associated with active lupus, recurrent bacterial infections, and acute glomerulonephritis (a type of kidney disease caused by problems with your body's immune system). (lifeextension.com)
  • To assist in the diagnosis of immunological diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in which complement is consumed at an increased rate, or to detect inborn deficiency. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • FH-deficient mice spontaneously develop renal pathology associated with abnormal C3 accumulation along the GBM and secondary plasma C3 deficiency. (asnjournals.org)
  • 12 - 19 In the FH-deficient mouse model of C3G, coexistent C5 deficiency ameliorated spontaneous glomerular inflammation but did not alter the degree of C3 staining or electron-dense changes along the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). (asnjournals.org)
  • C3 deficiency is an inherited disorder that causes severe immuodeficiency in the Brittany breed. (laboklin.co.uk)
  • It is very unlikely that the dog will develop C3 Deficiency (Complement Component 3 deficiency). (laboklin.co.uk)
  • However, C3 deficiency in CFH knockout mice resulted in increased amyloid accumulation on RPE/BM and elevated photoreceptor loss leading to a reduced ERG responses. (arvojournals.org)
  • You can inherit a deficiency in your complement C3. (umassmemorial.org)
  • If only your C3 complement level is low and all other complement components are normal, it's usually because of an inherited component deficiency. (umassmemorial.org)
  • You can inherit a deficiency in your complement C3, but it's much more common to acquire a deficiency. (lomalindahealth.org)
  • Congenital deficiency of C3 increases the risk of recurrent bacteremia. (biodiagnostic.co.in)
  • This evaluation is useful for diagnosing C3 deficiency and to investigate patient with an undetectable total complement level (CH50). (apollodiagnostics.in)
  • Complement levels can also be decreased because of increased consumption or, more rarely, a hereditary deficiency. (metropolisindia.com)
  • As C3 is the major complement component and participates in several stages of the immune response, its deficiency generally associated with higher susceptibility to severe bacterial infections and in some cases with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus. (adipogen.com)
  • C3 and C4 Complement Levels in Iron Deficiency Anemia', Iranian Journal of Pathology , 6(2), pp. 56-62. (iranpath.org)
  • Complement 3 deficiency is a genetic condition affecting complement component 3 (C3). (wikipedia.org)
  • People can suffer from either primary or secondary C3 deficiency. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary C3 deficiency refers to an inherited autosomal-recessive disorder that involves mutations in the gene for C3. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both primary and secondary C3 deficiency are characterized by low levels or absence of C3. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 2016, primary C3 deficiency had been reported in 37 individuals (from 29 families) around the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with primary or secondary C3 deficiency generally displayed symptoms (i.e. suffered from infection) within the first 2 years of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to studying C3 deficiency in diagnosed human patients, researchers have studied C3 deficiency in animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • C3 deficiency makes an individual susceptible to severe, recurrent infections from encapsulated bacteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some cases, primary and secondary C3 deficiency have been associated with the onset of rheumatic or renal (kidney) diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment for C3 deficiency has generally involved the prescription of regular antibiotics intended to prevent infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Activation of the classical complement pathway [ Time Frame: Up to 14 days after treatment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 1. Loos-M (1982) The classical complement pathway: mechanism of activation of the first component by antigen-antibody complexes. (mcmaster.ca)
  • C3 glomerulopathy refers to renal disorders characterized by abnormal accumulation of C3 within the kidney, commonly along the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). (asnjournals.org)
  • C3 glomerulopathy is associated with complement alternative pathway dysregulation, which includes functional defects in complement regulator factor H (FH). (asnjournals.org)
  • There is no effective treatment for C3 glomerulopathy. (asnjournals.org)
  • C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is characterized by abnormal accumulation of C3 within the glomeruli and includes dense deposit disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis. (asnjournals.org)
  • OBJECTIVES: To review the role of complement in glomerular pathologies focusing on thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) caused by Shiga toxin (Stx) and organ transplantation associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) as well as C3 glomerulopathy (C3G). (luriechildrens.org)
  • What is C3 glomerulopathy? (atypicalhus.co.uk)
  • C3 glomerulopathy is a disease including both dense deposit disease and C3 glomerulonephritis has an estimated prevalence of 2 to 3 per million. (scirp.org)
  • Specifically, in C3 glomerulopathy patients, there exists a prolongation of C3 cleavage which causes the uncontrolled alternative pathway activation. (scirp.org)
  • Many treatments have been investigated for treating C3 glomerulopathy to little or no avail, including calcineurin inhibitors, plasmapharesis, and anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies. (scirp.org)
  • These results provide encouraging evidence that suggest Eculizumab as a promising therapy for patients with C3 glomerulopathy and warrant that more extensive clinical trials can be designed as a next step. (scirp.org)
  • The activation of the alternative pathway of the complement is involved in the development of several renal diseases, such as atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathy. (revistanefrologia.com)
  • In C3 glomerulopathy, a high percentage of patients have circulating levels of the autoantibody called C3NeF, which causes systemic dysregulation of the complement system. (revistanefrologia.com)
  • These patients, in addition to possibly presenting with all the metabolic disorders associated with the adipose tissue defect, present with C3 hypocomplementemia and C3NeF and 25% have developed C3 glomerulopathy. (revistanefrologia.com)
  • Defining the complement biomarker profile of C3 glomerulopathy, CJASN 2014). (uiowa.edu)
  • Proteolysis by certain enzymes results in the cleavage of C3 releasing C3a anaphylatoxin and C3b. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • 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)
  • All three complement activation pathways converge at C3 cleavage. (arvojournals.org)
  • The equivalent position of the known factor I cleavage sites in human C3 alpha could be located in the murine C3 alpha chain and the size and sequence of the resulting peptide were deduced. (lu.se)
  • this cleavage leads to the binding of the resulting C3 fragments to the cell membrane through reaction of membrane acceptors with the carbonyl group of C3 revealed after disruption of the intramolecular thioester bond. (biochemj.org)
  • The three complement activation pathways (alternative, classical, lectin) converge at the stage of C3 cleavage to generate the activated form of C3, which is C3b. (uiowa.edu)
  • Dysregulation of the complement system has been implicated, but molecular mechanisms are incompletely understood. (frontiersin.org)
  • This drug has proven to be an effective treatment in other nephrologic pathologies that are caused by complement dysregulation. (scirp.org)
  • Dense deposit disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) are two ultra-rare renal diseases characterized by fluid-phase dysregulation of C3 and C5 convertases that can lead to partial or complete consumption of circulating complement components, including C3. (uiowa.edu)
  • Our results suggest that this preclinical model will allow testing of novel complement inhibitors with the aim of developing precisely targeted therapeutics that could have application in many complement-mediated diseases. (jci.org)
  • The increasing recognition of the complement system's association with diseases of the inflammatory spectrum and with biomaterial and transplant-related complications has generated growing interest in the therapeutic modulation of this innate immune cascade. (nih.gov)
  • The complement system is pivotal in host defense but also contributes to tissue injury in several diseases. (nih.gov)
  • Blocking the terminal complement pathway with the C5 inhibitor eculizumab has revolutionized the clinical management of several complement-mediated diseases and has boosted the clinical development of new inhibitors. (onmedica.com)
  • RESULTS: There is an emerging role for complement biology in the renal glomerulus where its inappropriate over-activation is integral to several diseases. (luriechildrens.org)
  • Methods: We reviewed the available evidence pointing to a role of complement system, and in particular complement C3, in insulin resistance and other cardiometabolic diseases including diabetes (T2D), hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atherosclerosis. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Moreover, preliminary evidence support a role of complement C3 in other cardiometabolic diseases such as hypertension, NAFLD and atherosclerosis. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Moreover, the therapeutic potential of C3 modulation in either cardiometabolic and inflammatory diseases need to be investigated. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Eculizumab is currently licensed for use in two other diseases caused by abnormal complement activation - Atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS) and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria (PNH). (atypicalhus.co.uk)
  • One of the diseases that often causes abnormal C3 is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (umassmemorial.org)
  • By measuring complement C3 levels, especially in how they compare with other parts of the complement system, your healthcare provider can diagnose and monitor treatment of certain diseases. (lomalindahealth.org)
  • One of the diseases that commonly involves abnormal C3 is systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, an autoimmune disorder. (lomalindahealth.org)
  • The complement system can also be activated when the body makes antibodies against its own tissues that it thinks are foreign (autoantibodies) as happens in autoimmune diseases. (metropolisindia.com)
  • However, the complement system can also be a pathogenetic factor in many diseases including, rheumatoid arthritis, reperfusion injury, myasthenia gravis, and more. (skysonginnovations.com)
  • These hCVF C3 derivatives were tested for therapeutic complement depletion in multiple preclinical models of diseases with complement pathology, including reperfusion injury, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), and immunogenicity to Factor VIII in hemophilia A and consistently showed therapeutic efficacy. (skysonginnovations.com)
  • There have been recorded cases of C3 deficient patients that suffer only from immune complex-mediated diseases and not severe, recurrent infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • The assembly of C3 convertases (C4b2a and C3bBb) is a prerequisite for complement activation. (nih.gov)
  • The multi-domain serine protease C2 provides the catalytic activity for the C3 and C5- convertases of the classical and lectin pathways of complement activation. (rcsb.org)
  • These include the different forms of C3/C5 convertases in the classical and the alternative pathways of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. (curehunter.com)
  • Data on the C3 inhibitor Compstatin and the C5 inhibitors eculizumab and Coversin reported here demonstrate that C3/C5 convertases function differently from prevailing concepts. (onmedica.com)
  • The new insights into the mechanism of C3/C5 convertases provided here have important implications for the development and therapeutic use of complement inhibitors as well as the interpretation of former clinical and preclinical data. (onmedica.com)
  • C3b generates new C3 convertases by interacting with factors B, D and properdin. (uiowa.edu)
  • The complement system is an important part of the humoral response in innate immunity, consisting of three different pathways. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • 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)
  • Complement is a highly conserved pathway of the innate immune system, and its role in the first line of defense against pathogens is widely appreciated. (asm.org)
  • As a part of the innate immune system, the complement cascade enhances the body's ability to destroy and remove pathogens and has recently been shown to influence Alzheimer's associated amyloid and tau pathology. (cdc.gov)
  • The complement system is part of the immune system and is important in both innate and adaptive immunity. (skysonginnovations.com)
  • At the same time, experiences from preclinical development and clinical trials are slowly providing a more detailed picture of therapeutic complement inhibition at the level of C3. (nih.gov)
  • Complement C5 inhibition, using the monoclonal antibody eculizumab, showed variable efficacy in an open label study 10 , 11 and case reports. (asnjournals.org)
  • Complement inhibition at the level of C3 or C5: mechanistic reasons for ongoing terminal pathway activity. (onmedica.com)
  • Stoichiometric C3 inhibition failed to inhibit C5 activation and lytic activity during strong classical pathway activation, demonstrating a "C3 bypass" activation of C5. (onmedica.com)
  • While case reports supporting the use of complement inhibition exist, there has not been a formal trial. (luriechildrens.org)
  • Complement activation in C3G is established but again treatment with complement inhibition has failed to be uniformly beneficial. (luriechildrens.org)
  • An intracellular complement system (ICS) has recently been described in immune and nonimmune human cells. (jci.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)
  • The complement RNAseq data were incorporated into a gene network showing interactions among C3-generating renal tubular cells and other immune competent migratory cells. (iupui.edu)
  • Complement is activated and responsive to bacteria , fungi and some immune complexes. (healthtap.com)
  • After activation C3b can bind covalently, via its reactive thioester, to cell surface carbohydrates or immune aggregates.Derived from proteolytic degradation of complent C3, C3a anaphylatoxin is a mediator of local inflammatory process. (enquirebio.com)
  • C3 circulates in an inactive form but can be activated in order to aid the immune system's response to a foreign invader. (wikipedia.org)
  • 20 The lack of a uniform response to eculizumab perhaps indicates that there are both C3- and C5-dependent mechanisms of renal injury, which may be different between patients and over time within a given patient. (asnjournals.org)
  • This rapid renal decline was accompanied by the activation of the renal complement system in DI, and to a lesser extent in sham-operated diabetic rats (DS). (iupui.edu)
  • In DI there were significant increases in renal mRNA encoding C3, C4, C5, C6, C8, and C9 over sham-operated lean normal controls (LS). (iupui.edu)
  • CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that local activation of the complement system mediates renal injury in diabetic nephropathy. (iupui.edu)
  • First kidney biopsy images, and renal function and complement evolution over 7 years. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Chronic hep c infections have been shown to suppress total complement and c4 levels, but that is prior to treatment. (healthtap.com)
  • Your healthcare provider may also order a total complement activity test. (umassmemorial.org)
  • With lupus, your total complement level may be slightly lower. (umassmemorial.org)
  • If the C3 test is done as part of a total complement activity test, the test should be repeated if low levels are found. (umassmemorial.org)
  • Usually your total complement level is also slightly lower in this situation. (lomalindahealth.org)
  • The complement cascade is a series of reactions that take place in the blood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Activation products of the complement cascade contain neo-epitopes that are not present in the individual native components. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Monoclonal antibodies detecting neo-epitopes have been used for direct quantification of activation at different steps in the complement cascade. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • One of the earliest events in the complement cascade is the conversion of C3 to C3a and C3b, the latter typically binds to one or more acceptor molecules on the pathogen surface. (asm.org)
  • Objective: Complement C3 represents the nodal point of the complement cascade independently of the pathway recruited. (eurekaselect.com)
  • The development of agents to interfere with or modulate the complement cascade has been an area of intense interest for the past two decades. (skysonginnovations.com)
  • Complement C3 variant and the risk of age-related macular degeneration," New England Journal of Medicine , vol. 357, no. 6, pp. 553-561, 2007. (hindawi.com)
  • To explore the association between polymorphisms in the complement component 3 (C3) gene and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and to investigate the modifying effect of complement factor H (CFH) Y402H, LOC387715 A69S and smoking. (cdc.gov)
  • Immunoperoxidase of monoclonal antibody to C3 on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded human salivary gland. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Detection limit for recombinant GST tagged C3 is approximately 1ng/ml as a capture antibody. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Human Placenta tissue stained with Complement C3c Antibody Cat. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • The alternate pathway occurs when C3, C5, and C9 are activated without participation of C1, C2, and C4 or the presence of antigen-antibody complexes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Complement C3 antibody LS-C128294 is an unconjugated sheep polyclonal antibody to human Complement C3. (lsbio.com)
  • Therefore the continuing immunochemical study of this and related problems will require polyclonal and monoclonal antibody reagents reactive not only with the C3(S) and C3(N) but also the C3(D) antigenic subsets. (diva-portal.org)
  • Complement C3 antibody LS-C653323 is a PE-conjugated mouse monoclonal antibody to human Complement C3. (lsbio.com)
  • Complement C3 antibody was raised against purified human C3d (neoantigen). (lsbio.com)
  • Depletion of the C3 component of complement enhances the ability of rituximab-coated target cells to activate human NK cells and improves the efficacy of monoclonal antibody therapy in an in vivo model. (harvard.edu)
  • Complement is a complex biological system which works in conjunction with antibody and other factors to protect the body from invasion by pathogens. (randox.com)
  • The next logical step is exploring the efficacy of anti-C5 monoclonal antibody therapy in C3 glomerulopathies to target the specific pathophysiology of this particular disease. (scirp.org)
  • Eculizumab is an anti-C5 monoclonal antibody that blocks the terminal step of complement activation. (scirp.org)
  • Increased complement levels may be associated with acute or chronic inflammation or conditions such as cancer, ulcerative colitis or thyroiditis. (requestatest.com)
  • High C3 is an acute phase reactant and may be elevated in any case of inflammation. (healthtap.com)
  • Viruses do not typically have any affect on complement levels other than an acute phase reactant that can boost levels. (healthtap.com)
  • C3 is an acute phase reactant. (biodiagnostic.co.in)
  • We used a custom-made single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping assay consisting of 98 SNPs in 18 genes that encode components of the complement system. (frontiersin.org)
  • By enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, C3 binds selectively to phenolic glycolipid-1 (PGL-1), a major surface molecule of the leprosy bacillus. (rupress.org)
  • A comparison of the K - ASSAY ® Complement C3 assay and an INCSTAR Complement C3 Test Kit was performed using a Hitachi 717. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • evening: 106-136 nmol/L, 95% CI).Conclusions:The concentrations of the assessed complement components C4 and C3 as well as CH50 surrogate assay did not yield significantly different values between early morning and evening. (deepdyve.com)
  • The third complement component, C3, is central to the classical, alternative and lectin pathways of complement activation. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • C3 plays a central role in the activation of all the three pathways of complement activation i.e. the classical, alternative, and lectin pathway. (adipogen.com)
  • CR2-FH specifically targeted glomerular C3 deposits, reduced the linear C3 reactivity assessed with anti-C3 and anti-C3b/iC3b/C3c antibodies, and prevented further spontaneous accumulation of C3 fragments along the GBM. (asnjournals.org)
  • The nucleotide sequences coding for murine complement component C3 have been determined from a cloned genomic DNA fragment and several overlapping cloned complementary DNA fragments. (lu.se)
  • Preliminary evidence for a cell-associated proteolytic activity specific for C3 is given, as well as for a covalent-like binding of C3 fragments to the cell membranes. (biochemj.org)
  • Immunological characterization of the cell-bound C3 fragments with monoclonal antibodies shows an evolution of the proteolysis of the fragments from iC3b to C3dg epitopes. (biochemj.org)
  • The larger fragment has the ability to cleave C3 into C3a and C3b and is therefore called C3 activator. (rupress.org)
  • Risch, Lorenz 2018-06-27 00:00:00 AbstractBackground:The circadian fluctuations in the blood levels of selected components of the complement system are ill-defined. (deepdyve.com)
  • This test measures all 9 components of the complement system, from C1 to C9. (umassmemorial.org)
  • C3 levels are also reduced in 30% to 50% of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) carrying Factor H mutations, and 20% to 30% of patients carrying Factor I mutations, a finding consistent with complement-dependent disease (Loirat & Frémeaux-Bacchi, 2011). (uiowa.edu)
  • Anti-C3 NAb preparations exhibited nephritic factor activity that was up to 60 times stronger than that of total IgG from a patient with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 2. (curehunter.com)
  • Glomerulonephritis is one of the most severe complications of lupus, a systemic disease with multi-organ involvement, with tissue damage produced mainly by complement activation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • C3G is classified into dense deposit disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and overlaps with the term membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). (atypicalhus.co.uk)
  • Here in this paper we discuss and present various case studies and clinical trials available that experiment with Eculizumab in patients with either dense deposit disease or C3 glomerulonephritis. (scirp.org)
  • This particular pathological pattern indicates a glomerulonephritis caused by inappropriate activation of the alternative complement pathway rather than the classic complement pathway. (scirp.org)
  • The nomenclature for dense deposit disease and C3 glomerulonephritis has been recently updated. (scirp.org)
  • The C3 rs448260 genotype was associated with risk of asthma hospitalisations with an observed hazard ratio of 1.17(1.06-1.28) for the CC genotype compared with the AA genotype. (onmedica.com)
  • High plasma complement C3 was associated with high levels of blood eosinophils and IgE(p for trends ≤6·10-9), but only the SKIV2L rs429608 genotype was positively associated with blood eosinophil count(p=3·10-4) and level of IgE(p=3·10-4). (onmedica.com)
  • Using linear models, we assessed the relationship between APOE ε4 genotype, CSF Complement 3 (C3), CSF amyloid-β (amyloid) and CSF hyperphosphorylated tau (ptau). (cdc.gov)
  • C3 and C4 are the most commonly measured complement components. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In this study, we determined the potential linkage of severe PE to the most central complement gene, C3 . (frontiersin.org)
  • Following the primary screening, C3 was selected as the candidate gene and consequently Sanger sequenced. (frontiersin.org)
  • This is, as far as we are aware, the first candidate gene in the complement system with an association to a clinically relevant PE subphenotype, severe PE. (frontiersin.org)
  • Here, we test the therapeutic effect of limiting C3 activation during glaucoma progression in D2 mice using ocular gene therapy. (arvojournals.org)
  • Murine and human genomic cosmid clones were isolated, characterized and sequenced 5′ to the complement C3 gene transcriptional initiation sites to determine cis elements that participate in constitutive and regulated C3 gene expression. (biochemj.org)
  • Four TATA boxes were identified upstream of the murine transcriptional initiation site, but deletion and transfection analysis using reporter gene constructs in HepG2 cells indicated that only the TATA element at position -30, together with sequences -395 to -111, are essential for constitutive expression of murine C3 in hepatocytes. (biochemj.org)
  • Collectively, these results localize cis-acting elements involved in constitutive and IL-1/IL-6-regulated murine C3 gene expression and provide evidence for specific transacting factors. (biochemj.org)
  • Genetic study revealed that the patient carried a mutation in heterozygosis in the C3 gene. (biomedcentral.com)
  • C3 exhibits two common allotypic variants that may be separated by gel electrophoresis and are called C3 fast (C3 F) and C3 slow (C3 S). C3 F, the less common variant, occurs at appreciable frequencies only in Caucasoid populations (gene frequency = 0.20). (rupress.org)
  • Studies of the genomic organization of the human C3 gene led to the identification of a single change (C to G) between C3 S and C3 F at nucleotide 364 in exon 3. (rupress.org)
  • Three RFLPs (BamHI, EcoRI, and SstI) were located to introns in the C3 gene. (rupress.org)
  • The variants R102G and P314L of the C3 gene, CFH Y402H and LOC387715 A69S, were genotyped in all study participants. (cdc.gov)
  • Our study showed a significant association between variants in the C3 gene and AMD and further highlights the crucial role of the complement pathway in the etiology of AMD. (cdc.gov)
  • The human gene for C3 is located on chromosome 19. (wikipedia.org)
  • Genetic variants associated with PE are located in key domains of C3 and could thereby influence the function of C3. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement receptor 1 genetic variants contribute to the susceptibility to gastric cancer in Chinese population," Journal of Cancer , vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 525-530, 2015. (hindawi.com)
  • 4 Genetic factors include loss of function mutations in the AP-negative regulator, complement factor H (FH). (asnjournals.org)
  • However, little is known in humans about the effects of the complement system and genetic modifiers of AD risk like the ε4 allele of apolioprotein E (APOE ε4) on AD pathobiology. (cdc.gov)
  • Deficiencies in complements can lead to increased risk of infections or developing an autoimmune disorder . (requestatest.com)
  • Complement C3 and Complement C4 levels are important in determining inherited or acquired deficiencies. (randox.com)
  • Complement depletion deteriorates clinical outcomes of severe abdominal sepsis: a conspirator of infection and coagulopathy in crime? (hindawi.com)
  • Generation of human C3 derivatives with CVF-like function for therapeutic complement depletion. (springer.com)
  • Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, a respected expert on the human complement system, and his colleagues have developed a novel therapeutic approach to complement pathogenesis: complement depletion. (skysonginnovations.com)
  • These C3 derivatives induce complement depletion without toxicity, even after intra-arterial injection into the pulmonary artery of primates. (skysonginnovations.com)
  • As such, these derivatives would be excellent candidates for clinical applications requiring short-term complement depletion, even on a repeated basis. (skysonginnovations.com)
  • Human complement component C3: cDNA coding sequence and derived primary structure. (springer.com)
  • Monoclonal antibodies to complement componenets without the need of their prior purification. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • 2004 . Novel monoclonal antibodies against C3 interfering with complement activation: description of fine specificity and applications to various immunoassays. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • In the current study, we utilized either C3 polyclonal or C3b monoclonal antibodies in a far-Western technique followed by mass spectroscopy to identify the C3b acceptor molecule(s) on the P. aeruginosa surface. (asm.org)
  • However, therapeutic complement blockade has not yet proven effective in all circumstances. (luriechildrens.org)
  • Routine and Specific Biochemistry Reagents kategorisinde Complement C3 Monoreagent ürününü incelemektesiniz. (archem.com.tr)
  • 5 , 6 Acquired causes include autoantibodies (C3 nephritic factors) that potentiate AP activation. (asnjournals.org)
  • C3 and C4 levels were reduced (12.2 and 5.9 mg/dl, respectively), anti-nuclear and anti-DNA autoantibodies were positive. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A FC was developed to detect erythrocyte-bound immunoglobulin (IgG and IgM) and complement (C3) in 21 healthy Beagles. (vin.com)
  • The results were obtained through the percentage of anti-immunoglobulin test (anti-IgG and anti-IgM) and anti-C3 erythrocyte-bound immunoglobulins of these animals. (vin.com)
  • The lack of immunoglobulin incriminates the alternative complement pathway which can be inappropriately activated via many mechanisms. (scirp.org)
  • A complement test may be used to monitor people with an autoimmune disorder . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Decreased complement levels are associated with an increased risk of developing an autoimmune disease. (metropolisindia.com)
  • The systemic inflammatory response of the body to invading microorganisms, called sepsis, leads to profound activation of the complement (C3 and C4) system. (springer.com)
  • For example, in people with rheumatoid arthritis, complement activity in the blood may be normal or higher-than-normal, but much lower-than-normal in the joint fluid. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Lower than normal complement levels are associated with a number of conditions such as increased bacterial infections, rheumatoid arthritis, cirrhosis, hepatitis, kidney disease, malnutrition, and septicemia. (requestatest.com)
  • Safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of a Single Ascending Dose (SAD) and a Multiple Dose (MD) of the complement inhibitor AMY-101. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The central role of the complement system and its polymorphism has already been studied extensively. (ugent.be)
  • Our findings support a causal role of the complement system in asthma severity. (onmedica.com)
  • Uptake was rapid, saturable, and sensitive to competition with unlabeled C3(H 2 O), indicating a specific mechanism of loading. (jci.org)
  • The complement system is an important mechanism for the destruction and removal of foreign materials. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • These antigenic properties closely mirror those of physiologically bound C3b, suggesting that modification of antigenic expression upon denaturation of C3 reflects a regulatory mechanism for I and H function. (diva-portal.org)
  • Evidence has accumulated indicating the existence of a second complement activation mechanism which is functionally analogous to C1, C2, and C4. (rupress.org)
  • Concentrations of factors H and I can clarify the mechanism of C3 consumption. (uiowa.edu)
  • As a result of this activation, patients with active lupus present hypocomplementemia during disease flares, but C3 and C4 levels are recovered between episodes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We present a patient who suffered two lupus nephritis episodes in 5 years, achieving complete remission with treatment after both of them, but with C3 levels persistently below normal range. (biomedcentral.com)
  • the result of my blood test for c3 complement is high and cpk result is too low, so do i have lupus? (healthtap.com)
  • The result of my blood test for C3 complement is high and CPK result is too low, does this mean I have symptoms of lupus? (healthtap.com)
  • High C3 is not expected in lupus. (healthtap.com)
  • Complement C3 and C4 tests done 3 times due to lupus symptoms. (healthtap.com)
  • In lupus, both C3 and C4 levels are usually low. (umassmemorial.org)
  • When your complement system responds to ongoing disease such as lupus, levels usually go down. (umassmemorial.org)
  • If your C3 and C4 levels are reduced, this may be a sign that you have lupus. (umassmemorial.org)
  • If you are being treated for a disease like lupus and your complement C3 and C4 levels go up, it is usually a sign that your treatment is working. (umassmemorial.org)
  • This test measures levels of Complement C3 in the blood. (requestatest.com)
  • We tested the hypothesis that high plasma complement C3 concentration was associated with high risk of asthma hospitalisations and exacerbations.We prospectively assessed the risk of asthma hospitalisations in 101 029 individuals from the Copenhagen General Population Study with baseline measurements of plasma complement C3, and genotyped for rs1065489, rs429608, and rs448260 determining levels of complement C3. (onmedica.com)
  • Consumption of C3 is consistent with activation of the alternative pathway of complement (see Zhang et al. (uiowa.edu)
  • Activation and covalent attachment of complement component C3 to pathogens is the key step in complement-mediated host defense. (sciencemag.org)
  • Human polyclonal and monoclonal IgG and IgM complement 3 nephritic factors: evidence for idiotypic commonality. (harvard.edu)
  • C4 participates in the classic complement pathway. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The classic complement pathway was activated in diabetic kidneys with significant increases of C1qa, C1qb, and C1qc mRNAs in DI over LS. (iupui.edu)
  • While pharmacological modulation of C3 activation may offer a powerful opportunity to interfere with or even prevent complement-driven pathologies, the development of C3 inhibitors has often been accompanied by concerns regarding the safety and feasibility of this approach. (nih.gov)
  • The keystone defect in both of these pathologies is the unregulated hyperactivity of alternative complement pathway. (scirp.org)
  • Thus, complement receptors on mononuclear phagocytes, complement component C3, and PGL-1 comprise a three-component receptor-ligand-acceptor molecule system for mediating phagocytosis of M. leprae. (rupress.org)
  • [1] Complement receptor 1 or CR1 on macrophages allows the engaging of C3b covered microbes. (wikidoc.org)
  • Therefore, measurement of C3a-desArg allows reliable conclusions about the level of complement activation in the test samples. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Although no C3-targeted inhibitors have thus far been approved for clinical use, several promising concepts and candidates have emerged in recent years. (nih.gov)
  • 2014. "Complement C3 and Its Polymorphism: Biological and Clinical Consequences. (ugent.be)
  • Delanghe J, Speeckaert R, Speeckaert M. Complement C3 and its polymorphism: biological and clinical consequences. (ugent.be)
  • At admission, each patient's clinical status was recorded, and blood was taken for laboratory analysis (complete blood count, CRP, C3, and C4). (springer.com)
  • The relationship of the C3-activator system to experimental and clinical observations has been discussed. (rupress.org)
  • Conclusion: Future studies are needed to fully confirm the usefulness of C3 as a clinical biomarker and to establish accurate cut-off values. (eurekaselect.com)
  • An increased prevalence of the C3 F allele has been reported in patients with partial lipodystrophy, IgA nephropathy, and Indian childhood hepatic cirrhosis. (rupress.org)
  • In this paper, we describe the connection between the complement system with the biology of the adipose tissue and its pathogenesis reflected from acquired partial lipodystrophy. (revistanefrologia.com)