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)

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.
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…
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, ...
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.
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.
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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.
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?. ...
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নিজেকে এত বেশী সমালোচনা করার কোন প্রয়োজন নেই। উইকিপিডিয়াতে সব রকম মানুষই দরকার। বৈচিত্রের মধ্যেই এর ঐক্য। একেক জনের দোষ-গুণ একে অপরে complement করে নেবার মধ্যেই যৌথ উদ্যোগের মজা। প্রশাশক হওয়া স্বেচ্ছামূলক। তাই তা নিয়ে আর বিব্রত করব না। তবে একটা কথা বলতে পারি- নিজেকে যা ভাববে বা বলবে (auto-suggestion) নিজ আদিতে তাই না হলেও তাই হয়ে পড়বে। উইকিপিডিয়াতে কিছু যায় আসে না। কিন্তু আসল জী্বনে শুধু ...
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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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
"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 ...
"Binding of C3 fragments on top of adsorbed plasma proteins during complement activation on a model biomaterial surface". ... These synthetic membranes activate complement to a lesser degree than unsubstituted cellulose membranes. However, they are in ... another was to mix in some compounds that would inhibit complement activation at the membrane surface (modified cellulose). The ... because exposed hydroxyl groups would activate complement in the blood passing by the membrane. Therefore, the basic, " ...
It is believed to be associated with the classical complement pathway. Also called recently as 'C3 nephropathy' The preferred ... DDD is associated with deposition of complement C3 within the glomeruli with little or no staining for immunoglobulin. The ... A 2012 review considers DDD to be in a continuum with C3 glomerulonephritis, one reason the use of the type I to type III ... Pickering, M. C., D'Agati, V. D., Nester, C. M., Smith, R. J., Haas, M., Appel, G. B., … Cook, H. T. (2013). C3 glomerulopathy ...
... which catalyses C3 into its constitutive parts (better detailed here - classical complement pathway). In brief, the crucial ... Consequently, levels of all complement proteins become low. The complement pathway is composed of several subset pathways: the ... The inhibition of C1-inhibitor leads to over-activation of the complement pathway and one protein that builds up controls ... Also, there has been some speculation as to an additional autoantibody against an inhibitor protein (in the complement pathway ...
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 ...
While the production of C3 (a complement factor) increases in the liver, the plasma concentration often lowers because of an ... Some act to destroy or inhibit growth of microbes, e.g., C-reactive protein, mannose-binding protein, complement factors, ...
The venom of C. medius causes an eleavage in the complement component 3 (C3) of the complement system, it affects the central ... medius also interferes with the complement system in concentrations in which the venom of P. nigriventer is inactive, ... which causes stronger activation and consumption of the complement components. Unlike C. medius, the venom of P. nigriventer ... factor of the cascades of the complement, and interferes with the lytic activity of this system, ...
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 ...
All three pathways converge at a step in which complement protein C3 is cleaved into proteins C3a and C3b, which results in a ... Complement component 4A Complement component 4B HLA A1-B8-DR3-DQ2 haplotype Complement system Complement deficiency Sekar A, ... Complement component 4 (C4), in humans, is a protein involved in the intricate complement system, originating from the human ... "The internal thioester and the covalent binding properties of the complement proteins C3 and C4". Protein Science. 6 (2): 263- ...
Convertases, specifically the C3 convertases C3b.Bb and C4b.2a, are the enzymes that drive complement activation by activating ... Complement control protein are proteins that interact with components of the complement system. The complement system is ... Complement proteins protect against malignant cells- both by direct complement attack and through initiation of Complement- ... Complement C3b/C4b Receptor 1, CR1 (CD35) Complement Regulator of the Immunoglobulin Superfamily, CRIg Soluble complement ...
Both primary and secondary C3 deficiency are characterized by low levels or absence of C3. Complement component 3 (C3) is a ... C3 is one of over 30 complement proteins circulating in the blood. C3 circulates in an inactive form but can be activated in ... C3 is the most abundant complement component and is a particularly important complement component because there are three ways ... Complement 3 deficiency is a genetic condition affecting complement component 3 (C3). People can suffer from either primary or ...
... which cleaves the C3 protein. The C3b component of the cleaved C3 binds to C3 convertase (C4b2b) to generate C5 convertase ( ... Alternative complement pathway - another complement system pathway Lectin pathway - another complement system pathway Noris, ... C3 convertase then cleaves C3 into C3a and C3b. While the anaphylatoxin C3a interacts with its C3a receptor (C3aR) to recruit ... The classical complement pathway is one of three pathways which activate the complement system, which is part of the immune ...
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 ...
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. ...
Complement C3 allotypes and outcomes in liver transplantation. Liver Transplantation, 16:198-203, 2010. PMID 20104494 Schröppel ... PMID 20400193 Lin M, Yin N, Murphy B, Medof ME, Segerer S, Heeger PS, Schröppel B. Immune cell-derived c3 is required for ...
... , C-3, C.3, C03, C.III or C-III may refer to: C3 carbon fixation in plants C3-convertase, an enzyme Complement component 3, a ... C3, Command, control, and communications, a military concept C-3 (plastic explosive), a plastic explosive related to C4 C-3, a ... c3 in European notation) Low C in music (C3 in American notation) Tha Carter III, the title of an album by rapper Lil Wayne C3 ... "C3" C3 Howitzer, a lengthened variant of the M101 used by the Canadian Armed Forces C3, characteristic energy, in astrodynamics ...
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. ...
"Complement C3 Variant and the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration". N Engl J Med. 357 (6): 553-561. doi:10.1056/ ... Maller JB, Fagerness JA, Reynolds RC, Neale BM, Daly MJ, Seddon JM (2007). "Variation in Complement Factor 3 is Associated with ...
"Complement C3 Variant and the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration". N Engl J Med. 357 (6): 553-561. doi:10.1056/ ... Arg 80 Gly varijanta komplementa proteina C3: Genetička studija je objavila 2007. u New England Journal of Medicine članak koji ... Maller JB, Fagerness JA, Reynolds RC, Neale BM, Daly MJ, Seddon JM (2007). "Variation in Complement Factor 3 is Associated with ... govori da određena, uobičajena mutacija gena C3, koji je središnji protein u sustavu komplementa, izrazito povezana sa ...
... such as when C3b binds to C3-convertase, or they can facilitate the formation of the Complement membrane attack complex (MAC) ... As well as endocytic PRRs, phagocytes furthermore express opsonin receptors such as Fc receptor and complement receptor 1 (CR1 ... Should the microbe be coated with opsonising antibodies or C3b complement, the co-stimulation of endocytic PRR and opsonin ... or complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). Given normal inflammatory circumstances, microbial pathogen-associated molecular ...
The C3 Nephritic Factor autoantibody stabilizes C3-convertase, which may lead to an excessive activation of complement.[4]:553 ... 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.[4 ...
C3,C5-C9) are more susceptible to N. meningitidis infection than complement-satisfactory persons,[27][28][29][30][31][32][33] ... Ross SC, Densen P; Densen (September 1984). "Complement deficiency states and infection: epidemiology, pathogenesis and ... Persons with component deficiencies in the final common complement pathway ( ... since their immune response to natural infection may be less complete than that of complement non-deficient persons.[27][35] ...
Clustered Band 3 proteins with attached antibodies activate complement, and complement C3 fragments are opsonins recognized by ... These antibodies bind to antigens, making them easier targets for phagocytes, and trigger the complement cascade.[2] About 10% ... Activation of complement: Cause inflammation and cell lysis. *Opsonization: Coating antigen with antibody enhances phagocytosis ... One set of innate immune mechanisms is humoral, such as complement activation. Another set comprises pattern recognition ...
The recipient's complement cascade can be inhibited through the use of cobra venom factor (which depletes C3), soluble ... The binding of XNAs initiate complement activation through the classical complement pathway. Complement activation causes a ... Expression of human complement regulators (CD55, CD46, and CD59) to inhibit the complement cascade.[27] ... Nonetheless, it is known that XNAs and the complement system are not primarily involved.[24] Fibrosis in the xenograft occurs ...
Phagocytosis of Leprosy Bacilli Is Mediated by Complement Receptors CR1 and CR3 on Human Monocytes and Complement Component C3 ... and IFN-gamma activation inhibits complement receptor function and phagocytosis of this bacterium. Lühikokkuvõte., J Immunol. ... Phagocytosis of Mycobacterium leprae by human monocyte-derived macrophages is mediated by complement receptors CR1 (CD35), CR3 ...
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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 ...
Plasmin, in addition to lysing fibrin clots, also cleaves the complement system component C3, and fibrin degradation products ...
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 ...
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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 ...
... this approach was complemented by an emphasis on "the Quebec masses and their rise out of feudal subjugation toward political ...
FC(F)(F)c1cc(cc(c1)C(F)(F)F)CN(C(=O)OC)[[email protected]@H]3c2c(ccc(c2)C(F)(F)F)N(C(=O)OCC)[[email protected]@H](C3)CC ... Drugs that interfere with the action of these peptides would aid in lowering cholesterol levels by complementing the action of ...
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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C3 and C4 plants(1) stomata stay open all day and close at night. CAM plants(2) stomata open during the morning and close ... and later complemented by other authors. It is based on the size, shape and arrangement of the subsidiary cells that surround ... in C3 plants, and 10-25% in C4 under doubled CO2 levels.[34] The existence of a feedback mechanism results a phenotypic ...
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 ...
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 is activated and responsive to ,a href="/topics/bacteria" track_data="{ ... Can chronic viral infections cause low complement C3 levels? If so, which chronic viruses do this? ... Complement. Typically not. Complement is activated and responsive to bacteria, fungi and some immune complexes. Viruses do not ... Chronic hep c infections have been shown to suppress total complement and c4 levels, but that is prior to treatment. ...
C3 proteins are part of your immune system. This test can help diagnose lupus. ... This test measures the amount of C3 proteins in your blood. ...
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Complement C3 assay. For the quantitative in vitro determination of Complement C3 in serum. This product is suitable for ... The human complement cascade consists of several distinct plasma proteins. Complement C3 and Complement C4 levels are important ... Homepage - Shop - Diagnostic Reagents - Complement C3 assay. View basket "Specific Protein Calibrator (Liquid)" has been added ... For the quantitative in vitro determination of Complement C3 in serum. This product is suitable for automated, semi-automated ...
Healthcare providers often order a complement C3 test along with a complement C4 test. In certain diseases, both components are ... If your C3 and C4 levels are reduced, this may be a sign that you have lupus. Usually your total complement level is also ... By measuring complement C4 levels, especially in how they compare with other parts of the complement system, your healthcare ... Your complement levels will often shoot up dramatically just after an infection or injury. When your complement system is ...
This protein is part of the complement system. Learn more here. ... Complement component 4 is a blood test that measures the ... C3. and C4. .. Complement activity varies throughout the body. In people with rheumatoid arthritis. , complement activity may ... C3 and C4 are the most commonly measured complement components. When the complement system is turned on during inflammation, ... Complement component 4 is a blood test that measures the activity of a certain protein. This protein is part of the complement ...
Cleavage of Arg-,-Ser bond in complement component C3 alpha-chain to yield C3a and C3b, and Arg-,-Xaa bond in complement ... Cleavage of complement component C5 requires additional C3b which binds C5 and renders it susceptible to cleavage by C3b,Bb ... A bimolecular complex of complement fragment Bb with either C3b or cobra venom factor; Bb contains the active site. ...
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 ...
Complement C3 Genotype Variants and Risk of Lung Cancer Mortality. 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. ...
GOAT F(AB)2 FRAGMENT TO MOUSE COMPLEMENT C3. Product is the lyophilized powder of goat F(ab)2 fragment to mouse complement C3 ... GOAT IGG FRACTION TO MOUSE COMPLEMENT C3. Product is the lyophilized powder of goat IgG fraction to mouse complement C3 and ... FLUORESCEIN-CONJUGATED GOAT IGG F(AB)2 FRAGMENT TO MOUSE COMPLEMENT C3. Product is the lyophilized powder of fluorescein-5- ... PEROXIDASE-CONJUGATED GOAT IGG FRACTION TO MOUSE COMPLEMENT C3. Product is the lyophilized powder of horseradish peroxidase ( ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... 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. ...
... immediately faces innate immune reactions such as the activated complement system. Here, a novel innate immune evasion strategy ... which in turn leads to degradation of complement C3 and C3b. Efb and to a lesser extend Sbi enhance plasmin cleavage of C3/C3b ... Staphylococcus aureus proteins Sbi and Efb recruit human plasmin to degrade complement C3 and C3b PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47638. ... together with C3 and its activation product C3b for efficient degradation of these complement components in the local microbial ...
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 ...
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 ...
C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) - Pipeline Review, H2 2017 Download the full report: ... C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5)- The report reviews Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like ... 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) - Pipeline ... Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) - Pipeline Review, H2 2017. Friday, ...
Phagocytosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is mediated by human monocyte complement receptors and complement component C3.. L S ... Phagocytosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is mediated by human monocyte complement receptors and complement component C3. ... Phagocytosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is mediated by human monocyte complement receptors and complement component C3. ... Phagocytosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is mediated by human monocyte complement receptors and complement component C3. ...
  • C3 is the most abundant protein of the complement system with serum protein levels of about 1.3 mg/ml. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • For the quantitative in vitro determination of Complement C3 in serum. (randox.com)
  • Complement and its receptors: new insights into human disease. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • The third complement component, C3, is central to the classical, alternative and lectin pathways of complement activation. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Complement component C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. (lifeextension.com)
  • This blood test measures component 3 (C3) of the complement system. (lifeextension.com)
  • If only your C4 complement level is low, and all other complement components are normal, it is usually because of an inherited component deficiency. (rochester.edu)
  • Cleavage of complement component C5 requires additional C3b which binds C5 and renders it susceptible to cleavage by C3b,Bb complex. (expasy.org)
  • Proteolysis by certain enzymes results in the cleavage of C3 releasing C3a anaphylatoxin and C3b. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Viruses do not typically have any affect on complement levels other than an acute phase reactant that can boost levels. (healthtap.com)
  • The complement system is an important part of the humoral response in innate immunity, consisting of three different pathways. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • In ulcerative colitis, and idiopathic chronic inflammatory bowel disease, the deposition of C3 in the diseased mucosa has been reported. (acris-antibodies.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, or CH50. (rochester.edu)
  • Usually your total complement level is also slightly lower in this situation. (rochester.edu)
  • If the C4 test is done as part of a total complement activity test, the test should be repeated if low levels are found. (rochester.edu)
  • Complement is activated and responsive to bacteria , fungi and some immune complexes. (healthtap.com)
  • In lupus, both C3 and C4 levels are usually low. (rochester.edu)
  • When your complement system is activated in response to ongoing disease such as lupus, levels usually go down. (rochester.edu)
  • If your C3 and C4 levels are reduced, this may be a sign that you have lupus. (rochester.edu)
  • If you are being treated for a disease like lupus and your complement C4 levels go up, it may be a sign that your treatment is working. (rochester.edu)
  • Monoclonal antibodies detecting neo-epitopes have been used for direct quantification of activation at different steps in the complement cascade. (acris-antibodies.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)
  • Activation products of the complement cascade contain neo-epitopes that are not present in the individual native components. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • The synthesis of C3 is tissue-specific and is modulated in response to a variety of stimulatory agents. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • When activated by either the classical or alternative pathway Complement acts on biological membranes and may cause cell death. (randox.com)
  • Alternative-complement-pathway C3/C5 convertase. (expasy.org)
  • When this happens, the complement system is activated and works as a cascading event like the falling of a row of dominoes. (lifeextension.com)
  • By measuring complement C4 levels, especially in how they compare with other parts of the complement system, your healthcare provider can diagnose and monitor treatment of certain diseases. (rochester.edu)
  • This test measures all nine components of the complement system, from C1 to C9. (rochester.edu)
  • Complement C3 and Complement C4 levels are important in determining inherited or acquired deficiencies. (randox.com)
  • 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). (rochester.edu)
  • Can chronic viral infections cause low complement C3 levels? (healthtap.com)
  • Your complement levels will often shoot up dramatically just after an infection or injury. (rochester.edu)
  • More often, you will have lowered levels of several complement components at once. (rochester.edu)
  • Low C3 and C4 levels may also be a sign of alcoholic liver disease, but this is less common. (rochester.edu)
  • Complement, a target for therapy in inflammatory and degenerative diseases. (ucsfhealth.org)