Endogenous proteins that inhibit or inactivate COMPLEMENT C3B. They include COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and COMPLEMENT FACTOR I (C3b/C4b inactivator). They cleave or promote the cleavage of C3b into inactive fragments, and thus are important in the down-regulation of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and its cytolytic sequence.
A glycoprotein that is 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.
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.
Serum proteins that inhibit, antagonize, or inactivate COMPLEMENT C1 or its subunits.
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.
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).
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
Complement activation initiated by the interaction of microbial ANTIGENS with COMPLEMENT C3B. When COMPLEMENT FACTOR B binds to the membrane-bound C3b, COMPLEMENT FACTOR D cleaves it to form alternative C3 CONVERTASE (C3BBB) which, stabilized by COMPLEMENT FACTOR P, is able to cleave multiple COMPLEMENT C3 to form alternative C5 CONVERTASE (C3BBB3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
A subcomponent of complement C1, composed of six copies of three polypeptide chains (A, B, and C), each encoded by a separate gene (C1QA; C1QB; C1QC). This complex is arranged in nine subunits (six disulfide-linked dimers of A and B, and three disulfide-linked homodimers of C). C1q has binding sites for antibodies (the heavy chain of IMMUNOGLOBULIN G or IMMUNOGLOBULIN M). The interaction of C1q and immunoglobulin activates the two proenzymes COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S, thus initiating the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION via the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY.
C5 plays a central role in both the classical and the alternative pathway of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. C5 is cleaved by C5 CONVERTASE into COMPLEMENT C5A and COMPLEMENT C5B. The smaller fragment C5a is an ANAPHYLATOXIN and mediator of inflammatory process. The major fragment C5b binds to the membrane initiating the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components, C5-C9, into the MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
The minor fragment formed when C5 convertase cleaves C5 into C5a and COMPLEMENT C5B. C5a is a 74-amino-acid glycopeptide with a carboxy-terminal ARGININE that is crucial for its spasmogenic activity. Of all the complement-derived anaphylatoxins, C5a is the most potent in mediating immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE), smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION; HISTAMINE RELEASE; and migration of LEUKOCYTES to site of INFLAMMATION.
The large fragment formed when COMPLEMENT C4 is cleaved by COMPLEMENT C1S. The membrane-bound C4b binds COMPLEMENT C2A, a SERINE PROTEASE, to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
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.
Serum proteins with an electrophoretic mobility that falls between ALPHA-GLOBULINS and GAMMA-GLOBULINS.
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).
All blood proteins except albumin ( = SERUM ALBUMIN, which is not a globulin) and FIBRINOGEN (which is not in the serum). The serum globulins are subdivided into ALPHA-GLOBULINS; BETA-GLOBULINS; and GAMMA-GLOBULINS on the basis of their electrophoretic mobilities. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
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.
The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.
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.
A membrane or barrier with micrometer sized pores used for separation purification processes.
A 93-kDa serum glycoprotein encoded by C7 gene. It is a polypeptide chain with 28 disulfide bridges. In the formation of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX; C7 is the next component to bind the C5b-6 complex forming a trimolecular complex C5b-7 which is lipophilic, resembles an integral membrane protein, and serves as an anchor for the late complement components, C8 and C9.
Complement activation initiated by the binding of COMPLEMENT C1 to ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES at the COMPLEMENT C1Q subunit. This leads to the sequential activation of COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S subunits. Activated C1s cleaves COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 forming the membrane-bound classical C3 CONVERTASE (C4B2A) and the subsequent C5 CONVERTASE (C4B2A3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
Proteins that are present in blood serum, including SERUM ALBUMIN; BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS; and many other types of proteins.
A 150-kDa serum glycoprotein composed of three subunits with each encoded by a different gene (C8A; C8B; and C8G). This heterotrimer contains a disulfide-linked C8alpha-C8gamma heterodimer and a noncovalently associated C8beta chain. C8 is the next component to bind the C5-7 complex forming C5b-8 that binds COMPLEMENT C9 and acts as a catalyst in the polymerization of C9.
The first complement component to act in the activation of CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. It is a calcium-dependent trimolecular complex made up of three subcomponents: COMPLEMENT C1Q; COMPLEMENT C1R; and COMPLEMENT C1S at 1:2:2 ratios. When the intact C1 binds to at least two antibodies (involving C1q), C1r and C1s are sequentially activated, leading to subsequent steps in the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION.
An important soluble regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). It is a 139-kDa glycoprotein expressed by the liver and secreted into the blood. It binds to COMPLEMENT C3B and makes iC3b (inactivated complement 3b) susceptible to cleavage by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I. Complement factor H also inhibits the association of C3b with COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form the C3bB proenzyme, and promotes the dissociation of Bb from the C3bBb complex (COMPLEMENT C3 CONVERTASE, ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY).
Serum peptides derived from certain cleaved COMPLEMENT PROTEINS during COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. They induce smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION; mast cell HISTAMINE RELEASE; PLATELET AGGREGATION; and act as mediators of the local inflammatory process. The order of anaphylatoxin activity from the strongest to the weakest is C5a, C3a, C4a, and C5a des-arginine.
Molecular sites on or in some B-lymphocytes and macrophages that recognize and combine with COMPLEMENT C3B. The primary structure of these receptors reveal that they contain transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains, with their extracellular portion composed entirely of thirty short consensus repeats each having 60 to 70 amino acids.
The larger fragment generated from the cleavage of C5 by C5 CONVERTASE that yields COMPLEMENT C5A and C5b (beta chain + alpha' chain, the residual alpha chain, bound by disulfide bond). C5b remains bound to the membrane and initiates the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components to form C5b-8-poly-C9, the MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
The COOH-terminal fragment of COMPLEMENT 2, released by the action of activated COMPLEMENT C1S. It is a SERINE PROTEASE. C2a combines with COMPLEMENT C4B to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
A G-protein-coupled receptor that signals an increase in intracellular calcium in response to the potent ANAPHYLATOXIN peptide COMPLEMENT C5A.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
Compounds that negatively regulate the cascade process of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Uncontrolled complement activation and resulting cell lysis is potentially dangerous for the host.
A screening assay for circulating COMPLEMENT PROTEINS. Diluted SERUM samples are added to antibody-coated ERYTHROCYTES and the percentage of cell lysis is measured. The values are expressed by the so called CH50, in HEMOLYTIC COMPLEMENT units per milliliter, which is the dilution of serum required to lyse 50 percent of the erythrocytes in the assay.
Molecular sites on or in B-lymphocytes, follicular dendritic cells, lymphoid cells, and epithelial cells that recognize and combine with COMPLEMENT C3D. Human complement receptor 2 (CR2) serves as a receptor for both C3dg and the gp350/220 glycoprotein of HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN, and binds the monoclonal antibody OKB7, which blocks binding of both ligands to the receptor.
Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.
A serum protein which is important in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. This enzyme cleaves the COMPLEMENT C3B-bound COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form C3bBb which is ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE.
The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes IMMUNE COMPLEX DISEASES.
A plasma serine proteinase that cleaves the alpha-chains of C3b and C4b in the presence of the cofactors COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and C4-binding protein, respectively. It is a 66-kDa glycoprotein that converts C3b to inactivated C3b (iC3b) followed by the release of two fragments, C3c (150-kDa) and C3dg (41-kDa). It was formerly called KAF, C3bINF, or enzyme 3b inactivator.
A serum protein that regulates the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It binds as a cofactor to COMPLEMENT FACTOR I which then hydrolyzes the COMPLEMENT C4B in the CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C4bC2a).
GPI-linked membrane proteins broadly distributed among hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD55 prevents the assembly of C3 CONVERTASE or accelerates the disassembly of preformed convertase, thus blocking the formation of the membrane attack complex.
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)
A metallocarboxypeptidase that removes C-terminal basic amino acid from peptides and proteins, with preference shown for lysine over arginine. It is a plasma zinc enzyme that inactivates bradykinin and anaphylatoxins.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
A technique that combines protein electrophoresis and double immunodiffusion. In this procedure proteins are first separated by gel electrophoresis (usually agarose), then made visible by immunodiffusion of specific antibodies. A distinct elliptical precipitin arc results for each protein detectable by the antisera.
A major cytochrome P-450 enzyme which is inducible by PHENOBARBITAL in both the LIVER and SMALL INTESTINE. It is active in the metabolism of compounds like pentoxyresorufin, TESTOSTERONE, and ANDROSTENEDIONE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP2B1 gene, also mediates the activation of CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE and IFOSFAMIDE to MUTAGENS.
The engulfing and degradation of microorganisms; other cells that are dead, dying, or pathogenic; and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (PHAGOCYTES).
Venoms from snakes of the genus Naja (family Elapidae). They contain many specific proteins that have cytotoxic, hemolytic, neurotoxic, and other properties. Like other elapid venoms, they are rich in enzymes. They include cobramines and cobralysins.
An adrenal microsomal cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the 21-hydroxylation of steroids in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP21 gene, converts progesterones to precursors of adrenal steroid hormones (CORTICOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE). Defects in CYP21 cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL).
Mercuriphenols substituted with one or more chlorine atoms and one or more nitro groups. Some of these are sulfhydryl reagents which act as chromophoric probes in enzymes and other proteins.
Important enzymes in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. They cleave COMPLEMENT C3 and COMPLEMENT C5.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Swelling involving the deep DERMIS, subcutaneous, or submucosal tissues, representing localized EDEMA. Angioedema often occurs in the face, lips, tongue, and larynx.
An endogenous 105-kDa plasma glycoprotein produced primarily by the LIVER and MONOCYTES. It inhibits a broad spectrum of proteases, including the COMPLEMENT C1R and the COMPLEMENT C1S proteases of the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY, and the MANNOSE-BINDING PROTEIN-ASSOCIATED SERINE PROTEASES. C1-INH-deficient individuals suffer from HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA TYPES I AND II.

Regulation of complement activation by C-reactive protein: targeting the complement inhibitory activity of factor H by an interaction with short consensus repeat domains 7 and 8-11. (1/204)

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a major acute phase protein whose functions are not totally clear. In this study, we examined the interaction of CRP with factor H (FH), a key regulator of the alternative pathway (AP) of complement. Using the surface plasmon resonance technique and a panel of recombinantly expressed FH constructs, we observed that CRP binds to two closely located regions on short consensus repeat (SCR) domains 7 and 8-11 of FH. Also FH-like protein 1 (FHL-1), an alternatively spliced product of the FH gene, bound to CRP with its most C-terminal domain (SCR 7). The binding reactions were calcium-dependent and partially inhibited by heparin. In accordance with the finding that CRP binding sites on FH were distinct from the C3b binding sites, CRP preserved the ability of FH to promote factor I-mediated cleavage of C3b. We propose that the function of CRP is to target functionally active FH and FHL-1 to injured self tissues. Thereby, CRP could restrict excessive complement attack in tissues while allowing a temporarily enhanced AP activity against invading microbes in blood.  (+info)

Complement activation in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without nephritis. (2/204)

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

Different regulation of factor H and FHL-1/reconectin by inflammatory mediators and expression of the two proteins in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (3/204)

Factor H and the FHL-1/reconectin protein are two human plasma proteins that act as important regulators of the alternative complement pathway. Each protein is encoded by a unique transcript, but both mRNAs are derived from the factor H gene by means of alternative processing. In order to address potential functional differences between the two proteins we analysed their expression in hepatic and non-hepatic cells and studied their regulation by inflammatory mediators. We demonstrate that factor H and FHL-1/reconectin transcripts which are regulated by the same gene promoter and are initiated at the same transcription start site are differently expressed. Expression of the molecules is induced and regulated by the inflammatory mediators interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and the anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid dexamethasone. Both factor H and FHL-1/reconectin are expressed and secreted by synovial fibroblasts and are present in synovial fluid derived from patients suffering from rheumatoid or reactive arthritis. The local synthesis in synovial fibroblasts and their induction by IFN-gamma and dexamethasone, but not by tumour necrosis factor-alpha, suggests for each of the two complement regulators a protective role in RA.  (+info)

Structure-guided identification of C3d residues essential for its binding to complement receptor 2 (CD21). (4/204)

A vital role for complement in adaptive humoral immunity is now beyond dispute. The crucial interaction is that between B cell and follicular dendritic cell-resident complement receptor 2 (CR2, CD21) and its Ag-associated ligands iC3b and C3dg, where the latter have been deposited as a result of classical pathway activation. Despite the obvious importance of this interaction, the location of a CR2 binding site within C3d, a proteolytic limit fragment of C3dg retaining CR2 binding activity, has not been firmly established. The recently determined x-ray structure of human C3d suggested a candidate site that was remote from the site of covalent attachment to Ag and consisted of an acidic residue-lined depression, which accordingly displays a significant electronegative surface potential. These attributes were consistent with the known ionic strength dependence of the CR2-C3d interaction and with the fact that a significant electropositive surface was apparent in a modeled structure of the C3d-binding domains of CR2. Therefore, we have performed an alanine scan of all of the residues within and immediately adjacent to the acidic pocket in C3d. By testing the mutant iC3b molecules for their ability to bind CR2, we have identified two separate clusters of residues on opposite sides of the acidic pocket, specifically E37/E39 and E160/D163/I164/E166, as being important CR2-contacting residues in C3d. Within the second cluster even single mutations cause near total loss of CR2 binding activity. Consistent with the proposed oppositely charged nature of the interface, we have also found that removal of a positive charge immediately adjacent to the acidic pocket (mutant K162A) results in a 2-fold enhancement in CR2 binding activity.  (+info)

Cooperation between decay-accelerating factor and membrane cofactor protein in protecting cells from autologous complement attack. (5/204)

Decay-accelerating factor (DAF or CD55) and membrane cofactor protein (MCP or CD46) function intrinsically in the membranes of self cells to prevent activation of autologous complement on their surfaces. How these two regulatory proteins cooperate on self-cell surfaces to inhibit autologous complement attack is unknown. In this study, a GPI-anchored form of MCP was generated. The ability of this recombinant protein and that of naturally GPI-anchored DAF to incorporate into cell membranes then was exploited to examine the combined functions of DAF and MCP in regulating complement intermediates assembled from purified alternative pathway components on rabbit erythrocytes. Quantitative studies with complement-coated rabbit erythrocyte intermediates constituted with each protein individually or the two proteins together demonstrated that DAF and MCP synergize the actions of each other in preventing C3b deposition on the cell surface. Further analyses showed that MCP's ability to catalyze the factor I-mediated cleavage of cell-bound C3b is inhibited in the presence of factors B and D and is restored when DAF is incorporated into the cells. Thus, the activities of DAF and MCP, when present together, are greater than the sum of the two proteins individually, and DAF is required for MCP to catalyze the cleavage of cell-bound C3b in the presence of excess factors B and D. These data are relevant to xenotransplantation, pharmacological inhibition of complement in inflammatory diseases, and evasion of tumor cells from humoral immune responses.  (+info)

The complement regulator factor H binds to the surface protein OspE of Borrelia burgdorferi. (6/204)

Spirochete bacteria of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex cause Lyme borreliosis. The three pathogenic subspecies Borrelia garinii, Borrelia afzelii, and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto differ in their disease profiles and susceptibility to complement lysis. We investigated whether complement resistance of Borreliae could be due to acquisition of the main soluble inhibitors of the alternative complement pathway, factor H and the factor H-like protein 1. When exposed to nonimmune EDTA-plasma, the serum-resistant B. afzelii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto strains bound factor H/factor H-like protein 1 to their surfaces. Assays with radiolabeled proteins showed that factor H bound strongly to the B. burgdorferi sensu stricto strain. To identify factor H ligands on the borrelial surface, we analyzed a panel of outer surface proteins of B. burgdorferi sensu stricto with the surface plasmon resonance technique. The outer surface lipoprotein OspE was identified as a specific ligand for factor H. Using recombinant constructs of factor H, the binding site for OspE was localized to the C-terminal short consensus repeat domains 15-20. Specific binding of factor H to B. burgdorferi sensu stricto OspE may help the pathogen to evade complement attack and phagocytosis.  (+info)

Complement evasion by Borrelia burgdorferi: serum-resistant strains promote C3b inactivation. (7/204)

The most characteristic features of the Lyme disease pathogens, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) group, are their ability to invade tissues and to circumvent the immune defenses of the host for extended periods of time, despite elevated levels of borrelia-specific antibodies in serum and other body fluids. Our aim in the present study was to determine whether B. burgdorferi is able to interfere with complement (C) at the level of C3 by accelerating C3b inactivation and thus to inhibit the amplification of the C cascade. Strains belonging to different genospecies (Borrelia garinii, B. burgdorferi sensu stricto, and Borrelia afzelii) were compared for their sensitivities to normal human serum and abilities to promote factor I-mediated C3b degradation. B. burgdorferi sensu stricto and B. afzelii strains were found to be serum resistant. When the spirochetes were incubated with radiolabeled C3b, factor I-mediated degradation of C3b was observed in the presence of C-resistant B. afzelii (n = 3) and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto (n = 1) strains but not in the presence of C-sensitive B. garinii (n = 7) strains or control bacteria (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Enterococcus faecalis). Immunoblotting and radioligand binding analyses showed that the C-resistant strains had the capacity to acquire the C inhibitors factor H and factor H-like protein 1 (FHL-1) from growth medium and human serum. A novel surface protein with an apparent molecular mass of 35 kDa was found to preferentially bind to the N terminus region of factor H. Thus, the serum-resistant B. burgdorferi s.l. strains can circumvent C attack by binding the C inhibitors factor H and FHL-1 to their surfaces and promoting factor I-mediated C3b degradation.  (+info)

Relative importance of C3b inactivator and beta 1H globulin in the modulation of the properdin amplification loop in systemic lupus erythematosus. (8/204)

Serum concentrations of C4, C3, factor B (B), properdin (P), C3b inactivator (C3bINA) and beta 1H globulin have been measured by radial immunodiffusion in sixty-two samples from thirteen patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Significant reductions in the mean serum concentrations of C4 (classical pathway) B and P (alternative pathway) and C3 were found. In addition, the mean level of the control protein beta 1H, but not C3bINA, was reduced. Sera from thirteen patients taking during disease exacerbation (low C3) showed significantly lower levels of both C3bINA and beta 1H than sera taken from the same thirteen patients during disease remission (high C3). Serum concentrations of C3bINA correlated with B (P less than 0.005) but not C4, C3 or P, whereas levels of beta 1H correlated with C4 (P less than 0.01), B (P less than 0.005) and properdin (P less than 0.01). Serial measurements of the serum concentrations of C3bINA and beta 1H showed that levels of these protein fell during exacerbation, and such falls were more closely associated with diseases in the serum levels of the alternative pathways proteins than C4. It is concluded from these observations that serum concentrations of the control proteins C3bINA and beta 1H, especially the latter, control the extent of turnover of the alternative pathway in SLE. Metabolic studies are required to determine the causes of the decreased serum concentrations of these control proteins.  (+info)

To further investigate this hypothesis, we enrolled group 2. In group 2, we found individuals with the rs6677604-A allele had increased CFH levels. Recently, Ansari et al.12 reported that rs6677604 and CFHR3-1∆ were strongly correlated with plasma CFH concentration, which is in accordance with our findings. Moreover, the CFHR3-1∆ resulted in the absence of CFHR1 protein, which was recently shown to function as a competitive antagonist of CFH.33 Therefore, higher CFH levels, together with the absence of antagonist (CFHR1 protein), resulted in the robust complement inhibition, which is represented by the higher circulating C3 and lower C3a that we observed in patients with IgAN with the rs6677604-AA genotype and CFHR3-1Δ. In accordance with our findings, Yang et al.34 reported that rs3753394 in CFH was associated with circulating C3 levels. Because rs3753394 and rs6677604 are in LD, the study by Yang et al.34 provides independent validation for our findings. Meanwhile, by showing that plasma ...
Factor H-related protein 1 (FHR-1): A complement regulatory protein and guardian of necrotic type surfaces.: Factor H-related protein 1 (FHR-1) is a member of t
The short consensus repeat domain (SCR, complement control protein module, sushi-domain) is a structural unit found in multiple adjacent copies in more than 40 human proteins. Each bead-like domain is composed of approximately 60 residues and the adjacent domains are connected in a head-to-tail fash …
There is increasing evidence that human complement factor H-related protein 1 (CFHR1) plays a crucial role in the development of malignant diseases. However, few studies have identified the roles of CFHR1 in the occurrence and prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC). In the present study, comprehensive bioinformatic analyses of data obtained from the Oncomine platform, UALCAN and Gene Expression Profiling Interactive Analysis (GEPIA) demonstrated that CFHR1 expression is significantly reduced in both LADC tissues and cancer cells. The patients presenting with downregulation of CFHR1 had significantly lower overall survival (OS) and post progression survival (PPS) times. Through analysis of the datasets from Gene Expression Omnibus database, we found that the compound actinomycin D promoted CFHR1 expression, further displaying the cytotoxic effect in the LADC cell line A549. In addition, the expression level of CFHR1 in the cisplatin-resistant LADC cell line CDDP-R (derived from H460) was also ...
YB1, 0.1 mg. CRASP-1, or Complement Regulator-Acquiring Surface Protein 1, is a multifunctional protein of Lyme disease-causing B.
The complement system is a major mediator of immune surveillance and homeostasis. At present, there is an increased focus on understanding the regulation of the different pathways, especially the AP, which is the primary pathway by which the system damages cells and tissues. The spontaneous hydrolysis of C3 leading to generation of C3b must be well controlled to prevent inappropriate and potentially rapid AP complement activation. FH is a major soluble complement regulator that is essential for controlling AP activation in plasma and on cell surfaces through the engagement of polyanionic surface markers, such as sialic acid, and C3 fragments, such as C3b and C3d. Mutations or deletions in FH, particularly within the C-terminal region, are associated with a number of different autoimmune and inflammatory illnesses. Moreover, pathogens and altered-host cells, such as cancer cells, exploit the protective function of FH by recruiting FH to their surfaces as part of an immune evasion/modulation ...
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4AYI: Structure of a complex between CCPs 6 and 7 of Human Complement Factor H and Neisseria meningitidis FHbp Variant 3 Wild type
Complement factor H (CFH) protein is an inhibitor of the alternative pathway of complement (AP) both in the fluid phase and on the surface of host cells. Mouse and human complement factor H-related (CFHR) proteins also belong to the fH family of plasma glycoproteins. The main goal of the current study was to compare the presence of mRNA for two mCFHR proteins in spontaneously developing autoimmune diseases in mice such as dense deposit disease (DDD), diabetes mellitus (DM), basal laminar deposits (BLD), collagen antibody-induced arthrits (CAIA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we report for the first time that the CFHR-C mRNA was universally absent in the liver from three strains of lupus-prone mice and in a diabetic-prone mouse strain. The mRNA levels (pg/ng) for CFH and CFHR-B in MRL-lpr/lpr, at 9wks and 23wks were 707.2±44.4, 54.5±5.75 and 729±252.9, 74.04±22.76, respectively. The mRNA levels for CFH and CFHR-B in NZB/NZW mice, at 9wks and 54wks were 579.9±23.8, 58.8±1.41 ...
By a series of chromatographic procedures involving precipitation by salt, gel filtration, anionic exchange, and hydroxyapatite elution, a protein--termed the lipopolysaccharide inactivator (LPS-I)--has been isolated from normal human serum. As a res
Human complement factor H Y402H polymorphism causes an age-related macular degeneration phenotype and lipoprotein dysregulation in mice.
Candida albicans is a major cause of invasive fungal infections worldwide. Upon infection and when in contact with human plasma as well as body fluids the fungus is challenged by the activated complement system a central part of the human innate immune response. C. albicans controls and evades host complement attack by binding several human complement regulators like Factor H, Factor H-like protein 1 and C4BP to the surface. Gpm1 (Phosphoglycerate mutase 1) is one fungal Factor H/FHL1 -binding protein. As Gpm1 is surface exposed, we asked whether Gpm1 also contributes to host cell attachment. Here, we show by flow cytometry and by laser scanning microscopy that candida Gpm1 binds to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) to keratinocytes (HaCaT), and also to monocytic U937 cells. Wild type candida did bind, but the candida gpm1Δ/Δ knock-out mutant did not bind to these human cells. In addition Gpm1 when attached to latex beads also conferred attachment to human endothelial cells. When ...
The complement system plays an important role in our innate immune system. Complement activation results in clearance of pathogens, immune complex, and apoptotic cells. The host is protected from complement-mediated damage by several complement regulators. Factor H (FH) is the most important fluid-phase regulator of the alternative pathway of the complement system. Heterozygous mutations in FH are associated with complement-related diseases such as atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and age-related macular degeneration. We recently described an agonistic anti-FH mAb that can potentiate the regulatory function of FH. This Ab could serve as a potential new drug for aHUS patients and alternative to C5 blockade by eculizumab. However, it is unclear whether this Ab can potentiate FH mutant variants in addition to wild-type (WT) FH. In this study, the functionality and potential of the agonistic Ab in the context of pathogenic aHUS-related FH mutant proteins was investigated. The binding ...
Nita Amornsiripanitch1, Shaolin Hong1, Michael J. Campa1, Michael M. Frank2, Elizabeth B. Gottlin1, and Edward F. Patz Jr.1,3 Author Affiliations. Corresponding Author: Edward F. Patz, Jr., Duke University Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710. Phone: 919-684-7311; Fax: 919-681-7165; E-mail: [email protected] ...
Directing selective complement activation towards tumour cells is an attractive strategy to promote their elimination. In the present work, we have generated heteromultimeric immunoconjugates that selectively activate the complement alternative pathway (AP) on tumour cells. We used the C4b-binding protein C-terminal-alpha-/beta-chain scaffold for multimerisation to generate heteromultimeric immunoconjugates displaying (a) a multivalent-positive regulator of the AP, the human factor H-related protein 4 (FHR4) with; (b) a multivalent targeting function directed against erbB2 (HER2); and (c) a monovalent enhanced GFP tracking function. Two distinct VH H targeting two different epitopes against HER2 and competing either with trastuzumab or with pertuzumab-recognising epitopes [VH H(T) or VH H(P)], respectively, were used as HER2 anchoring moieties. Optimised high-FHR4 valence heteromultimeric immunoconjugates [FHR4/VH H(T) or FHR4/VH H(P)] were selected by sequential cell cloning and a selective ...
An international team of scientists has identified a protein that is strongly linked to the commonest cause of blindness in developed countries when its levels are raised in the blood. The discovery is a major step forward in the understanding of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which affects 1.5 million people in the UK alone. The study, carried out by a team from the Universities of Manchester, Cardiff, London, and Nijmegen, and Manchester Foundation NHS Trust was published online on February 7, 2020 in Nature Communications. The open-access article is titled Increased Circulating Levels of Factor H Related Protein 4 Are Strongly Associated with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The protein, Factor H-Related Protein 4 (FHR4), was found by the team to be present at higher levels in the blood of patients with AMD compared to individuals of a similar age without the disease. The findings were confirmed in 484 patient and 522 control samples from two independent collections across ...
The complement control protein (CCP) modules (also known as short consensus repeats) are defined by a consensus sequence within a stretch of about 60 amino acid residues. These modules have been identified more than 140 times in over 20 proteins, including 12 proteins of the complement system. The solution structure of the 16th CCP module from human complement factor H has been determined by a combination of 2-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and restrained simulated annealing. In all, 548 structurally important nuclear Overhauser enhancement cross-peaks were quantified as distance restraints and, together with 41 experimentally measured angle restraints, were incorporated into a simulated annealing protocol to determine a family of closely related structures that satisfied the experimental observations. The CCP structure is shown to be based on a beta-sandwich arrangement; one face made up of three beta-strands hydrogen-bonded to form a triple-stranded region at its centre ...
The complement control protein (CCP) modules (also known as short consensus repeats) are defined by a consensus sequence within a stretch of about 60 amino acid residues. These modules have been identified more than 140 times in over 20 proteins, including 12 proteins of the complement system. The solution structure of the 16th CCP module from human complement factor H has been determined by a combination of 2-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and restrained simulated annealing. In all, 548 structurally important nuclear Overhauser enhancement cross-peaks were quantified as distance restraints and, together with 41 experimentally measured angle restraints, were incorporated into a simulated annealing protocol to determine a family of closely related structures that satisfied the experimental observations. The CCP structure is shown to be based on a beta-sandwich arrangement; one face made up of three beta-strands hydrogen-bonded to form a triple-stranded region at its centre ...
Patients. The index family has 2 affected children. In 1987, at the age of 2, patient no. 635, a girl, suffered from urinary tract infection followed by proteinuria and hematuria. Similar symptoms were also found in her older brother (patient no. 638). No other clinical signs were noted, and serology for antinuclear antibody and antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody was negative. The proteinuria was steroid resistant, increased slowly over the years, and developed into nephrotic syndrome. In 2000, renal biopsies of both siblings revealed prominent C3c staining along the GBM and also partly within the mesangium but no relevant immunoglobulin staining. Electron microscopy in one reprocessed paraffin-embedded biopsy showed intense partly ribbon-like, electron-dense deposits within and along the GBM and in the mesangium. The observed images were interpreted as evidence of C3 glomerulopathy in both cases. In the case analyzed by electron microscopy, some features were reminiscent of DDD. Renal ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - First-line therapy in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. T2 - consideration on infants with a poor prognosis. AU - Szarvas, Nóra. AU - Szilágyi, Ágnes. AU - Tasic, Velibor. AU - Nushi-Stavileci, Valbona. AU - Sofijanova, Aspazija. AU - Gucev, Zoran. AU - Szabó, Miklós. AU - Szabó, Attila. AU - Szeifert, Lilla. AU - Reusz, György. AU - Rusai, Krisztina. AU - Arbeiter, Klaus. AU - Müller, Thomas. AU - Prohászka, Zoltán. PY - 2014/12/11. Y1 - 2014/12/11. N2 - BACKGROUND: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare and heterogeneous disorder. The first line treatment of aHUS is plasma therapy, but in the past few years, the recommendations have changed greatly with the advent of eculizumab, a humanized monoclonal anti C5-antibody. Although recent recommendations suggest using it as a primary treatment for aHUS, important questions have arisen about the necessity of immediate use of eculizumab in all cases. We aimed to draw attention to a specific subgroup of aHUS ...
ConclusionThe atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is a rare disease entity requiring a high index of suspicion to diagnose. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. Early diagnosis with prompt treatment will render a better outcome. The atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome needs to be considered in all patients with thrombotic microangiopathy....
Persistent pathogens have evolved to avoid elimination by the mammalian immune system including mechanisms to evade complement. Infections with African trypanosomes can persist for years and cause human and animal disease throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It is not known how trypanosomes limit the action of the alternative complement pathway. Here we identify an African trypanosome receptor for mammalian factor H, a negative regulator of the alternative pathway. Structural studies show how the receptor binds ligand, leaving inhibitory domains of factor H free to inactivate complement C3b deposited on the trypanosome surface. Receptor expression is highest in developmental stages transmitted to the tsetse fly vector and those exposed to blood meals in the tsetse gut. Receptor gene deletion reduced tsetse infection, identifying this receptor as a virulence factor for transmission. This demonstrates how a pathogen evolved a molecular mechanism to increase transmission to an insect vector by exploitation of a
This is a Phase 3, multicenter study of OMS721 in adults and adolescents with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The uncontrolled, open-label study will evaluate the effect of OMS721 in subjects with plasma therapy-resistant aHUS and plasma therapy-responsive aHUS. This study has four periods: Screening, Treatment Induction, Treatment Maintenance, and Follow-up. Approximate enrollment is 80 subjects. An interim analysis will be performed after 40 subjects have completed 26 weeks of treatment for potential registration ...
Abstract. Abstract 2085Introduction:. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare chronic disorder characterized by persistent uncontrolled complement
Zuber J, Le Quintrec M, Krid S, Bertoye C, Gueutin V, Lahoche A et al (2012) Eculizumab for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome recurrence in renal transplantation. Am J Transplant 12(12):3337-3354. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04252.x CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar ...
From NCBI Gene:. This gene belongs to a family of complement factor H-related genes (CFHR), which are clustered together with complement factor H gene on chromosome 1, and are involved in regulation of complement. Mutations in CFHR genes have been associated with dense deposit disease and atypical haemolytic-uraemic syndrome. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015]. From UniProt: ...
Brocklebank V, Johnson S, Sheerin TP, Marks SD, Gilbert RD, Tyerman K, Kinoshita M, Awan A, Kaur A, Webb N, Hegde S, Finlay E, Fitzpatrick M, Walsh P, Wong EKS, Booth C, Kerecuk L, Salama A, Almond M, Inward C, Goodship TH, Sheerin N, Marchbank KJ, Kavanagh D. Factor H autoantibody is associated with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in children in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Kidney International 2017, 92(5), Pages 1261-1271 ...
Complement inhibiting surface proteins of pathogenic bacteria provide candidates for vaccines because of two reasons. First, an immune response against them would recognize the microbes and secondly, it would neutralize the key bacterial virulence mechanism. Prerequisites for a vaccine protein include the following: (i) it should show limited variability, (ii) it should be immunogenic and the immune response against it should cover a sufficiently broad range of microbial strains, (iii) it should not be hidden beneath a capsule, long LPS O-polysaccharide side chains or a protein coat and (iv) it should not raise unwanted immune responses against host structures. Bacterial complement inhibitors often act by binding the soluble inhibitors factor H or C4 bp, by blocking C3 or C5 activation or by enzymatically cleaving key complement components. Inhibitors have been found from all major types of pathogens and may offer promise as rational vaccine candidates for preventing diseases such as ...
CHESHIRE, CT, Nov. 9, 2013- Soliris® (eculizumab) Inhibits TMA and Improves Renal Function in Pediatric and Adult Patients with atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS).
Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is an ultra-rare disease affecting a small number of patients world-wide. This devastating disease affects childre...
Dr Simon Clark, a Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow, led the research: FHL-1 is a smaller version of FH, in fact it is about a third of the size. However, it has all the necessary components to regulate the immune system and is still subject to the genetic alterations that affect AMD risk. Our research has shown that the FHL-1, because it is smaller than FH, can get into structures of the back of the eye which cannot be reached by the larger FH.. He continues: Therefore, this research suggests that it is FHL-1 rather than FH which protects the back of the eye from immune attack and that insufficient FHL-1 in the back of the eye may result in inflammation that eventually results in vision loss from AMD. FHL-1, although very similar to FH in many ways, does have a totally unique tail structure at its end. This tail seems to mediate how FHL-1 binds tissue. As such, this work has identified a new target for therapeutics aimed at readdressing immune imbalance in the eye, thereby ...
Expression of CFHR2 (CFHL2, FHR2, HFL3) in testis tissue. Antibody staining with HPA038915, HPA040726 and HPA049813 in immunohistochemistry.
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Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and mutation analysis of factor H gene in two Tunisian families Imen Habibi1,Imen Sfar1,Walid Ben Alaya1, Jihen Methlouthi2, Abdelkrim Ayadi2, Mounira Brahim2, Jacques Blouin3, Raoudha Dhagbouj1, Thouraya Ben Rhomdhane1, Mouna Makhlouf1, Houda Aouadi1, Saloua Ayed-Jendoubi1, Véronique Fremeaux-bacchi3, Tahar Sfar2, Taieb Ben Abdallah1, Khaled Ayed1, Yousr Gorgi11Laboratory of Immunology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia; 2Paediatric Department, Tahar Sfar Hospital, Mahdia, Tunisia; 3Immunology Department, George Pompidou Hospital, Paris, FranceAbstract: We carried out a protein and genetic investigation of the ¬factor H gene mutations within two families presenting with a diagnostic suspicion of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The results within the patients of the first family revealed a factor H-deficiency. Direct sequencing allowed the detection of a 4-nucleotide deletion in the factor H gene. This deletion was found as the homozygote
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is an extremely rare, life-threatening, progressive disease that frequently has a genetic component. In most cases it is caused by chronic, uncontrolled activation of the complement system, a branch of the bodys immune system that destroys and removes foreign particles. The disease affects both children and adults and is characterized by systemic thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), the formation of blood clots in small blood vessels throughout the body, which can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and death. The complement system activation may be due to mutations in the complement regulatory proteins (factor H, factor I, or membrane cofactor protein), or is occasionally due to acquired neutralizing autoantibody inhibitors of these complement system components, for example anti-factor H antibodies. Despite the use of supportive care, historically an estimated 33-40% of patients died or developed end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with the first ...
C3 glomerulopathy defines a subgroup of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) characterized by complement 3 (C3)-positive, immunoglobulin-negative deposits in immunofluorescence microscopy. It comprises 3 clinical conditions: dense deposit disease, C3 glomerulonephritis, and complement factor H-related 5 (CFHR5) nephropathy. Mutations in genes encoding regulatory proteins of the alternative complement pathway have been described. A 16-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital due to periorbital edema. Nephrotic syndrome accompanied by low C3 level was diagnosed. Renal biopsy showed MPGN in light microscopy, only C3 deposits in immunofluorescence microscopy, and subendothelial electron dense deposits and capillary basement membrane thickening with double contour formation in electron microscopy. C3 nephritic factor and anti complement factor H antibody were negative. Complement factor H level was normal. Genetic screening showed a novel heterozygous p.Cys269Arg variation in the CFHR5 ...
We report a case of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) triggered by influenza A (H1N1) in a 17-year-old boy with a mutation in the gene (CD46) encoding the transmembrane complement regulator membrane cofactor protein. The patient recovered completely following treatment with oseltamivir, plas …
Neonatal atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is characterized by hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and thrombotic microangiopathy. Disease caused by a..
Several mutations in the CFHR5 gene have been found to cause a rare form of kidney disease called C3 glomerulopathy. This disorder damages the kidneys and can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a life-threatening condition that prevents the kidneys from filtering fluids and waste products from the body effectively.. The most common CFHR5 gene mutation has been identified in people from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This genetic change abnormally copies (duplicates) regions of the CFHR5 gene known as exons 2 and 3. The duplication alters the structure and function of complement factor H-related 5, preventing it from regulating the complement system effectively. As a result, the complement system becomes overactive, which damages structures called glomeruli in the kidneys. These structures are clusters of tiny blood vessels that help filter waste products from the blood. Damage to glomeruli prevents the kidneys from filtering waste products normally and can lead to ESRD.. Several other ...
HEADER IMMUNE SYSTEM 13-SEP-10 2XRC TITLE HUMAN COMPLEMENT FACTOR I CAVEAT 2XRC NAG A 646 HAS WRONG CHIRALITY AT ATOM C1 NAG A 659 HAS WRONG CAVEAT 2 2XRC CHIRALITY AT ATOM C1 NAG A 676 HAS WRONG CHIRALITY AT ATOM CAVEAT 3 2XRC C1 NAG B 646 HAS WRONG CHIRALITY AT ATOM C1 NAG D 646 HAS CAVEAT 4 2XRC WRONG CHIRALITY AT ATOM C1 COMPND MOL_ID: 1; COMPND 2 MOLECULE: HUMAN COMPLEMENT FACTOR I; COMPND 3 CHAIN: A, B, C, D; COMPND 4 SYNONYM: C3B/C4B INACTIVATOR, COMPLEMENT FACTOR I HEAVY CHAIN, COMPND 5 COMPLEMENT FACTOR I LIGHT CHAIN, KAF; COMPND 6 EC: 3.4.21.45 SOURCE MOL_ID: 1; SOURCE 2 ORGANISM_SCIENTIFIC: HOMO SAPIENS; SOURCE 3 ORGANISM_COMMON: HUMAN; SOURCE 4 ORGANISM_TAXID: 9606; SOURCE 5 TISSUE: SERUM KEYWDS IMMUNE SYSTEM, HYDROLASE, CONGLUTINOGEN ACTIVATING FACTOR, SERINE KEYWDS 2 PROTEASE, COMPLEMENT SYSTEM EXPDTA X-RAY DIFFRACTION AUTHOR P.ROVERSI,S.JOHNSON,S.M.LEA REVDAT 3 29-JUL-20 2XRC 1 CAVEAT COMPND REMARK HETNAM REVDAT 3 2 1 LINK SITE REVDAT 2 17-AUG-11 2XRC 1 JRNL REVDAT 1 13-JUL-11 ...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether eculizumab is safe and effective in the treatment of adult patients with plasma therapy-sensitive Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (aHUS).
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The complement system labels microbes and host debris for clearance. Degradation of surface-bound C3b is pivotal to direct immune responses and protect host cells. How the serine protease factor I (FI), assisted by regulators, cleaves either two or three distant peptide bonds in the CUB domain of C3b remains unclear. We present a crystal structure of C3b in complex with FI and regulator factor H (FH; domains 1-4 with 19-20). FI binds C3b-FH between FH domains 2 and 3 and a reoriented C3b C-terminal domain and docks onto the first scissile bond, while stabilizing its catalytic domain for proteolytic activity ...
Expression of CFHR2 (CFHL2, FHR2, HFL3) in esophagus tissue. Antibody staining with HPA038915, HPA040726 and HPA049813 in immunohistochemistry.
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C4b-binding protein inhibits the haemolytic function of cell-bound C4b. C4b-binding protein and C3b inactivator control the C3 ... complement receptor 1 (CR1), C4b-binding protein and Factor H. Convertase assembly is suppressed by the proteolytic cleavage of ... "Modulation of the Classical Pathway C3 Convertase by Plasma Proteins C4 Binding Protein and C3b Inactivator". Proc Natl Acad ... in addition to enhancing proteolytic inactivation of C3b by C3b inactivator (C3bINA - endopeptidase). Membrane-associated ...
... , also known as C3b/C4b inactivator, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFI gene. Complement ... either C3b or C4b) and a cofactor protein (Factor H, C4b-binding protein, complement receptor 1, and membrane cofactor protein ... Whaley K (March 1980). "Biosynthesis of the complement components and the regulatory proteins of the alternative complement ... is a protein of the complement system, first isolated in 1966 in guinea pig serum, that regulates complement activation by ...
Factor I requires a C3b-binding protein cofactor such as complement factor H, CR1, or Membrane Cofactor of Proteolysis (MCP or ... "Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and demonstration of an absolute requirement for the serum ... there are several different kinds of regulatory proteins that disrupt the complement activation process: *Complement Receptor 1 ... Complement Factor H can inhibit the formation of the C3 convertase by competing with factor B for binding to C3b;[1] accelerate ...
... complement c3b inactivator proteins MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920.325.200 - complement factor h MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920. ... complement c1 inactivator proteins MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920.250.500 - complement c1 inhibitor protein MeSH D12.776.124.486. ... complement factor b MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920 - complement inactivator proteins MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.920.124 - antigens ... complement c3 MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.250.250 - complement c3a MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.250.260 - complement c3b MeSH D12.776. ...
Complement C3b/C4b Receptor 1, CR1 (CD35) Complement Regulator of the Immunoglobulin Superfamily, CRIg Soluble complement ... Complement+Inactivator+Proteins at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). ... Complement control protein are proteins that interact with components of the complement system. The complement system is ... Complement control proteins also play a role in malignancy. Complement proteins protect against malignant cells- both by direct ...
... the absence of such cofactors leads to C3b-mediated complement activation and subsequent opsonization. ... three peptide bonds in the alpha-chain of C3b and two bonds in the alpha-chain of C4b thereby inactivating these proteins. ... Essential cofactors for these reactions include factor H and C4BP in the fluid phase and membrane cofactor protein/CD46 and CR1 ... of these cofactors on healthy cells allows degradation of deposited C3b by CFI in order to prevent undesired complement ...
beta1H restores control of the system by decay-dissociation of the bimolecular complex, therby exposing C3b to C3b inactivator ... and inactivation of exposed C3b by C3b inactivator. The stabilization of C3bBb by activated properdin minimizes intrinsic decay ... Control of the amplification convertase of complement by the plasma protein beta1H. J M Weiler, M R Daha, K F Austen, and D T ... Control of the amplification convertase of complement by the plasma protein beta1H ...
Pretreatment of CR+ cells with antibodies to factor H inhibited the adherence of C3b-coated red cells to human tonsil ... The role of cell membrane-associated human factor H for the binding of cell-bound C3b to complement receptor-carrying (CR+) ... Complement C3b Inactivator Proteins / immunology * Complement C3b Inactivator Proteins / pharmacology* * Complement C3b ... The role of cell membrane-associated human factor H for the binding of cell-bound C3b to complement receptor-carrying (CR+) ...
Protein Coding), Complement Factor I, including: function, proteins, disorders, pathways, orthologs, and expression. GeneCards ... Cloning and characterization of the promoter for the human complement factor I (C3b/C4b inactivator) gene. (PMID: 9479036) ... Protein Symbol:. P05156-CFAI_HUMAN. Recommended name:. Complement factor I Protein Accession:. P05156. Secondary Accessions: * ... CFI (Complement Factor I) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CFI include Complement Factor I Deficiency and ...
Complement C3b inactivator immunological test system.. II. 866.5270. C-reactive protein immunological test system.. II. ... Complement components immunological test system.. II. 866.5250. Complement C[bdi2] inhibitor (inactivator) immunological test ... Bence-Jones proteins immunological test system.. II. 866.5240. ...
... immediately faces innate immune reactions such as the activated complement system. Here, a novel innate immune evasion strategy ... Complement C3 / metabolism* * Complement C3b / metabolism* * Complement Inactivator Proteins / metabolism* * DNA Primers / ... Staphylococcus aureus proteins Sbi and Efb recruit human plasmin to degrade complement C3 and C3b PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47638. ... The staphylococcal proteins surface immunoglobulin-binding protein (Sbi) and extracellular fibrinogen-binding protein (Efb) ...
If the C3b inactivator protein is impaired, the complement system gets completed and causes RBC destruction4. In PCH, the cold ... Many C3b RBCs escape the macrophages in hepatic circulation, but are inactivated by the C3b inactivator of the systemic ... This binding time is sufficient to activate the complement cascade to stage C3b. ... which lack proteolytically cleaved complement on their surface and inhibit complement-mediated lysis9. Steroid is beneficial in ...
Human Complement C4-Binding Protein ELISA Kit is a sensitive immunoassay suitable for the quantification of C4 binding protein/ ... It binds as a cofactor to C3b/C4b inactivator (C3bINA), which then hydrolyzes the complement fragment C4b. It also accelerates ... ELISA - Human Complement C4-Binding Protein ELISA Kit (ab222866) Protein - Recombinant Human C4 binding protein/C4BPB (ab130028 ... Complement component C4-binding protein (C4BP) regulates the complement system by accelerating the decay of the complement ...
Rabbit recombinant monoclonal C4 binding protein/C4BPB antibody [EPR17101]. Validated in WB, IP, IHC, ICC/IF and tested in Rat ... It binds as a cofactor to C3b/C4b inactivator (C3bINA), which then hydrolyzes the complement fragment C4b. It also accelerates ... Anti-C4 binding protein/C4BPB antibody [EPR17101]. See all C4 binding protein/C4BPB primary antibodies. ... It also interacts with anticoagulant protein S and with serum amyloid P component. The beta chain binds protein S. ...
Protein Coding), Complement Component 4 Binding Protein Alpha, including: function, proteins, disorders, pathways, orthologs, ... It binds as a cofactor to C3b/C4b inactivator (C3bINA), which then hydrolyzes the complement fragment C4b. It also accelerates ... It binds as a cofactor to C3b/C4b inactivator (C3bINA), which then hydrolyzes the complement fragment C4b. It also accelerates ... Protein Symbol:. P04003-C4BPA_HUMAN. Recommended name:. C4b-binding protein alpha chain. Protein Accession:. P04003. Secondary ...
Complement factor I, also known as C3b/C4b inactivator, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFI gene. Complement ... either C3b or C4b) and a cofactor protein (Factor H, C4b-binding protein, complement receptor 1, and membrane cofactor protein ... Whaley K (March 1980). "Biosynthesis of the complement components and the regulatory proteins of the alternative complement ... is a protein of the complement system, first isolated in 1966 in guinea pig serum, that regulates complement activation by ...
These findings indicate a strong restriction of distinct borrelial proteins towards binding of polymorphic FH of various ... Association with and adaption to various hosts most likely correlates with the spirochetes ability to acquire complement ... These findings indicate a strong restriction of distinct borrelial proteins towards binding of polymorphic FH of various ... Association with and adaption to various hosts most likely correlates with the spirochetes ability to acquire complement ...
... 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, ... Pangburn, M. K., Schreiber, R. D., and Müller-Eberhard, H. J. (1977). Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, ... Complement Activation Complement Component Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria Hybrid Protein Complement Deficiency These ...
Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and demonstration of an absolute requirement for the serum ... Bacterial surface proteins that also bind host complement inhibitors (or complement downregulators) are particularly attractive ... Antiphagocytic activity of streptococcal M protein: selective binding of complement control protein factor H. Proc. Natl. Acad ... an Ag that binds a human complement inhibitory protein is formation of a complex between the vaccine Ag and complement protein ...
It binds as a cofactor to COMPLEMENT FACTOR I which then hydrolyzes the COMPLEMENT C4B in the CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE ( ... A serum protein that regulates the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. ... C4bp complement protein. Known as: C4bC3bINA Cofactor, Complement C3b C4b Inactivator Cofactor, Protein, Complement C4b-Binding ... A serum protein that regulates the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It binds as a cofactor to COMPLEMENT FACTOR I which ...
Pangburn MK, Schreiber RD, Muller-Eberhard HJ (1977) Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and ... Disulfide bonds are localized within the short consensus repeat units of complement regulatory proteins: C4b-binding protein. ... Weis JH, Morton CC, Bruns GA et al (1987) A complement receptor locus: genes encoding C3b/C4b receptor and C3d/Epstein-Barr ... Wiedmer T, Sims PJ (1991) Participation of protein kinases in complement C5b-9-induced shedding of platelet plasma membrane ...
Human C4-binding protein. II. Role in proteolysis of C4b by C3b-inactivator. J. Exp. Med. 148: 1044. ... Visualization of human C4b-binding protein and its complexes with vitamin K-dependent protein S and complement protein C4b. ... Modulation of the classical pathway C3 convertase by plasma protein C4b binding and C3b inactivator. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA ... 3 Abbreviations used in this paper: C4BP, C4b-binding protein; 3D, three-dimensional; CCP, complement control protein domain; ...
Complement Factor I Monoclonal Antibody (Clone OX-21)-NP_000195.2 (MBS245037) product datasheet at MyBioSource, Primary ... NCBI Protein Information complement factor I; C3b-inactivator; C3B/C4B inactivator; complement component I; light chain of ... C3b-inactivator; C3B/C4B inactivator; Complement component I; Complement component factor i; Factor I; FI; KAF; I factor; I ... UniProt Protein Name Complement factor I UniProt Synonym Protein Names C3B/C4B inactivatorCleaved into the following 2 chains: ...
Infobox_gene}} Complement factor I, also known as C3b/C4b inactivator, is a [[protein]] that in humans is encoded ... either C3b or C4b) and a cofactor protein ([[Factor H]], C4b-binding protein, complement receptor 1, and membrane cofactor ... Factor I deficiency in turn leads to low levels of [[C3 (complement),complement component 3]] (C3), [[Complement factor B, ... Biosynthesis of the complement components and the regulatory proteins of the alternative complement pathway by human peripheral ...
C4b-binding protein inhibits the haemolytic function of cell-bound C4b. C4b-binding protein and C3b inactivator control the C3 ... complement receptor 1 (CR1), C4b-binding protein and Factor H. Convertase assembly is suppressed by the proteolytic cleavage of ... "Modulation of the Classical Pathway C3 Convertase by Plasma Proteins C4 Binding Protein and C3b Inactivator". Proc Natl Acad ... in addition to enhancing proteolytic inactivation of C3b by C3b inactivator (C3bINA - endopeptidase). Membrane-associated ...
Factor I requires a C3b-binding protein cofactor such as complement factor H, CR1, or Membrane Cofactor of Proteolysis (MCP or ... "Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and demonstration of an absolute requirement for the serum ... there are several different kinds of regulatory proteins that disrupt the complement activation process: *Complement Receptor 1 ... Complement Factor H can inhibit the formation of the C3 convertase by competing with factor B for binding to C3b;[1] accelerate ...
1977) Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and demonstration of an absolute requirement for the serum ... demonstrated that M6 protein and other M serotypes bind factor H (fH), a regulatory protein of the complement system, resulting ... 1983) The interaction of C3b bound to pneumococci with factor H (β1H globulin), factor I (C3b/C4b inactivator) and properdin ... 1988) Antiphagocytic activity of streptococcal M protein: selective binding of complement control protein factor H. Proc. Natl ...
Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and demonstration of an absolute requirement for the serum ... Borrelia burgdorferi complement regulator-acquiring surface protein 2 does not contribute to complement resistance or host ... evade complement destruction by binding complement factor H (FH) and FH-like protein 1 (FHL-1) (4, 29, 32, 40, 55). Both FH and ... The complement regulator factor H binds to the surface protein OspE of Borrelia burgdorferi. J. Biol. Chem. 276:8427-8435. ...
Human complement C3b inactivator: isolation, characterization, and demonstration of an absolute requirement for the serum ... Opa protein structure and function, and selection or induction of Opa protein expression during experimental murine genital ... Opa protein structure and function, and selection or induction of Opa protein expression during experimental murine genital ... Sequence diversity, predicted two-dimensional protein structure, and epitope mapping of neisserial Opa proteins. J. Bacteriol. ...
This protein helps regulate a part of the bodys immune response known as the complement system. Learn about this gene and ... The CFI gene provides instructions for making a protein called complement factor I. ... C3B/C4B inactivator. *C3BINA. *CFAI_HUMAN. *complement component I. *complement control protein factor I ... The CFI gene provides instructions for making a protein called complement factor I. This protein helps regulate a part of the ...
Complement C3b Inactivator Proteins / genetics Actions. * Search in PubMed * Search in MeSH ...
However, whether genetic changes of complement factor H (CFH) and its related genes are associated with hypertension is unknown ... Dysregulation of the complement system has been linked to pathogenesis of hypertension. ... Complement C3b Inactivator Proteins / genetics* Actions. * Search in PubMed * Search in MeSH ... Complement factor H and related proteins in age-related macular degeneration. Calippe B, Guillonneau X, Sennlaub F. Calippe B, ...
... a component in the complement cascade and a degradation product of C4b which is cleaved by C4b/C3b inactivator to yield C4d and ... p,The mouse monoclonal antibody recognizes human Complement component 4 c (C4c), ... The C4 protein derives from the C4A-C4B genes.. ELISA: This antibody may be used as a capture antibody in combination with ... a component in the complement cascade and a degradation product of C4b which is cleaved by C4b/C3b inactivator to yield C4d and ...
In the presence of factor B and factor D, these C3b beads could effectively convert C5. Conversion rates of surface-bound C3b ... Site-specific biotinylation of C3b via the thioester allowed binding of C3b in the natural orientation on the surface. ... We determine that high surface densities of C3b, and its attachment via the thioester, are essential for C5 convertase ... Alternative pathway (AP) C5 convertases were generated on small streptavidin beads that were coated with purified C3b molecules ...
Complement C3b Inactivator Proteins Entry term(s). C3b Inactivators C3b Inhibitors Complement 3b Inactivators Complement 3b ... C3b Inactivators. C3b Inhibitors. Complement 3b Inactivators. Complement 3b Inhibitors. Complement C3b Inactivators. Complement ... Inactivators, C3b Inactivators, Complement 3b Inactivators, Complement C3b Inhibitors, C3b Inhibitors, Complement 3b ... Inactivators, C3b. Inactivators, Complement 3b. Inactivators, Complement C3b. Inhibitors, C3b. Inhibitors, Complement 3b. ...
  • Inactivates complement subcomponents C3b, iC3b and C4b by proteolytic cleavage. (uniprot.org)
  • Amplification of C3 cleavage by C3bBb may well determine whether initial complement activation by the classical or alternative activating sequence is beneficial or detrimental to the host. (pnas.org)
  • This domain contains the catalytic triad His-362, Asp-411, and Ser-507, which is responsible for specific cleavage of C3b and C4b. (wikipedia.org)
  • A soluble-phase inhibitor of the alternative pathway of complement, fH inhibits the assembly of an active C3 convertase by competing with factor B for C3b binding, accelerating the decay of the alternative pathway C3 convertase (C3b,Bb), while also acting as a cofactor in factor I-mediated cleavage of C3b to iC3b ( 3 - 7 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • The C4b-binding protein (C4BP) 3 is a plasma glycoprotein involved in the regulation of the classical pathway of complement activation both by accelerating the decay of C4bC2a (C3 convertase) ( 1 ) and by acting as a cofactor in the cleavage of C4b by factor I ( 2 , 3 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • fH regulates complement activation by acting as a cofactor for factor I-dependent cleavage of C3b ( 27 ) and by disrupting the alternative pathway C3 convertase ( 35 , 37 ). (asm.org)
  • The binding of FH/FHL-1 on the cell surface can also inhibit alternative pathway activation by promoting factor I-mediated cleavage of surface-bound C3b to iC3b ( 51 , 71 ). (asm.org)
  • [2] and act as a cofactor for Factor I -mediated cleavage of C3b. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cleavage of complement C3 by a free floating convertase, thrombin, plasmin or even a bacterial enzyme leads to formation of C3a and C3b fragments. (wikipedia.org)
  • After cleavage and binding to cell surface, the C3b fragment is ready to bind a plasma protein called Factor B. The Factor B (a zymogen) is cleaved by a plasma serine protease Factor D releasing a small fragment called Ba and generating a larger fragment called Bb that remains attached to C3b. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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. (bvsalud.org)
  • 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). (ucdenver.edu)
  • The second phase for each involves cleavage of C3b, generating multiple biologically important fragments and large, potentially cytolytic complexes. (medscape.com)
  • Many of these proteins are proteases that are themselves activated by proteolytic cleavage. (periobasics.com)
  • Up to C5, activation involves prote- The term 'complement' refers to the ability of olytic cleavage, liberating smaller fragments these proteins, to complement (augment) the from C2 through C5 except for C2, where for effects of other components of the immune historical reasons the larger fragment that re- system (e. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • Cleavage was markedly inhibited when C3b was preincubated with C1-INH. (rupress.org)
  • In vitro , complement C3 and its cleavage product C3b enhanced FVIII endocytosis by dendritic cells and presentation to a FVIII-specific CD4 + T-cell hybridoma. (haematologica.org)
  • The anaphylatoxins (AT) C3a, C5a and C5a-desArg are generally considered pro-inflammatory polypeptides generated after proteolytic cleavage of C3 and C5 in response to complement activation. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Once bound to danger motifs, C1q, MBL, ficolins and properdin initiate activation of proteolytic cascades that result in the cleavage of the central molecule of the complement system, C3, followed by cleavage of C5. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • C3b, iC3b, C3dg, C3d and C3c), the smaller cleavage products of C3 and C5, C3a and C5a, form a set of soluble mediators that bind distinct cell surface receptors expressed on a variety of target cells. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Controls the classical pathway of complement activation. (abcam.com)
  • Strains of group A streptococci lacking M protein are efficiently opsonized by the alternative pathway of complement, but in the absence of type-specific antibody neither the alternative nor the classical pathway is activated by strains expressing M protein ( 3 , 29 ). (asm.org)
  • After the creation of C5 convertase (either as (C3b) 2 BbP or C4b2a3b from the classical pathway), the complement system follows the same path regardless of the means of activation (alternative, classical, or lectin). (wikipedia.org)
  • In the classical pathway, this is by sequential proteolytic activation of proteins within the C1 complex (C1q, C1r, C1s) in response to binding to CRP or immunoglobulin, and in the lectin pathway it is driven by mannose binding lectin and its associated serine proteases (MASPs, particularly MASP2 but also MASP1). (wikipedia.org)
  • C4 binding protein (C4BP) interferes with the assembly of the membrane-bound C3 convertase of the classical pathway. (wikipedia.org)
  • The binding of antibody to its antigen triggers the complement system through the so-called classical pathway. (periobasics.com)
  • Both, saliva and intestinal contents from all triatomines were able to inhibit C3b deposition in the classical and alternative pathways.None of the material extracted from the intestinal cell membranes from the triatomines inhibited C3b deposition in the classical pathway.The existence of complement inhibitors may have important biological consequences which are discussed in detail. (nih.gov)
  • None of the material extracted from the intestinal cell membranes from the triatomines inhibited C3b deposition in the classical pathway. (nih.gov)
  • The classical pathway consists of 4 proteins C1, C2, C3 and C4. (epomedicine.com)
  • the initial steps of complement activation involve one of three pathways, the classical pathway, the alternative pathway, and the lectin pathway, all of which lead to the terminal complement pathway. (princeton.edu)
  • In addition, Lsa33 can also interact to PLG and both proteins bind the complement regulator of the classical pathway C4bp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Because the alternative complement pathway has many features in common with the classical complement pathway, and because many proteins of that pathway function in a manner analogous to proteins of the classical pathway, we studied the role of the C1-INH in inhibition of the alternative complement pathway. (rupress.org)
  • An inhibitory activity for an erythrocyte in termediate bearing the properdin (P)-stabilized amplification C3 convertase, PC3bBb, was recognized in whole normal human serum and separated from C3b inactivator by its distinct physicochemical and functional characteristics. (pnas.org)
  • beta1H restores control of the system by decay-dissociation of the bimolecular complex, therby exposing C3b to C3b inactivator whose irreversible action prevents regeneration of the convertase at that site. (pnas.org)
  • This heterodimer can cleave and inactivate the complement components C4b and C3b, and it prevents the assembly of the C3 and C5 convertase enzymes. (genecards.org)
  • Complement component C4-binding protein (C4BP) regulates the complement system by accelerating the decay of the complement component C3 convertase and by acting as a cofactor to the serine protease factor I in the degradation of C4b. (abcam.com)
  • It also accelerates the degradation of the C4bC2a complex (C3 convertase) by dissociating the complement fragment C2a. (abcam.com)
  • A novel bifunctional chimeric complement inhibitor that regulates C3 convertase and formation of the membrane attack complex. (springer.com)
  • This convertase, the alternative pathway C3-convertase, although only produced in small amounts, can cleave multiple C3 proteins into C3a and C3b. (wikipedia.org)
  • The addition of properdin forms the complex C3bBbP, a stable compound which can bind an additional C3b to form alternative pathway C5-convertase. (wikipedia.org)
  • The C5-convertase of the alternative pathway consists of (C3b) 2 BbP (sometimes referred to as C3b 2 Bb). (wikipedia.org)
  • The formation of a C3 convertase can also be prevented when a plasma protease called complement factor I cleaves C3b into its inactive form, iC3b. (wikipedia.org)
  • C3 convertase (C4bC2b, formerly C4b2a) belongs to family of serine proteases and is necessary in innate immunity as a part of the complement system which eventuate in opsonisation of particles, release of inflammatory peptides, C5 convertase formation and cell lysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The smaller fragment called C3a serves to increase vascular permeability and promote extravasation of phagocytes, while the larger C3b fragment can be used as an opsonin or bind to either type of C3 convertase to form the trimolecular C5 convertase to activate C5 for the membrane attack complex. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since C3 convertases cleave C3 to produce C3b which can then form an additional C3 convertase through the alternative pathway, this is a potential mechanism of signal amplification in the complement cascade resulting in the deposition of large numbers of C3b molecules on the surface of activating particles, enabling opsonisation and acute local inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Properdin (Factor P) is the only known positive regulator of complement activation that stabilizes the alternative C3 convertase (C3bBb). (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a membrane protein and regulates also C5 convertase of the classical and alternative pathway. (wikipedia.org)
  • DAF acts on C2b and Bb and dissociates them rapidly from C4b and C3b - thereby preventing the assembly of the C3 convertase. (wikipedia.org)
  • We determine that high surface densities of C3b, and its attachment via the thioester, are essential for C5 convertase formation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • There are several proteins which stabilize or regulate C3 convertase activation via the alternative or lectin pathways. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In the first phase, a series of specific interactions leads to formation of intrinsic complement proteinase, termed C3 convertase. (medscape.com)
  • Depending on the nature of complement activators, the classic pathway, the alternative pathway, or the more recently discovered lectin pathway is activated predominantly to produce C3 convertase. (medscape.com)
  • C3bBb complex then acts as the C3 convertase and generates more C3b through an amplification loop. (medscape.com)
  • Most notably, the inhibitor impaired the interaction of C3b with complement factor B and, consequently, formation of the active C3 convertase. (nih.gov)
  • All of the 3 pathways converge at a particular point in the cascade and produces a common complex called C3-convertase which cleaves the C3 component of the complement system. (epomedicine.com)
  • No matter, how the complement system is activated, generation of C5 convertase is important for the culmination of the complement mediated effector mechanisms, leading to the formation of Membrane Attack Complex (MAC). (epomedicine.com)
  • C3bBb acts as C3 convertase which cleaves C3 - this creates a continuous loop and many C3b can be deposited on the invader's cell surface. (epomedicine.com)
  • Once C3b is formed - it can either follow alternative pathway or bind to C4bC2a (C3 convertase) to form C5 convertase. (epomedicine.com)
  • When MBL grabs its target (mannose on the surface of a bacterium, for example), the MASP protein functions like a convertase to clip C3 complement proteins to make C3b. (epomedicine.com)
  • If any C3b molecules bind to a normal host cell surface, they can then bind the next component in the sequence, factor B. Factor D (the only complement factor present in body fluids as an active enzyme) splits off a small fragment, Ba, leaving an active C3 convertase, C3bBb, on the cell surface. (pocketdentistry.com)
  • Trypsin-like serine protease that plays an essential role in regulating the immune response by controlling all complement pathways. (uniprot.org)
  • Inhibits these pathways by cleaving three peptide bonds in the alpha-chain of C3b and two bonds in the alpha-chain of C4b thereby inactivating these proteins. (uniprot.org)
  • The classical and alternative complement pathways. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alternative pathway is one of three complement pathways that opsonize and kill pathogens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Glomerular damage in IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is mediated by complement activation via the alternative and lectin pathways. (biomedcentral.com)
  • MAC is produced via the activated common terminal pathway of all three complement pathways. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Each of these pathways uses different proteins. (medscape.com)
  • Activation of the complement pathways. (medscape.com)
  • Reports of complement components of a few AN patients, especially alternative pathways may be insuf-ficient, but this has not been systematically studied (26-28). (dusunenadamdergisi.org)
  • As expected, soluble contents of A. aegypti's intestine was capable to inhibit C3b deposition by the classical and alternative pathways. (nih.gov)
  • Both, saliva and intestinal contents from all triatomines were able to inhibit C3b deposition in the classical and alternative pathways. (nih.gov)
  • Opsonization of organisms and immune vation of complement components occurs complexes for clearance by phagocyto- via three main pathways. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • Complement 1 inhibitor (C1-INH) * is a critically important protein that controls activation of multiple plasma mediator pathways ( 1 ). (rupress.org)
  • Ultimately, it is thought that the inactivation of C3b to iC3b inhibits the deposition of terminal complement components, which then prevents the formation of the bactericidal membrane attack complex. (asm.org)
  • Products of C3 activation, C3b and inactivated C3b (iC3b) bind to microorganisms and are recognized by complement receptors (CRs) on phagocytes. (pocketdentistry.com)
  • During the last years, different groups have demonstrated genetic predisposition of atypical HUS involving complement components factor H (FH), CD46 [or membrane co-factor protein (MCP)] and factor I. These three proteins are involved in the regulation of the alternative pathway of the complement system. (springer.com)
  • Both FH and FHL-1 (which is a truncated version of FH that results from an alternative splice site in the FH transcript [ 71 ]) are serum proteins that negatively regulate the alternative pathway of complement. (asm.org)
  • It has been suggested by several labs, including our own, that B. burgdorferi binds FH/FHL-1 on its surface to inhibit the activation of the alternative pathway of complement and prevent its destruction during the earliest stages of mammalian infection ( 4 , 10 , 40 , 48 , 71 ). (asm.org)
  • The alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune system 's natural defense against infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pathway is triggered when the C3b protein directly binds a microbe . (wikipedia.org)
  • Alternative pathway (AP) C5 convertases were generated on small streptavidin beads that were coated with purified C3b molecules. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The disease has been demonstrated to be linked with a complement alternative pathway dysregulation due to genetic defects but also to development of autoantibodies to factor H (FH), the main plasmatic alternative pathway regulatory protein. (nih.gov)
  • By pattern recognition, properdin has shown to bind to heparan sulfate proteoglycans on tubular epithelium and can initiate the alternative complement pathway (AP). (frontiersin.org)
  • Ultrafiltration of complement factors under proteinuric conditions may lead to alternative pathway activation within the renal tubules. (frontiersin.org)
  • An important soluble regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). (ucdenver.edu)
  • Modulation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement by Murine Factor H-Related Proteins. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Zymosan, a known activator of the alternative pathway of complement system was injected into the anterior chamber of the eye of Lewis rats. (arvojournals.org)
  • Functional assays such as total haemalytic complement (CH50) assay, alternative pathway haemolytic complement (AP-CH50), the terminal sequence (C3-C9) haemolytic activity as well as the haemolytic assays for individual components are used to detect complement component deficiencies. (tripod.com)
  • C-reactive protein (CRP, not shown) leads to classic pathway activation analogous to lectin pathway activation by MBL and ficolins. (medscape.com)
  • Binding of factor H to C3b increases its inactivation by factor I. Properdin stabilizes it, preventing its inactivation by factors H and I. The alternate pathway does not result in a truly nonspecific activation of complement because it requires specific types of compounds for activation. (medscape.com)
  • the noglobulin G (IgG) (IgG1, IgG2, IgG3 not system makes up an effective host im- IgG4) activate or fix complement via the clas- mune defense long before specific host sical pathway. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • This pathway consists of proteins known by the term "Factors" like Factor B, Factor D. (epomedicine.com)
  • The lectin pathway consists of C2, C3, C4 and some calcium-dependent lectin family proteins which are homologous to C1 component. (epomedicine.com)
  • We studied complement 1 inhibitor (C1-INH) as an inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway. (rupress.org)
  • C1-INH prevented lysis, induced by the alternative complement pathway, of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) erythrocytes in human serum. (rupress.org)
  • Recently, it has been shown to be an inhibitor of the mannan-binding lectin pathway of complement activation, inhibiting mannan-binding lectin-associated serine proteases (MASPs) in that pathway ( 10 ). (rupress.org)
  • To investigate this paradox, the phenomenon has been modeled in vitro by incubating RBCs from eculizumab untreated PNH patients with compatible sera containing eculizumab, and by assessing the C3 binding after activation of complement alternative pathway. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The blockade of terminal complement pathway by eculizumab [ 11 ], a monoclonal antibody (moAb) against complement component 5 (C5), abrogates intravascular hemolysis with the consequent normalization of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels in almost all patients suffering from PNH. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Other desirable features include both classical and alternative pathway activation, increased neuronal synthesis of native complement proteins, and evidence for an increase in complement activation prior to the development of extensive pathology. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It binds as a cofactor to C3b/C4b inactivator (C3bINA), which then hydrolyzes the complement fragment C4b. (abcam.com)
  • The serum concentrations of the complement inactivators C1INH, C3bINA and beta 1H have been determined in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease and their correlation with C3 and properdin factor B examined. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The inhibitory activity was found to reside in a protein that was purified to homogeneity and elicited a monospecific antibody in a rabbit. (pnas.org)
  • A polyclonal antibody specific for human complement C4BP has been pre-coated onto a 96-well microplate with removable strips. (abcam.com)
  • Complement C4BP in standards and samples is sandwiched by the immobilized antibody and biotinylated polyclonal antibody specific for complement C4BP, which is recognized by a streptavidin-peroxidase conjugate. (abcam.com)
  • C3b, the larger fragment, becomes covalently attached to the microbial surface or to the antibody molecules through the thioester domain at the site of complement activation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mouse monoclonal antibody recognizes human Complement component 4 c (C4c), a component in the complement cascade and a degradation product of C4b which is cleaved by C4b/C3b inactivator to yield C4d and C4c. (cellsciences.com)
  • The role of complement system in antibody-induced uveitis was explored by intraperitoneal injection of 35 U cobra venom factor (CVF), 24 hours before antibody injection. (arvojournals.org)
  • Immune Blotting Western Blot Test Flow Cytometry and Fluorescence Western blotting technique is used for iden- The fluorescent antibody techniques are ex- tification of a specific protein in a complex tremely valuable qualitative tools, but they mixture of proteins. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • Complement Factor I antibody LS-C693296 is an FITC-conjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to Complement Factor I (CFI) from mouse and rat. (lsbio.com)
  • The in vitro antibody response of mouse spleen cells to TNP coupled to both T-dependent and T-independent carriers as well as to sheep erythrocytes has been studied to investigate the possible role of complement activation in the induction of antibody formation. (ox.ac.uk)
  • This shows that no exogenous source of complement is necessary for in vitro antibody formation by spleen cells. (ox.ac.uk)
  • 2) Similarly, normal antibody responses are obtained if the cultures are grown in human serum depleted of C3b-inactivator, which contains high concentrations of C3b. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Complement C4c, anti_human antibody storage GENTAUR recommends for long therm storage to freeze at -24 C. For short time storage up to 30 days we suggest fridge storage at 1 to 10 C. Prevent multiple freeze taw cycles of Complement C4c, anti_human. (antibody-antibodies.com)
  • Complement is composed of a network of more than 50 proteins including inactive precursor molecules, fluid-phase, and membrane-bound regulators as well as distinct inhibitors ( 6 - 10 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Certain pathogens recruit host complement inhibitors such as factor H (fH) to evade the immune system. (jimmunol.org)
  • Bacterial surface proteins that also bind host complement inhibitors (or complement downregulators) are particularly attractive as vaccine candidates ( 1 , 2 ) because Abs directed against them may also block binding of the complement inhibitors. (jimmunol.org)
  • Downregulation of complement activation occurs when the complement inhibitors are in close proximity to active complement components that are located nearby on the bacterial surface, thereby permitting the organism to disarm a key component(s) of innate host defense and cause disease. (jimmunol.org)
  • The vaccine potential of a number of microbial proteins that bind inhibitors of complement is an active area of investigation. (jimmunol.org)
  • Phosphoethanolamine residues on the lipid A moiety of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lipooligosaccharide modulate binding of complement inhibitors and resistance to complement killing. (semanticscholar.org)
  • It is well recognized that B. burgdorferi expresses multiple lipoproteins on its surface that bind the human complement inhibitors factor H and factor H-like protein 1 (FH/FHL-1). (asm.org)
  • Both complement inhibitors prevented properdin-mediated C3 activation. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement inhibitors and immunoconglutinins in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The role of salivary and intestinal complement system inhibitors in the midgut protection of triatomines and mosquitoes. (nih.gov)
  • Saliva of haematophagous arthropods contain biomolecules involved directly or indirectly with the haematophagy process, and among them are encountered some complement system inhibitors. (nih.gov)
  • The most obvious function for these inhibitors would be the protection of the midgut against injury by the complement. (nih.gov)
  • The existence of complement inhibitors may have important biological consequences which are discussed in detail. (nih.gov)
  • To investigate the importance of the complement inhibitors in protecting the anterior midgut, we forced the insects to ingest sera in a condition in which saliva ingestion is drastically reduced. (nih.gov)
  • Defects in this gene cause complement factor I deficiency, an autosomal recessive disease associated with a susceptibility to pyogenic infections. (genecards.org)
  • Diseases associated with CFI include Complement Factor I Deficiency and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Atypical 3 . (genecards.org)
  • Diseases associated with C4BPA include Retinitis Pigmentosa 45 and Protein S Deficiency . (genecards.org)
  • Factor I deficiency in turn leads to low levels of complement component 3 (C3), factor B, factor H and properdin. (wikipedia.org)
  • At least 10 mutations in the CFI gene have been identified in people with complement factor I deficiency, a disorder characterized by immune system dysfunction. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The lack (deficiency) of functional complement factor I protein allows uncontrolled activation of the complement system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This condition, which may also occur in people with complement factor I deficiency, is characterized by kidney malfunction that can be serious or life-threatening. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Ponce-Castro IM, González-Rubio C, Delgado-Cerviño EM, Abarrategui-Garrido C, Fontán G, Sánchez-Corral P, López-Trascasa M. Molecular characterization of Complement Factor I deficiency in two Spanish families. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Low levels of complement components may indicate either complement consumption or deficiency. (tripod.com)
  • The resulting shortage (deficiency) of complement factor H overactivates the complement system, which damages structures called glomeruli in the kidneys. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cell surface protein CD59 (protectin) prevents incorporation of C9 into nascent MACs (i.e. inhibits formation of MAC). (epomedicine.com)
  • It inhibits complement activation at the yeast surface and, in addition, mediates adhesion of C. albicans to host endothelial cells. (labome.org)
  • This gene encodes a serine proteinase that is essential for regulating the complement cascade. (genecards.org)
  • As a result, failure to downregulate the complement cascade might lead to tubular epithelial damage under proteinuric conditions. (frontiersin.org)
  • Immunochemical and functional assays can be used for measuring individual components of the complement cascade. (tripod.com)
  • The complement system functions as an interactive sequence, with one reaction leading to another in the form of a cascade. (medscape.com)
  • This methodology permitted to identify which points along the activation phase of the complement cascade were inhibited. (nih.gov)
  • Complement is an important part of innate immunity both as an opsonizing and membrane destructing cascade and as an effector system of antibodies. (meta.org)
  • Complement System 7 The complement system includes serum and activate or inhibit reactions in the cascade. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • One molecule 2 so far identified in the complement system, of IgM or two molecules of IgG can initiate 13 participate in the cascade itself, seven the process. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • The PNH RBCs bound with C3 become apparent because PNH RBCs, spared from hemolysis by the blockade of the terminal complement cascade, remain unable to control the early steps of the ongoing complement activation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The complement system is composed of more than 30 plasma and membrane-associated proteins which function as an inflammatory cascade. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Pretreatment of CR+ cells with antibodies to factor H inhibited the adherence of C3b-coated red cells to human tonsil lymphocytes (TL) and peripheral blood monocytes (M phi). (nih.gov)
  • The adherence of C3b-coated erythrocytes to PMN remained unaffected by anti-H antibodies in the presence of DFP. (nih.gov)
  • Polyclonal as well as monoclonal antibodies directed against human factor I inhibited the binding of C3b cells to Raji cells but not to TL. (nih.gov)
  • Check out links to articles that cite our custom service antibodies, peptides, and proteins in major peer-reviewed journals, organized by research category. (abgent.com)
  • In renal transplant, the allograft is responsible for triggering many innate and adaptive immune mechanisms, either mediated by cells, such as macrophages and lymphocytes, or by soluble components, such as antibodies and the complement system, which can ultimately lead to graft rejection [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • These are called complement because it complements the antibacterial activity of some of the antibodies. (labpedia.net)
  • The following example shows the role of Antibodies and complement in the process of Bacteriolysis and Agglutination. (labpedia.net)
  • Complement Components and Antibodies. (rupress.org)
  • Monitoring patients with the C1q assay, which detects antibodies that fix complement, offers a minimally invasive means of identifying patients at risk for transplant glomerulopathy and graft loss. (labome.org)
  • 05). The results of our study suggest that anti-beta2GPI antibodies may play a role in GMT formation, and this process might involve complement activation. (labome.org)
  • GENTAUR suppliers human normal cells, cell lines, RNA extracts and lots of antibodies and ELISA kits to Human proteins as well as Complement C4c, anti_human. (antibody-antibodies.com)
  • The role of cell membrane-associated human factor H for the binding of cell-bound C3b to complement receptor-carrying (CR+) cells was investigated. (nih.gov)
  • the heavy chain plays an inhibitory role in maintaining the enzyme inactive until it meets the complex formed by the substrate (either C3b or C4b) and a cofactor protein (Factor H, C4b-binding protein, complement receptor 1, and membrane cofactor protein). (wikipedia.org)
  • This may be explained by the absence of a number of complement regulatory proteins on the apical membrane including decay accelerating factor (DAF), complement receptor 1 (CR1), and membrane cofactor protein (MCP) ( 3 , 4 ) Complement regulatory protein CD59 is present on the brush border of proximal tubules, albeit weakly expressed ( 4 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Membrane attack complex (MAC), properdin (P), factor H (fH) and Complement receptor type 1 (CR1) were quantified in urine samples from 71 patients with IgAN and 72 healthy controls. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Complement receptor 1 (CR1) is important in increasing phagocytosis. (labpedia.net)
  • Sequence analysis of the regulators of complement activation (RCA) cluster of genes at chromosome position 1q32 shows evidence of several large genomic duplications. (nih.gov)
  • The genes encoding both alpha and beta chains are located adjacent to each other on human chromosome 1 in the regulator of complement activation gene cluster. (genecards.org)
  • However, whether genetic changes of complement factor H (CFH) and its related genes are associated with hypertension is unknown. (cdc.gov)
  • The C4 protein derives from the C4A-C4B genes. (cellsciences.com)
  • Differential gene expression in the RPE cells of complement factor genes was identified using gene arrays, and selected gene transcripts were validated by q-RT-PCR. (forskningsdatabasen.dk)
  • C4b-binding protein has a regulatory role in the coagulation system also, mediated through the beta-chain binding of protein S, a vitamin K-dependent protein that serves as a cofactor of activated protein C. The genes encoding both alpha and beta chains are located adjacent to each other on human chromosome 1 in the regulator of complement activation gene cluster. (nih.gov)
  • Washington DC, USA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Description: Human chromosome 4: entries, gene names and cross-references to MIM Name: humchr04.txt Release: 2018_11 of 05-Dec-2018 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- This documents lists all the human protein sequence entries whose genes are known to be encoded on chromosome 4 in this release of UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot. (uniprot.org)
  • We show that two leptospiral proteins encoded by LIC11834 and LIC12253 genes interact with laminin in a dose - dependent and saturable mode, with dissociation equilibrium constants ( K D ) of 367.5 and 415.4 nM, respectively. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Recombinant fragment within Human C4 binding protein/C4BPB aa 1-250. (abcam.com)
  • Here we demonstrate that the extracellular fibrinogen-binding protein (Efb) from S. aureus acts as an allosteric inhibitor by inducing conformational changes in complement fragment C3b that propagate across several domains and influence functional regions far distant from the Efb binding site. (nih.gov)
  • The large fragment formed when COMPLEMENT C4 is cleaved by COMPLEMENT C1S. (labome.org)
  • One such Ag, meningococcal factor H-binding protein (fHbp), was used in clinical trials before the protein was discovered to bind fH. (jimmunol.org)
  • Many strains of Streptococcus pyogenes bind C4b-binding protein (C4BP), an inhibitor of complement activation. (jimmunol.org)
  • Many strains of S. pyogenes bind C4BP ( 11 ), and the available evidence indicates that binding of C4BP to M proteins plays an important role in pathogenesis. (jimmunol.org)
  • SCR 7 was then shown to contain the M protein binding site, as a construct consisting of the first seven SCRs bound M protein but a construct containing the first six SCRs did not bind. (asm.org)
  • demonstrated that M6 protein and other M serotypes bind factor H (fH), a regulatory protein of the complement system, resulting in reduced deposition of C3b on the streptococcal surface ( 15 ). (asm.org)
  • Since C3b is free and abundant in the plasma, it can bind to either a host cell or a pathogen surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • CFHR5 (Complement Factor H-Related protein 5) is able to bind to act as a cofactor for factor I, has decay accelerating activity and is able to bind preferentially to C3b at host surfaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • The complement system as understood today is a multimolecular system composed of more than 32 proteins and consisting of serum proteins, serosal proteins, and cell membrane receptors that bind to complement fragments. (medscape.com)
  • The complement system consists of 7 serum and 9 membrane regulatory proteins, 1 serosal regulatory protein, and 8 cell membrane receptors that bind complement fragments. (medscape.com)
  • C3b product is very reactive and can bind to invader's cell surface. (epomedicine.com)
  • If C3b cannot find the cell surface to bind within 60 microseconds - it is hydrolyzed. (epomedicine.com)
  • The recombinant proteins were purified and their ability to bind various ECM and serum components was evaluated. (biomedcentral.com)
  • C1-INH did not bind to factors B or D but did bind to immobilized C3b and cobra venom factor (CVF), a C3b analogue. (rupress.org)
  • Kirjavainen V, Jarva H, Biedzka Sarek M, Blom A, Skurnik M, Meri S. Yersinia enterocolitica serum resistance proteins YadA and ail bind the complement regulator C4b-binding protein. (labome.org)
  • These findings show that Y. enterocolitica uses two proteins, YadA and Ail, to bind C4bp. (labome.org)
  • Meri T, Blom A, Hartmann A, Lenk D, Meri S, Zipfel P. The hyphal and yeast forms of Candida albicans bind the complement regulator C4b-binding protein. (labome.org)
  • To date, most, if not all, of the serum proteins that constitute the complement system have been identified and their activities characterized. (springer.com)
  • Complement makes 10% of the serum proteins. (labpedia.net)
  • Microbial complement inhibitor-binding molecules can be promising vaccine targets by eliciting Abs that neutralize this microbial defense mechanism. (jimmunol.org)
  • Complement activation provides an effective host defense mechanism against foreign organisms by generating effector molecules, which are involved in cell death and in immune and inflammatory responses. (arvojournals.org)
  • Complement system can be activated by immune complexes and immunologic molecules like endotoxins. (periobasics.com)
  • One molecule of IgM can activate complement but activation of IgG is with the help of cross linking 2 molecules. (periobasics.com)
  • The inhibitory activity was investigated in the intestine of A. aegypti as well as in the saliva and intestine of other three triatomine species (T. brasiliensis, T. infestans and Rhodnius prolixus) using an immunological method able to determine the level of deposition of some complement factors (C1q, C3b, or C4b) on the surface of complement activator molecules linked to microplates. (nih.gov)
  • Several strains of all three species express molecules (M-proteins, Bac or beta, PspC) that acquire host fluid-phase complement regulators factor H or C4b binding protein to their surfaces. (meta.org)
  • The complement system is an ancient danger sensing system that recognizes exogenous threats such as conserved microbial motifs as well as endogenous threats including altered-self molecules (e.g. following injury or hypoxia, after virus-infection or tumor-related) and apoptotic cells ( Köhl, 2006b ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Danger sensing molecules that activate the complement system comprise soluble C-type lectins such as Mannan-binding-lectin (MBL), ficolins, the C-type lectin-like molecule C1q and, as recent evidence suggests, properdin ( Kemper and Hourcade, 2008 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The presence of these cofactors on healthy cells allows degradation of deposited C3b by CFI in order to prevent undesired complement activation, while in apoptotic cells or microbes, the absence of such cofactors leads to C3b-mediated complement activation and subsequent opsonization. (uniprot.org)
  • The M proteins form fibrillar coiled-coil dimers on the streptococcal surface and have been studied extensively, due to their important ability to inhibit phagocytosis ( 14 , 15 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • Endogenous proteins that inhibit or inactivate COMPLEMENT C3B. (bvsalud.org)
  • Groups A and B streptococci also secrete proteins and/or enzymes that inhibit the activation of the complement system or chemotaxis cause. (meta.org)
  • C1-INH interacts with C3b to inhibit binding of factor B to C3b. (rupress.org)
  • All immunochemical assays will also measure functionally inactive protein fragments but these are cleared up so rapidly in vivo that this is not a problem in practice. (tripod.com)
  • Complement has sev- mains bound to the complex is termed C2a, eral main effects: the smaller fragments are by the letter 'a' 1. (gurmeeteater.ee)
  • Various cell types express surface membrane glycoproteins that react with one or more of the fragments of C3 produced during complement activation and degradation. (labpedia.net)
  • Plasma complement components and activation fragments: associations with age-related macular degeneration genotypes and phenotypes. (umassmed.edu)
  • Protein fragments generated during activation of the system enzymatically cleave the next protein in the sequence, generating a variety of "activation proteins" with diverse activities (Table 1 ). (biomedcentral.com)
  • It is produced by the liver and binds to phosphocholine on microbes assisting in complement binding to foreign and damaged cells and enhancing phagocytosis by macrophages expressing CRP receptors. (hindawi.com)
  • In this chapter, the structure and function of the complement receptors on the macrophage and related cells are described. (springer.com)
  • and inactivation of exposed C3b by C3b inactivator. (pnas.org)
  • Yersinia enterocolitica YadA mediates complement evasion by recruitment and inactivation of C3 products. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Essential cofactors for these reactions include factor H and C4BP in the fluid phase and membrane cofactor protein/CD46 and CR1 on cell surfaces. (uniprot.org)
  • The kit employs a quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay technique that measures human Complement C4-Binding Protein (C4BP) in less than 4 hours. (abcam.com)
  • The major form of C4BP is composed of seven identical 70-kDa alpha chains, each containing a binding site for the complement protein C4b, and a unique 45 kDa beta chain which contains a binding site for the vitamin K-dependent protein S. C4BP was overexpressed in the synovial membranes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (abcam.com)
  • We have previously shown that a positively charged cluster at the interface between complement control protein domains 1 and 2 of C4BP α-chain is crucial for the C4b-C4BP interaction. (jimmunol.org)
  • To extend this observation, and to investigate the interaction with M proteins, we constructed and characterized a total of nine mutants of C4BP. (jimmunol.org)
  • Furthermore, M proteins were able to displace C4BP from immobilized C4b, whereas C4b only weakly affected binding of C4BP to immobilized M proteins. (jimmunol.org)
  • We found that the molecular mechanisms involved in these two interactions differ because the binding between M proteins and C4BP is relatively insensitive to salt in contrast to the C4BP-C4b binding. (jimmunol.org)
  • In addition, six mAbs directed against the α-chain interfered with C4b-C4BP interaction, whereas only two of them efficiently inhibited binding of C4BP to M proteins. (jimmunol.org)
  • Collectively, our results suggest that binding between C4b and C4BP is governed mostly by electrostatic interactions, while additional noncovalent forces cause tight binding of C4BP to streptococcal M proteins. (jimmunol.org)
  • C4BP is a large protein (570 kDa) consisting of several polypeptides: seven identical α-chains and one β-chain ( 4 , 5 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • The binding of C4BP to S. pyogenes is mediated by surface M proteins, which are important virulence factors ( 11 , 13 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • In particular, studies of several different M proteins showed that the binding site for C4BP is localized to the hypervariable N-terminal region of the M proteins ( 16 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • This study examined the interaction of two putative leptospiral proteins with laminin, collagen Type I, collagen Type IV, cellular fibronectin, plasma fibronectin, PLG, factor H and C4bp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Although in a weak manner, both proteins interact with C4bp, a regulator of complement classical route. (biomedcentral.com)
  • To our knowledge, Lsa33 is the first leptospiral protein described to date with the capability of binding laminin, PLG and C4bp in vitro . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Binding of C4bp could help Y. enterocolitica to evade complement-mediated clearance in the human host. (labome.org)
  • This change in shape allows the binding of plasma protein Factor B , which allows Factor D to cleave Factor B into Ba and Bb. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since Bb is bound to a flexible domain in C3b it can swing towards the substrate and cleave the scissile bond in C3. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We show that these hybrid proteins are able to deplete complement, both in vitro and in vivo. (springer.com)
  • Properdin however, also binds to C3b(Bb) and properdin binding to tubular cells might be influenced by the presence of C3b(Bb) on tubular cells and/or by variability in properdin proteins in vitro . (frontiersin.org)
  • When RBCs from untreated patients were exposed in vitro to activated complement in the context of C5-blockade, there was the prompt appearance of a distinct C3+ PNH RBC population whose size increased with time and also with the rate of complement activation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Here, using in vitro assays for FVIII endocytosis by human monocyte-derived dendritic cells and presentation to T cells, as well as in vivo complement depletion in FVIII-deficient mice, we show a novel role for complement C3 in enhancing the immune response against therapeutic FVIII. (haematologica.org)
  • Because complement activation proteins have been demonstrated in vitro to exert both neuroprotective and neurotoxic effects, the significance of this process in the development and progression of AD is unclear. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The stabilization of C3bBb by activated properdin minimizes intrinsic decay and protects C3b in the bimolecular complex from C3b inactivator. (pnas.org)
  • The complex is believed to be unstable until it binds properdin , a serum protein. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this study we carefully evaluated the specificity of the properdin - heparan sulfate interaction and whether this interaction could be exploited in order to block alternative complement activation. (frontiersin.org)
  • Binding of properdin to C3b could also be blocked by heparin(oids) and recombinant Salp20. (frontiersin.org)
  • Surface-exposed proteins from bacterial pathogens are potential vaccine candidates when they are targets of complement-dependent bactericidal or opsonophagocytic Abs. (jimmunol.org)
  • Many pathogens are equipped with factors providing resistance against the bactericidal action of complement. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Many human pathogens, including serum-resistant B. burgdorferi , evade complement destruction by binding complement factor H (FH) and FH-like protein 1 (FHL-1) ( 4 , 29 , 32 , 40 , 55 ). (asm.org)
  • 1 Although complement activation is a valuable first-line defense against potential pathogens, complement activation products have been reported to be spontaneously and continuously deposited on self-tissue in small amounts under normal conditions and in larger quantities during inflammatory reactions. (arvojournals.org)
  • Association with and adaption to various hosts most likely correlates with the spirochetes' ability to acquire complement regulator factor H (FH) to overcome the host's innate immune response. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement is one of the most powerful innate immune defense mechanisms in vertebrate animals' blood. (frontiersin.org)
  • Borrelia burgdorferi has developed efficient mechanisms for evading the innate immune response during mammalian infection and has been shown to be resistant to the complement-mediated bactericidal activity of human serum. (asm.org)
  • The CFI gene provides instructions for making a protein called complement factor I. This protein helps regulate a part of the body's immune response known as the complement system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The unregulated activity of the complement system decreases blood levels of another complement protein called C3, reducing the immune system's ability to fight infections. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Complement is a large protein network in plasma that is crucial for human immune defenses and a major cause of aberrant inflammatory reactions. (biomedcentral.com)
  • To explore the role of the complement system and complement regulatory proteins in an immune-privileged organ, the eye. (arvojournals.org)
  • The complement system is a major component of innate immunity and acts in parallel or in concert with the immune system. (arvojournals.org)
  • As complement plays a major in elimination of bacteria and immune complexes, it is not surprising that inherited complement deficiencies are associated with increased risks of developing severe recurrent bacterial infections and immune complex diseases. (tripod.com)
  • The syndromes can be classified based on which component of the immune system is deficient: B cells, T cells, phagocytic cells or complement components. (pgpreparation.in)
  • Ionizing radiation perturbs hematopoiesis in bone marrow, which, in turn, depresses the innate immune responses against infectious agents, including production of immunoglobulins, and disturbs the inflammatory responses, including C-reactive protein (CRP), the components of complement, and the normal balance among the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. (hindawi.com)
  • Complement system is a group of more than 23 proteins that interacts with each other to opsonize the pathogen and induces a series of inflammatory responses that helps to generate immune response against that pathogen. (periobasics.com)
  • The principal participants in this system are 11 proteins designated C1 through C9, B, and D . Term complement means to augment the effect of other complements of immune system. (periobasics.com)
  • Allosteric inhibition of complement function by a staphylococcal immune evasion protein. (nih.gov)
  • The complement system is a major target of immune evasion by Staphylococcus aureus. (nih.gov)
  • As this enzyme complex is critical for both activation and amplification of the complement response, its allosteric inhibition likely represents a fundamental contribution to the overall immune evasion strategy of S. aureus. (nih.gov)
  • We believe that these multifunctional proteins have the potential to participate in the interaction of leptospires to hosts by mediating adhesion and by helping the bacteria to escape the immune system and to overcome tissue barriers. (biomedcentral.com)
  • While a role for the complement system on innate as well as adaptive immunity has been documented, the implication of complement activation on the onset of the anti-FVIII immune response is unknown. (haematologica.org)
  • Complement inflammation is a major inflammatory mechanism whose function is to promote the removal of microorganisms and the processing of immune complexes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Complement activation promotes the removal of microorganisms and the processing of immune complexes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Functional characterization of cobra venom factor/cobra C3 hybrid proteins. (springer.com)
  • Characterization of mutations in complement factor I (CFI) associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Characterization of these proteins, with no previously assigned function, should increase our understanding of this intriguing pathogen's biology. (biomedcentral.com)
  • High-Throughput Nano-Scale Characterization of Membrane Proteins Using Fluorescence-Detection Size-Exclusion Chromatography. (ucsf.edu)
  • Complement factor I (factor I) is a protein of the complement system, first isolated in 1966 in guinea pig serum, that regulates complement activation by cleaving cell-bound or fluid phase C3b and C4b. (wikipedia.org)
  • that regulates complement activation by cleaving cell-bound or fluid phase C3b and C4b. (wikidoc.org)
  • Additionally, the deposition of complement components C3, C6, and C5b-9 was enhanced on the surface of the CspA mutant compared to that of the wild-type strain. (asm.org)
  • The combined data lead us to conclude that the CspA-mediated binding of human FH confers serum resistance by directly inhibiting complement deposition on the surface of B. burgdorferi . (asm.org)
  • Bence-Jones proteins immunological test system. (fda.gov)
  • Complement components immunological test system. (fda.gov)
  • Complement C[bdi2] inhibitor (inactivator) immunological test system. (fda.gov)
  • Complement C3b inactivator immunological test system. (fda.gov)
  • C-reactive protein immunological test system. (fda.gov)
  • The complement system in B cell regulation. (springer.com)
  • Dysregulation of the complement system has been implicated in several diseases and pathologies. (wikipedia.org)
  • The complement system is a group of proteins that work together to destroy foreign invaders (such as bacteria and viruses), trigger inflammation, and remove debris from cells and tissues. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Complement factor I and several related proteins protect healthy cells by preventing activation of the complement system when it is not needed. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The CFI gene mutations identified in this disorder result in an abnormal or nonfunctional version of complement factor I. The defective protein allows uncontrolled activation of the complement system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The overactive complement system attacks certain kidney cells, which damages the kidneys and leads to a loss of protein in the urine (proteinuria). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Dysregulation of the complement system has been linked to pathogenesis of hypertension. (cdc.gov)
  • With state-of-the art molecular biology and protein biochemistry labs, we work with our clients to rapidly evaluate in parallel to identify the optimal expression system for candidate proteins. (abgent.com)
  • Evidence for involvement of the complement system in renal damage was already shown in 1985 by the finding of C3 deposits on the proximal tubular epithelial cells (PTECs) of nephrotic patients ( 2 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Interaction of extremophilic archaeal viruses with human and mouse complement system and viral biodistribution in mice. (ucdenver.edu)
  • The results suggest that the complement system is continuously active at a low level in the normal eye and is tightly regulated by intraocular complement regulatory proteins. (arvojournals.org)
  • Changes in the complement system, particularly C3 in AN, are not well understood. (dusunenadamdergisi.org)
  • Recent studies show that adipose tissue is the production site of some complement proteins, suggesting links between the energy balance system and the immunity (11-15). (dusunenadamdergisi.org)
  • In the following sections we will try to understand the functioning of complement system, its regulation and disorders related to its function and regulation. (periobasics.com)
  • Complement factor H, together with several related proteins, protects healthy cells by preventing the complement system from being turned on (activated) when it is not needed. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The resulting shortage of complement factor H can lead to uncontrolled activation of the complement system on the surface of cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The complement system is composed of about 20 different proteins released into the blood after production in the liver. (epomedicine.com)
  • Esparza-Gordillo J (2005) Predisposition to atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome involves the concurrence of different susceptibility alleles in the regulators of complement activation gene cluster in 1q32. (springer.com)
  • fH is a member of the genetically and structurally related regulators of complement activation family of proteins. (asm.org)
  • Distinct roles for the complement regulators factor H and Crry in protection of the kidney from injury. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Eyes of normal Lewis rats were analyzed for the expression of complement regulatory proteins, membrane cofactor protein (MCP), decay-acceleration factor (DAF), membrane inhibitor of reactive lysis (MIRL, CD59), and cell surface regulator of complement (Crry), using immunohistochemistry, Western blot analysis, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). (arvojournals.org)
  • Analysis of blood cells showed the absence of the phosphatidylinositol-linked membrane protein CD59. (rupress.org)
  • Streptococcus pyogenes evades complement by binding the complement-regulatory protein factor H (fH) via the central conserved C-repeat region of M protein. (asm.org)
  • This is achieved by the concerted action of regulatory proteins decay-accelerating factor (DAF), membrane cofactor protein (MCP), β 1 H globulin (factor H), CR1 and factor I. (pocketdentistry.com)
  • Membrane Co-factor Protein (MCP or CD46) accelerates clipping of C3b. (epomedicine.com)
  • C ) Relative distribution of HDX changes in the C3b domains as represented by the number of altered peptides per domain (colored according to legend). (nih.gov)
  • E and F ) Localization of HDX peptides on the crystal structure of unbound C3b (), visualized as cartoons ( E ) and surface-accessible surface ( F ) with color coding as in D . (nih.gov)
  • ab222866 Human Complement C4-Binding Protein ELISA Kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Complement C4-Binding Protein in plasma, serum, urine, milk, saliva, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and cell culture samples. (abcam.com)
  • Human C3/CVF hybrid proteins represent a novel class of biologicals as potential therapeutic agents in many diseases where complement is involved in the pathogenesis. (springer.com)
  • Human complement component C3: cDNA coding sequence and derived primary structure. (springer.com)
  • Generation of human C3 derivatives with CVF-like function for therapeutic complement depletion. (springer.com)
  • Human C3/cobra venom factor hybrid proteins with potential therapeutic applications. (springer.com)
  • Human C3/cobra venom factor hybrid proteins for therapeutic complement depletion: in vivo activity and fine mapping of important domains. (springer.com)
  • Association of vitamin K-dependent coagulation proteins and C4b binding protein with triglyceride-rich lipoproteins of human plasma. (semanticscholar.org)
  • M protein has been intensively studied since Lancefield showed that M protein-rich strains are resistant to phagocytic killing in nonimmune human blood ( 24 ). (asm.org)
  • In fact, with regard to the major borrelial genospecies that cause Lyme disease, B. burgdorferi and Borrelia afzelii are resistant to the complement-mediated bactericidal activity of serum, while most strains of Borrelia garinii are killed by human serum ( 4 , 7 , 10 , 48 ). (asm.org)
  • The developed model and molecular insights are essential to understand the molecular basis of deregulated complement activity in human disease and will facilitate future design of therapeutic interventions against these critical enzymes in inflammation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Human polyclonal and monoclonal IgG and IgM complement 3 nephritic factors: evidence for idiotypic commonality. (harvard.edu)
  • According to Figure 1-D, the epithelium of the anterior midgut was slightly marked by MAC proteins after the forced feeding with 50 µL of normal human serum. (nih.gov)
  • Small-Scale Screening to Large-Scale Over-Expression of Human Membrane Proteins for Structural Studies. (ucsf.edu)
  • Complement C4c, anti_human Human samples 80 % of the research is conducted on human samples. (antibody-antibodies.com)
  • C5 blockade by eculizumab prevents complement-mediated intravascular hemolysis in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). (biomedcentral.com)
  • So far, it has been difficult to study the exact molecular arrangement of C5 convertases, because their non-catalytic subunits (C3b) are covalently linked to biological surfaces through a reactive thioester. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Combining our results with molecular modeling explains how high C3b densities may facilitate intermolecular interactions that only occur on target surfaces. (biomedcentral.com)
  • CRP is a 224-residue protein with a monomer molecular mass of 25 kDa. (hindawi.com)
  • Although many evasion proteins have been described, little is known about their molecular mechanisms of action. (nih.gov)
  • C ) Comparison of R G for the two predominant MES conformers of either C3b (black) or C3b/Efb-C (blue) as obtained by molecular dynamics conformational sampling with their maximal dimensions ( D max ). (nih.gov)
  • We seek to understand molecular mechanisms of certain key biological processes, as well as signal transduction between processes at the level of protein structure, dynamics, and mechanism. (ucsf.edu)
  • Regulation of complement activation by C-reactive protein: targeting of the inhibitory activity of C4b-binding protein. (semanticscholar.org)
  • In order to determine the suitability of different animal models for studying the role of complement activation in AD, the extent of complement activation and its association with neuropathology in these models must be understood. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Raised levels of complement components, are particularly C3 and C4, merely reflect an acute phase response. (tripod.com)
  • Serum levels of complement components tend to increase during infections as part of an acute phase response. (tripod.com)
  • The serum levels of complement C3 levels were quantified and correlated with the body mass index (BMI). (dusunenadamdergisi.org)
  • rather, they result from a stochastic all-or-nothing phenomenon linked to the time-dependent cumulative probability of each individual PNH red cell to be exposed to levels of complement activation able to trigger C3 binding. (biomedcentral.com)
  • which complement component activates arachonic acid metabolism? (cram.com)
  • 2 Normally, damage to autologous tissue by complement is limited by several widely distributed membrane-associated glycoproteins that act on discrete steps of complement activation by interfering with C3 and C5 convertases and membrane attack complex (MAC) activity. (arvojournals.org)
  • 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. (harvard.edu)
  • Consistent with this notion, the terminal complement components (C5b, C6, C7, C8, and C9) are deposited more efficiently and abundantly on the surface of serum-sensitive strains of Borrelia spp. (asm.org)
  • In this study we examined the effect of T cell-derived cytokines on retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells with respect to expression of complement components. (forskningsdatabasen.dk)
  • Soluble factors derived from activated T cells are capable of increasing expression of complement components in RPE cells. (forskningsdatabasen.dk)
  • The detection and diagnosis of inherited deficiencies complement components. (tripod.com)
  • Determination of a normal range for the complement components is beset by several problems. (tripod.com)
  • Once complement is activated, its components participate in virtually every aspect of the inflammatory response. (labpedia.net)
  • This gene encodes a member of a superfamily of proteins composed predominantly of tandemly arrayed short consensus repeats of approximately 60 amino acids. (genecards.org)
  • These proteins all contain similar repetitive structural units of approximately 60 amino acids called short consensus repeats (SCRs) ( 16 ). (asm.org)
  • Most of the CFH gene mutations that cause C3 glomerulopathy change single protein building blocks (amino acids) in complement factor H. These mutations prevent cells from making this protein or lead to the production of a nonfunctional version of the protein. (medlineplus.gov)
  • CFI (Complement Factor I) is a Protein Coding gene. (genecards.org)
  • C4BPA (Complement Component 4 Binding Protein Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. (genecards.org)
  • Complement factor I, also known as C3b/C4b inactivator, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFI gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • Loss of function mutations in the Complement Factor I gene lead to low levels of factor I which results in increased complement activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fremeaux-Bacchi V, Dragon-Durey MA, Blouin J et al (2004) Complement factor I: a susceptibility gene for atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome. (springer.com)
  • Researchers suspect that changes in the CFH gene alter the production of complement factor H, although it is unclear how the abnormal protein is related to the buildup of drusen and progressive vision loss. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most CFH gene mutations associated with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome affect a region of the complement factor H protein known as the C-terminal domain. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Low complement C4B gene copy number predicts short-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction. (labome.org)
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is caused by complement overactivation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abgent has over fifteen years of experience producing recombinant proteins in E. coli and mammalian cells (CHO and HEK293, etc), and we have added a powerful yeast expression platform to our menu of services. (abgent.com)
  • Moreover, the recombinant proteins partially inhibited leptospiral adherence to immobilized laminin and PLG. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The N terminus of M protein, which is distal to the bacterial surface, contains a hypervariable region which defines more than 100 serotypes ( 19 ). (asm.org)
  • [3] Complement factor H preferentially binds to vertebrate cells (because of affinity for sialic acid residues), allowing preferential protection of host (as opposed to bacterial) cells from complement-mediated damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the blood, MBL (Mannose Binding Lectin) binds to another protein called MASP (Mannan Associated Serine Protease). (epomedicine.com)
  • This protein was identified as beta1H and found to have a serum concentration of 516 +/- 89 mug/ml (mean +/- 1 SD). (pnas.org)
  • Note that the 'protein existence' evidence does not give information on the accuracy or correctness of the sequence(s) displayed. (uniprot.org)
  • Measurement of complement activation by immunochemical assays has relied upon measurement of the serum levels of a single component of the classical (C4), alternative (B), and the terminal sequence (C3). (tripod.com)
  • Changes in HDX levels of C3b in presence of Efb-C. ( A and B ) Domain organization of C3b as sequence ( A ) and arrangement representation ( B ). The ANA domain, which does not exist in C3b, is marked in gray. (nih.gov)
  • D ) Sequence coverage of each domain of C3b in the presence of wild-type Efb-C ( Lower ) or its RANA mutant ( Upper ). (nih.gov)
  • Conversion rates of surface-bound C3b were more than 100-fold higher than fluid-phase C3b, confirming the requirement of a surface. (biomedcentral.com)