A glycoprotein that is central in both the classical and the alternative pathway of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. C3 can be cleaved into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, spontaneously at low level or by C3 CONVERTASE at high level. The smaller fragment C3a is an ANAPHYLATOXIN and mediator of local inflammatory process. The larger fragment C3b binds with C3 convertase to form C5 convertase.
A glycoprotein that is important in the activation of CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. C4 is cleaved by the activated COMPLEMENT C1S into COMPLEMENT C4A and COMPLEMENT C4B.
The smaller fragment formed when complement C4 is cleaved by COMPLEMENT C1S. It is an anaphylatoxin that causes symptoms of immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE) but its activity is weaker than that of COMPLEMENT C3A or COMPLEMENT C5A.
The smaller fragment generated from the cleavage of complement C3 by C3 CONVERTASE. C3a, a 77-amino acid peptide, is a mediator of local inflammatory process. It induces smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION, and HISTAMINE RELEASE from MAST CELLS and LEUKOCYTES. C3a is considered an anaphylatoxin along with COMPLEMENT C4A; COMPLEMENT C5A; and COMPLEMENT C5A, DES-ARGININE.
A subcomponent of complement C1, composed of six copies of three polypeptide chains (A, B, and C), each encoded by a separate gene (C1QA; C1QB; C1QC). This complex is arranged in nine subunits (six disulfide-linked dimers of A and B, and three disulfide-linked homodimers of C). C1q has binding sites for antibodies (the heavy chain of IMMUNOGLOBULIN G or IMMUNOGLOBULIN M). The interaction of C1q and immunoglobulin activates the two proenzymes COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S, thus initiating the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION via the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY.
The minor fragment formed when C5 convertase cleaves C5 into C5a and COMPLEMENT C5B. C5a is a 74-amino-acid glycopeptide with a carboxy-terminal ARGININE that is crucial for its spasmogenic activity. Of all the complement-derived anaphylatoxins, C5a is the most potent in mediating immediate hypersensitivity (HYPERSENSITIVITY, IMMEDIATE), smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION; HISTAMINE RELEASE; and migration of LEUKOCYTES to site of INFLAMMATION.
The sequential activation of serum COMPLEMENT PROTEINS to create the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Factors initiating complement activation include ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES, microbial ANTIGENS, or cell surface POLYSACCHARIDES.
The large fragment formed when COMPLEMENT C4 is cleaved by COMPLEMENT C1S. The membrane-bound C4b binds COMPLEMENT C2A, a SERINE PROTEASE, to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
C5 plays a central role in both the classical and the alternative pathway of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. C5 is cleaved by C5 CONVERTASE into COMPLEMENT C5A and COMPLEMENT C5B. The smaller fragment C5a is an ANAPHYLATOXIN and mediator of inflammatory process. The major fragment C5b binds to the membrane initiating the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components, C5-C9, into the MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
The larger fragment generated from the cleavage of COMPLEMENT C3 by C3 CONVERTASE. It is a constituent of the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C3bBb), and COMPLEMENT C5 CONVERTASES in both the classical (C4b2a3b) and the alternative (C3bBb3b) pathway. C3b participates in IMMUNE ADHERENCE REACTION and enhances PHAGOCYTOSIS. It can be inactivated (iC3b) or cleaved by various proteases to yield fragments such as COMPLEMENT C3C; COMPLEMENT C3D; C3e; C3f; and C3g.
Serum glycoproteins participating in the host defense mechanism of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION that creates the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Included are glycoproteins in the various pathways of complement activation (CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; and LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY).
A 105-kDa serum glycoprotein with significant homology to the other late complement components, C7-C9. It is a polypeptide chain cross-linked by 32 disulfide bonds. C6 is the next complement component to bind to the membrane-bound COMPLEMENT C5B in the assembly of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. It is encoded by gene C6.
A 206-amino-acid fragment in the alpha chain (672-1663) of C3b. It is generated when C3b is inactivated (iC3b) and its alpha chain is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I into C3c (749-954), and C3dg (955-1303) in the presence COMPLEMENT FACTOR H.
A 302-amino-acid fragment in the alpha chain (672-1663) of C3b. It is generated when C3b is inactivated (iC3b) and its alpha chain is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I into C3c, and C3dg (955-1303) in the presence COMPLEMENT FACTOR H. Serum proteases further degrade C3dg into C3d (1002-1303) and C3g (955-1001).
A component of the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. C2 is cleaved by activated COMPLEMENT C1S into COMPLEMENT C2B and COMPLEMENT C2A. C2a, the COOH-terminal fragment containing a SERINE PROTEASE, combines with COMPLEMENT C4B to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
A 63-kDa serum glycoprotein encoded by gene C9. Monomeric C9 (mC9) binds the C5b-8 complex to form C5b-9 which catalyzes the polymerization of C9 forming C5b-p9 (MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX) and transmembrane channels leading to lysis of the target cell. Patients with C9 deficiency suffer from recurrent bacterial infections.
Molecules on the surface of some B-lymphocytes and macrophages, that recognize and combine with the C3b, C3d, C1q, and C4b components of complement.
A 77-kDa subcomponent of complement C1, encoded by gene C1S, is a SERINE PROTEASE existing as a proenzyme (homodimer) in the intact complement C1 complex. Upon the binding of COMPLEMENT C1Q to antibodies, the activated COMPLEMENT C1R cleaves C1s into two chains, A (heavy) and B (light, the serine protease), linked by disulfide bonds yielding the active C1s. The activated C1s, in turn, cleaves COMPLEMENT C2 and COMPLEMENT C4 to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL C3 CONVERTASE).
A product of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION cascade, regardless of the pathways, that forms transmembrane channels causing disruption of the target CELL MEMBRANE and cell lysis. It is formed by the sequential assembly of terminal complement components (COMPLEMENT C5B; COMPLEMENT C6; COMPLEMENT C7; COMPLEMENT C8; and COMPLEMENT C9) into the target membrane. The resultant C5b-8-poly-C9 is the "membrane attack complex" or MAC.
A 80-kDa subcomponent of complement C1, existing as a SERINE PROTEASE proenzyme in the intact complement C1 complex. When COMPLEMENT C1Q is bound to antibodies, the changed tertiary structure causes autolytic activation of complement C1r which is cleaved into two chains, A (heavy) and B (light, the serine protease), connected by disulfide bonds. The activated C1r serine protease, in turn, activates COMPLEMENT C1S proenzyme by cleaving the Arg426-Ile427 bond. No fragment is released when either C1r or C1s is cleaved.
Serum proteins that negatively regulate the cascade process of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Uncontrolled complement activation and resulting cell lysis is potentially dangerous for the host. The complement system is tightly regulated by inactivators that accelerate the decay of intermediates and certain cell surface receptors.
A 93-kDa serum glycoprotein encoded by C7 gene. It is a polypeptide chain with 28 disulfide bridges. In the formation of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX; C7 is the next component to bind the C5b-6 complex forming a trimolecular complex C5b-7 which is lipophilic, resembles an integral membrane protein, and serves as an anchor for the late complement components, C8 and C9.
Serine proteases that cleave COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, or cleave COMPLEMENT C5 into COMPLEMENT C5A and COMPLEMENT C5B. These include the different forms of C3/C5 convertases in the classical and the alternative pathways of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Both cleavages take place at the C-terminal of an ARGININE residue.
A glycine-rich, heat-labile serum glycoprotein that contains a component of the C3 CONVERTASE ALTERNATE PATHWAY (C3bBb). Bb, a serine protease, is generated when factor B is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR D into Ba and Bb.
Complement activation initiated by the interaction of microbial ANTIGENS with COMPLEMENT C3B. When COMPLEMENT FACTOR B binds to the membrane-bound C3b, COMPLEMENT FACTOR D cleaves it to form alternative C3 CONVERTASE (C3BBB) which, stabilized by COMPLEMENT FACTOR P, is able to cleave multiple COMPLEMENT C3 to form alternative C5 CONVERTASE (C3BBB3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
Complement activation initiated by the binding of COMPLEMENT C1 to ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES at the COMPLEMENT C1Q subunit. This leads to the sequential activation of COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S subunits. Activated C1s cleaves COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 forming the membrane-bound classical C3 CONVERTASE (C4B2A) and the subsequent C5 CONVERTASE (C4B2A3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
A 150-kDa serum glycoprotein composed of three subunits with each encoded by a different gene (C8A; C8B; and C8G). This heterotrimer contains a disulfide-linked C8alpha-C8gamma heterodimer and a noncovalently associated C8beta chain. C8 is the next component to bind the C5-7 complex forming C5b-8 that binds COMPLEMENT C9 and acts as a catalyst in the polymerization of C9.
The first complement component to act in the activation of CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. It is a calcium-dependent trimolecular complex made up of three subcomponents: COMPLEMENT C1Q; COMPLEMENT C1R; and COMPLEMENT C1S at 1:2:2 ratios. When the intact C1 binds to at least two antibodies (involving C1q), C1r and C1s are sequentially activated, leading to subsequent steps in the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION.
Molecular sites on or in some B-lymphocytes and macrophages that recognize and combine with COMPLEMENT C3B. The primary structure of these receptors reveal that they contain transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains, with their extracellular portion composed entirely of thirty short consensus repeats each having 60 to 70 amino acids.
An important soluble regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). It is a 139-kDa glycoprotein expressed by the liver and secreted into the blood. It binds to COMPLEMENT C3B and makes iC3b (inactivated complement 3b) susceptible to cleavage by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I. Complement factor H also inhibits the association of C3b with COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form the C3bB proenzyme, and promotes the dissociation of Bb from the C3bBb complex (COMPLEMENT C3 CONVERTASE, ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY).
The larger fragment generated from the cleavage of C5 by C5 CONVERTASE that yields COMPLEMENT C5A and C5b (beta chain + alpha' chain, the residual alpha chain, bound by disulfide bond). C5b remains bound to the membrane and initiates the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components to form C5b-8-poly-C9, the MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
The COOH-terminal fragment of COMPLEMENT 2, released by the action of activated COMPLEMENT C1S. It is a SERINE PROTEASE. C2a combines with COMPLEMENT C4B to form C4b2a (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE) and subsequent C4b2a3b (CLASSICAL PATHWAY C5 CONVERTASE).
A G-protein-coupled receptor that signals an increase in intracellular calcium in response to the potent ANAPHYLATOXIN peptide COMPLEMENT C5A.
Enzymes that activate one or more COMPLEMENT PROTEINS in the complement system leading to the formation of the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX, an important response in host defense. They are enzymes in the various COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION pathways.
Compounds that negatively regulate the cascade process of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Uncontrolled complement activation and resulting cell lysis is potentially dangerous for the host.
A screening assay for circulating COMPLEMENT PROTEINS. Diluted SERUM samples are added to antibody-coated ERYTHROCYTES and the percentage of cell lysis is measured. The values are expressed by the so called CH50, in HEMOLYTIC COMPLEMENT units per milliliter, which is the dilution of serum required to lyse 50 percent of the erythrocytes in the assay.
Serum proteins that inhibit, antagonize, or inactivate COMPLEMENT C1 or its subunits.
Molecular sites on or in B-lymphocytes, follicular dendritic cells, lymphoid cells, and epithelial cells that recognize and combine with COMPLEMENT C3D. Human complement receptor 2 (CR2) serves as a receptor for both C3dg and the gp350/220 glycoprotein of HERPESVIRUS 4, HUMAN, and binds the monoclonal antibody OKB7, which blocks binding of both ligands to the receptor.
Serum peptides derived from certain cleaved COMPLEMENT PROTEINS during COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. They induce smooth MUSCLE CONTRACTION; mast cell HISTAMINE RELEASE; PLATELET AGGREGATION; and act as mediators of the local inflammatory process. The order of anaphylatoxin activity from the strongest to the weakest is C5a, C3a, C4a, and C5a des-arginine.
Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.
A serum protein which is important in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. This enzyme cleaves the COMPLEMENT C3B-bound COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form C3bBb which is ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE.
A plasma serine proteinase that cleaves the alpha-chains of C3b and C4b in the presence of the cofactors COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and C4-binding protein, respectively. It is a 66-kDa glycoprotein that converts C3b to inactivated C3b (iC3b) followed by the release of two fragments, C3c (150-kDa) and C3dg (41-kDa). It was formerly called KAF, C3bINF, or enzyme 3b inactivator.
A serum protein that regulates the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It binds as a cofactor to COMPLEMENT FACTOR I which then hydrolyzes the COMPLEMENT C4B in the CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C4bC2a).
Endogenous proteins that inhibit or inactivate COMPLEMENT C3B. They include COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and COMPLEMENT FACTOR I (C3b/C4b inactivator). They cleave or promote the cleavage of C3b into inactive fragments, and thus are important in the down-regulation of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and its cytolytic sequence.
GPI-linked membrane proteins broadly distributed among hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD55 prevents the assembly of C3 CONVERTASE or accelerates the disassembly of preformed convertase, thus blocking the formation of the membrane attack complex.
Important enzymes in the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. They cleave COMPLEMENT C3 and COMPLEMENT C5.
The N-terminal fragment of COMPLEMENT 2, released by the action of activated COMPLEMENT C1S.
Small glycoproteins found on both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD59 restricts the cytolytic activity of homologous complement by binding to C8 and C9 and blocking the assembly of the membrane attack complex. (From Barclay et al., The Leukocyte Antigen FactsBook, 1993, p234)
Venoms from snakes of the genus Naja (family Elapidae). They contain many specific proteins that have cytotoxic, hemolytic, neurotoxic, and other properties. Like other elapid venoms, they are rich in enzymes. They include cobramines and cobralysins.
The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes IMMUNE COMPLEX DISEASES.
An adrenal microsomal cytochrome P450 enzyme that catalyzes the 21-hydroxylation of steroids in the presence of molecular oxygen and NADPH-FERRIHEMOPROTEIN REDUCTASE. This enzyme, encoded by CYP21 gene, converts progesterones to precursors of adrenal steroid hormones (CORTICOSTERONE; HYDROCORTISONE). Defects in CYP21 cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia (ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA, CONGENITAL).
Important enzymes in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. They cleave COMPLEMENT C3 and COMPLEMENT C5.
An endogenous 105-kDa plasma glycoprotein produced primarily by the LIVER and MONOCYTES. It inhibits a broad spectrum of proteases, including the COMPLEMENT C1R and the COMPLEMENT C1S proteases of the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY, and the MANNOSE-BINDING PROTEIN-ASSOCIATED SERINE PROTEASES. C1-INH-deficient individuals suffer from HEREDITARY ANGIOEDEMA TYPES I AND II.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.
A serine protease that is the complex of COMPLEMENT C3B and COMPLEMENT FACTOR BB. It cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT C3B in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY.
A serine protease that cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT 5 into COMPLEMENT 5A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT 5B in the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It is a complex of CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C4b2a) with an additional COMPLEMENT C3B, or C4b2a3b.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A serine protease that cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT 3 into COMPLEMENT 3A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT 3B in the CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It is a complex of COMPLEMENT 4B and COMPLEMENT 2A (C4b2a).
A ubiquitously expressed complement receptor that binds COMPLEMENT C3B and COMPLEMENT C4B and serves as a cofactor for their inactivation. CD46 also interacts with a wide variety of pathogens and mediates immune response.
Proteins that bind to particles and cells to increase susceptibility to PHAGOCYTOSIS, especially ANTIBODIES bound to EPITOPES that attach to FC RECEPTORS. COMPLEMENT C3B may also participate.
Proteins that are present in blood serum, including SERUM ALBUMIN; BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS; and many other types of proteins.
A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.
A serine protease that cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT C5 into COMPLEMENT C5A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT C5B in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY. It is the complex of ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C3bBb) with an additional COMPLEMENT C3B, or C3bBb3b.
The engulfing and degradation of microorganisms; other cells that are dead, dying, or pathogenic; and foreign particles by phagocytic cells (PHAGOCYTES).
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Complement activation triggered by the interaction of microbial POLYSACCHARIDES with serum MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN resulting in the activation of MANNOSE-BINDING PROTEIN-ASSOCIATED SERINE PROTEASES. As in the classical pathway, MASPs cleave COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 to form C3 CONVERTASE (C4B2A) and the subsequent C5 CONVERTASE (C4B2A3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.
A 53-kDa protein that is a positive regulator of the alternate pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). It stabilizes the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C3bBb) and protects it from rapid inactivation, thus facilitating the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and the formation of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Individuals with mutation in the PFC gene exhibit properdin deficiency and have a high susceptibility to infections.
A derivative of complement C5a, generated when the carboxy-terminal ARGININE is removed by CARBOXYPEPTIDASE B present in normal human serum. C5a des-Arg shows complete loss of spasmogenic activity though it retains some chemotactic ability (CHEMOATTRACTANTS).
An adhesion-promoting leukocyte surface membrane heterodimer. The alpha subunit consists of the CD11b ANTIGEN and the beta subunit the CD18 ANTIGEN. The antigen, which is an integrin, functions both as a receptor for complement 3 and in cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesive interactions.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
Granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by slender threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing fine inconspicuous granules and stainable by neutral dyes.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
A cluster of convoluted capillaries beginning at each nephric tubule in the kidney and held together by connective tissue.
The clear portion of BLOOD that is left after BLOOD COAGULATION to remove BLOOD CELLS and clotting proteins.
Chronic glomerulonephritis characterized histologically by proliferation of MESANGIAL CELLS, increase in the MESANGIAL EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX, and a thickening of the glomerular capillary walls. This may appear as a primary disorder or secondary to other diseases including infections and autoimmune disease SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Various subtypes are classified by their abnormal ultrastructures and immune deposits. Hypocomplementemia is a characteristic feature of all types of MPGN.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
A genus of trematode flukes belonging to the family Schistosomatidae. There are over a dozen species. These parasites are found in man and other mammals. Snails are the intermediate hosts.
A test used to determine whether or not complementation (compensation in the form of dominance) will occur in a cell with a given mutant phenotype when another mutant genome, encoding the same mutant phenotype, is introduced into that cell.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
Inflammation of the renal glomeruli (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS) that can be classified by the type of glomerular injuries including antibody deposition, complement activation, cellular proliferation, and glomerulosclerosis. These structural and functional abnormalities usually lead to HEMATURIA; PROTEINURIA; HYPERTENSION; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.
Thickening of the walls of small ARTERIES or ARTERIOLES due to cell proliferation or HYALINE deposition.
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
The genetic region which contains the loci of genes which determine the structure of the serologically defined (SD) and lymphocyte-defined (LD) TRANSPLANTATION ANTIGENS, genes which control the structure of the IMMUNE RESPONSE-ASSOCIATED ANTIGENS, HUMAN; the IMMUNE RESPONSE GENES which control the ability of an animal to respond immunologically to antigenic stimuli, and genes which determine the structure and/or level of the first four components of complement.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.)
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
The capacity of a normal organism to remain unaffected by microorganisms and their toxins. It results from the presence of naturally occurring ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS, constitutional factors such as BODY TEMPERATURE and immediate acting immune cells such as NATURAL KILLER CELLS.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
The natural bactericidal property of BLOOD due to normally occurring antibacterial substances such as beta lysin, leukin, etc. This activity needs to be distinguished from the bactericidal activity contained in a patient's serum as a result of antimicrobial therapy, which is measured by a SERUM BACTERICIDAL TEST.
Differentiation antigens residing on mammalian leukocytes. CD stands for cluster of differentiation, which refers to groups of monoclonal antibodies that show similar reactivity with certain subpopulations of antigens of a particular lineage or differentiation stage. The subpopulations of antigens are also known by the same CD designation.
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
A specific mannose-binding member of the collectin family of lectins. It binds to carbohydrate groups on invading pathogens and plays a key role in the MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY.
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
Immunoglobulin molecules having a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which they interact only with the ANTIGEN (or a very similar shape) that induced their synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series (especially PLASMA CELLS).
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
An IgG autoantibody against the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE, found in serum of patients with MESANGIOCAPILLARY GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. The binding of this autoantibody to C3bBb stabilizes the enzyme thus reduces the actions of C3b inactivators (COMPLEMENT FACTOR H; COMPLEMENT FACTOR I). This abnormally stabilized enzyme induces a continuous COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and generation of C3b thereby promoting the assembly of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX and cytolysis.
Conjugated protein-carbohydrate compounds including mucins, mucoid, and amyloid glycoproteins.
Multi-subunit proteins which function in IMMUNITY. They are produced by B LYMPHOCYTES from the IMMUNOGLOBULIN GENES. They are comprised of two heavy (IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS) and two light chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAINS) with additional ancillary polypeptide chains depending on their isoforms. The variety of isoforms include monomeric or polymeric forms, and transmembrane forms (B-CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTORS) or secreted forms (ANTIBODIES). They are divided by the amino acid sequence of their heavy chains into five classes (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A; IMMUNOGLOBULIN D; IMMUNOGLOBULIN E; IMMUNOGLOBULIN G; IMMUNOGLOBULIN M) and various subclasses.
Plasma glycoproteins that form a stable complex with hemoglobin to aid the recycling of heme iron. They are encoded in man by a gene on the short arm of chromosome 16.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
A biosensing technique in which biomolecules capable of binding to specific analytes or ligands are first immobilized on one side of a metallic film. Light is then focused on the opposite side of the film to excite the surface plasmons, that is, the oscillations of free electrons propagating along the film's surface. The refractive index of light reflecting off this surface is measured. When the immobilized biomolecules are bound by their ligands, an alteration in surface plasmons on the opposite side of the film is created which is directly proportional to the change in bound, or adsorbed, mass. Binding is measured by changes in the refractive index. The technique is used to study biomolecular interactions, such as antigen-antibody binding.
Peptides whose amino and carboxy ends are linked together with a peptide bond forming a circular chain. Some of them are ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS. Some of them are biosynthesized non-ribosomally (PEPTIDE BIOSYNTHESIS, NON-RIBOSOMAL).
Glomerulonephritis associated with autoimmune disease SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Lupus nephritis is histologically classified into 6 classes: class I - normal glomeruli, class II - pure mesangial alterations, class III - focal segmental glomerulonephritis, class IV - diffuse glomerulonephritis, class V - diffuse membranous glomerulonephritis, and class VI - advanced sclerosing glomerulonephritis (The World Health Organization classification 1982).
Autoantibodies directed against various nuclear antigens including DNA, RNA, histones, acidic nuclear proteins, or complexes of these molecular elements. Antinuclear antibodies are found in systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
Plasmids containing at least one cos (cohesive-end site) of PHAGE LAMBDA. They are used as cloning vehicles.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
Serum serine proteases which participate in COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. They are activated when complexed with the MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN, therefore also known as Mannose-binding protein-Associated Serine Proteases (MASPs). They cleave COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 to form C4b2a, the CLASSICAL PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE.
A group of inherited disorders of the ADRENAL GLANDS, caused by enzyme defects in the synthesis of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) and/or ALDOSTERONE leading to accumulation of precursors for ANDROGENS. Depending on the hormone imbalance, congenital adrenal hyperplasia can be classified as salt-wasting, hypertensive, virilizing, or feminizing. Defects in STEROID 21-HYDROXYLASE; STEROID 11-BETA-HYDROXYLASE; STEROID 17-ALPHA-HYDROXYLASE; 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASES); TESTOSTERONE 5-ALPHA-REDUCTASE; or steroidogenic acute regulatory protein; among others, underlie these disorders.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Biologically active substances whose activities affect or play a role in the functioning of the immune system.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
The number of copies of a given gene present in the cell of an organism. An increase in gene dosage (by GENE DUPLICATION for example) can result in higher levels of gene product formation. GENE DOSAGE COMPENSATION mechanisms result in adjustments to the level GENE EXPRESSION when there are changes or differences in gene dosage.
The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
Antigens determined by leukocyte loci found on chromosome 6, the major histocompatibility loci in humans. They are polypeptides or glycoproteins found on most nucleated cells and platelets, determine tissue types for transplantation, and are associated with certain diseases.
Glycoproteins found on the membrane or surface of cells.
The sequential correspondence of nucleotides in one nucleic acid molecule with those of another nucleic acid molecule. Sequence homology is an indication of the genetic relatedness of different organisms and gene function.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
Large, phagocytic mononuclear leukocytes produced in the vertebrate BONE MARROW and released into the BLOOD; contain a large, oval or somewhat indented nucleus surrounded by voluminous cytoplasm and numerous organelles.
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Plasma glycoprotein clotted by thrombin, composed of a dimer of three non-identical pairs of polypeptide chains (alpha, beta, gamma) held together by disulfide bonds. Fibrinogen clotting is a sol-gel change involving complex molecular arrangements: whereas fibrinogen is cleaved by thrombin to form polypeptides A and B, the proteolytic action of other enzymes yields different fibrinogen degradation products.
The parts of a transcript of a split GENE remaining after the INTRONS are removed. They are spliced together to become a MESSENGER RNA or other functional RNA.
Lymphoid cells concerned with humoral immunity. They are short-lived cells resembling bursa-derived lymphocytes of birds in their production of immunoglobulin upon appropriate stimulation.
The presence of proteins in the urine, an indicator of KIDNEY DISEASES.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
The production of ANTIBODIES by proliferating and differentiated B-LYMPHOCYTES under stimulation by ANTIGENS.
Any member of the group of ENDOPEPTIDASES containing at the active site a serine residue involved in catalysis.
A gram-positive organism found in the upper respiratory tract, inflammatory exudates, and various body fluids of normal and/or diseased humans and, rarely, domestic animals.
A class of C-type lectins that target the carbohydrate structures found on invading pathogens. Binding of collectins to microorganisms results in their agglutination and enhanced clearance. Collectins form trimers that may assemble into larger oligomers. Each collectin polypeptide chain consists of four regions: a relatively short N-terminal region, a collagen-like region, an alpha-helical coiled-coil region, and carbohydrate-binding region.
Use of restriction endonucleases to analyze and generate a physical map of genomes, genes, or other segments of DNA.
A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.
Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.
A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
A positive regulatory effect on physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, or systemic level. At the molecular level, the major regulatory sites include membrane receptors, genes (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION), mRNAs (RNA, MESSENGER), and proteins.
Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Cytochrome P-450 monooxygenases (MIXED FUNCTION OXYGENASES) that are important in steroid biosynthesis and metabolism.
Detection of RNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
A method (first developed by E.M. Southern) for detection of DNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.
A constitution or condition of the body which makes the tissues react in special ways to certain extrinsic stimuli and thus tends to make the individual more than usually susceptible to certain diseases.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
A mass spectrometric technique that is used for the analysis of large biomolecules. Analyte molecules are embedded in an excess matrix of small organic molecules that show a high resonant absorption at the laser wavelength used. The matrix absorbs the laser energy, thus inducing a soft disintegration of the sample-matrix mixture into free (gas phase) matrix and analyte molecules and molecular ions. In general, only molecular ions of the analyte molecules are produced, and almost no fragmentation occurs. This makes the method well suited for molecular weight determinations and mixture analysis.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Variation occurring within a species in the presence or length of DNA fragment generated by a specific endonuclease at a specific site in the genome. Such variations are generated by mutations that create or abolish recognition sites for these enzymes or change the length of the fragment.
The proportion of one particular in the total of all ALLELES for one genetic locus in a breeding POPULATION.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
A method for the detection of very small quantities of antibody in which the antigen-antibody-complement complex adheres to indicator cells, usually primate erythrocytes or nonprimate blood platelets. The reaction is dependent on the number of bound C3 molecules on the C3b receptor sites of the indicator cell.
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.
A technique that combines protein electrophoresis and double immunodiffusion. In this procedure proteins are first separated by gel electrophoresis (usually agarose), then made visible by immunodiffusion of specific antibodies. A distinct elliptical precipitin arc results for each protein detectable by the antisera.
Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
The systematic study of the complete complement of proteins (PROTEOME) of organisms.
Test for tissue antigen using either a direct method, by conjugation of antibody with fluorescent dye (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, DIRECT) or an indirect method, by formation of antigen-antibody complex which is then labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, INDIRECT). The tissue is then examined by fluorescence microscopy.
A cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of B-LYMPHOCYTES and is also a growth factor for HYBRIDOMAS and plasmacytomas. It is produced by many different cells including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; and FIBROBLASTS.
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).
Cells that line the inner and outer surfaces of the body by forming cellular layers (EPITHELIUM) or masses. Epithelial cells lining the SKIN; the MOUTH; the NOSE; and the ANAL CANAL derive from ectoderm; those lining the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM derive from endoderm; others (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM) derive from mesoderm. Epithelial cells can be classified mainly by cell shape and function into squamous, glandular and transitional epithelial cells.
The relationship between the chemical structure of a compound and its biological or pharmacological activity. Compounds are often classed together because they have structural characteristics in common including shape, size, stereochemical arrangement, and distribution of functional groups.
A large collection of DNA fragments cloned (CLONING, MOLECULAR) from a given organism, tissue, organ, or cell type. It may contain complete genomic sequences (GENOMIC LIBRARY) or complementary DNA sequences, the latter being formed from messenger RNA and lacking intron sequences.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
A condition characterized by the recurrence of HEMOGLOBINURIA caused by intravascular HEMOLYSIS. In cases occurring upon cold exposure (paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria), usually after infections, there is a circulating antibody which is also a cold hemolysin. In cases occurring during or after sleep (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria), the clonal hematopoietic stem cells exhibit a global deficiency of cell membrane proteins.
A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.
Group of diseases mediated by the deposition of large soluble complexes of antigen and antibody with resultant damage to tissue. Besides SERUM SICKNESS and the ARTHUS REACTION, evidence supports a pathogenic role for immune complexes in many other IMMUNE SYSTEM DISEASES including GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, systemic lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC) and POLYARTERITIS NODOSA.

Intestinal reperfusion injury is mediated by IgM and complement. (1/876)

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

Immunohistochemical analysis of arterial wall cellular infiltration in Buerger's disease (endarteritis obliterans). (2/876)

PURPOSE: The diagnosis of Buerger's disease has depended on clinical symptoms and angiographic findings, whereas pathologic findings are considered to be of secondary importance. Arteries from patients with Buerger's tissue were analyzed histologically, including immunophenotyping of the infiltrating cells, to elucidate the nature of Buerger's disease as a vasculitis. METHODS: Thirty-three specimens from nine patients, in whom Buerger's disease was diagnosed on the basis of our clinical and angiographic criteria between 1980 and 1995 at Nagoya University Hospital, were studied. Immunohistochemical studies were performed on paraffin-embedded tissue with a labeled streptoavidin-biotin method. RESULTS: The general architecture of vessel walls was well preserved regardless of the stage of disease, and cell infiltration was observed mainly in the thrombus and the intima. Among infiltrating cells, CD3(+) T cells greatly outnumbered CD20(+) B cells. CD68(+) macrophages or S-100(+) dendritic cells were detected, especially in the intima during acute and subacute stages. All cases except one showed infiltration by the human leukocyte antigen-D region (HLA-DR) antigen-bearing macrophages and dendritic cells in the intima. Immunoglobulins G, A, and M (IgG, IgA, IgM) and complement factors 3d and 4c (C3d, C4c) were deposited along the internal elastic lamina. CONCLUSION: Buerger's disease is strictly an endarteritis that is introduced by T-cell mediated cellular immunity and by B-cell mediated humoral immunity associated with activation of macrophages or dendritic cells in the intima.  (+info)

Deficiency of human complement protein C4 due to identical frameshift mutations in the C4A and C4B genes. (3/876)

The complement protein C4, encoded by two genes (C4A and C4B) on chromosome 6p, is the most polymorphic among the MHC III gene products. We investigated the molecular basis of C4 deficiency in a Finnish woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. C4-specific mRNA was present at low concentrations in C4-deficient (C4D) patient fibroblasts, but no pro-C4 protein was detected. This defect in C4 expression was specific in that synthesis of two other complement proteins was normal. Analysis of genomic DNA showed that the proposita had both deleted and nonexpressed C4 genes. Each of her nonexpressed genes, a C4A null gene inherited from the mother, a C4A null gene, and a C4B null gene inherited from the father, all contained an identical 2-bp insertion (TC) after nucleotide 5880 in exon 29, providing the first confirmatory proof of the C4B pseudogene. This mutation has been previously found only in C4A null genes. Although the exon 29/30 junction is spliced accurately, this frameshift mutation generates a premature stop at codon 3 in exon 30. These truncated C4A and C4B gene products were confirmed through RT-PCR and sequence analysis. Among the possible genetic mechanisms that produce identical mutations is both genes, the most likely is a mutation in C4A followed by a gene conversion to generate the mutated C4B allele.  (+info)

In vitro analysis of complement-dependent HIV-1 cell infection using a model system. (4/876)

Previous studies based on the use of human serum as a source of C have provided evidence for the C-dependent enhancement of cell infection by HIV-1. The present study was undertaken to distinguish C from other serum factors and to identify the proteins and the mechanisms involved in C-dependent cell infection by HIV-1. The classical C activation pathway was reconstituted from the proteins C1q, C1r, C1s, C4, C2, C3, factor H, and factor I; each were purified to homogeneity. A mixture of these proteins at physiological concentrations was shown to reproduce the ability of normal human serum to enhance the infection of MT2 cells by HIV-1 at low doses of virus. This enhancing effect was abolished when heat-inactivated serum and C2- or C3-depleted serum were used, and was restored upon addition of the corresponding purified proteins. A mixture of two synthetic peptides corresponding to positions 10-15 and 90-97 of human C receptor type 2 (CD21) as well as soluble CD4 both inhibited the C-dependent infection process. These data provide unambiguous evidence that HIV-1 triggers a direct activation of the classical C pathway in vitro and thereby facilitates the infection of MT2 cells at low doses of virus. These findings are consistent with a mechanism involving increased interaction between the virus opsonized by C3b-derived fragment(s) and the CD21 cell receptors and subsequent virus entry through CD4 receptors.  (+info)

Modular variations of the human major histocompatibility complex class III genes for serine/threonine kinase RP, complement component C4, steroid 21-hydroxylase CYP21, and tenascin TNX (the RCCX module). A mechanism for gene deletions and disease associations. (5/876)

The frequent variations of human complement component C4 gene size and gene numbers, plus the extensive polymorphism of the proteins, render C4 an excellent marker for major histocompatibility complex disease associations. As shown by definitive RFLPs, the tandemly arranged genes RP, C4, CYP21, and TNX are duplicated together as a discrete genetic unit termed the RCCX module. Duplications of the RCCX modules occurred by the addition of genomic fragments containing a long (L) or a short (S) C4 gene, a CYP21A or a CYP21B gene, and the gene fragments TNXA and RP2. Four major RCCX structures with bimodular L-L, bimodular L-S, monomodular L, and monomodular S are present in the Caucasian population. These modules are readily detectable by TaqI RFLPs. The RCCX modular variations appear to be a root cause for the acquisition of deleterious mutations from pseudogenes or gene segments in the RCCX to their corresponding functional genes. In a patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, we discovered a TNXB-TNXA recombinant with the deletion of RP2-C4B-CYP21B. Elucidation of the DNA sequence for the recombination breakpoint region and sequence analyses yielded definitive proof for an unequal crossover between TNXA from a bimodular chromosome and TNXB from a monomodular chromosome.  (+info)

Complement activity in middle ear effusions. (6/876)

Evidence for complement utilization in middle ear fluids (MEF) from patients with otitis media with effusion was sought. It was found that cleavage products of C3, C4 and Factor B could be demonstrated immunochemically in MEF, and that native C3 was present in much lower concentrations than other proteins, relative to their serum concentrations. Haemolytic assays for C1-C5 showed that early complement components are inactivated in MEF. Potential mechanisms for complement utilization in MEF are discussed.  (+info)

C3 and C4 allotypes in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-positive vasculitis. (7/876)

In ANCA-associated small vessel vasculitis few genetic factors have proven to be of importance for disease susceptibility, an exception being deficiency of alpha1-anti-trypsin, the main inhibitor of proteinase 3 (PR3). Alerted by our finding that myeloperoxidase has affinity for C3, and the finding of an increased frequency of the C3F allele in systemic vasculitis in a British cohort, we examined polymorphism of C3 and C4 in patients with ANCA+ small vessel vasculitis. After identification of all patients at our department with a positive ANCA test during the period 1991-95 and a diagnosis of small vessel vasculitis, blood samples were collected after informed consent. The 67 included patients were grouped according to ANCA serology and disease phenotype using the Chapel Hill nomenclature. The gene frequency of C3F was found to be increased (0. 32) compared with controls (0.20; P < 0.05) in the PR3-ANCA+ subgroup. The frequency of C4A3 was increased in the group as a whole, but no increase of C4 null alleles was seen. The findings imply a role for the complement system in the pathogenesis of ANCA-associated small vessel vasculitis.  (+info)

Active sites in complement components C5 and C3 identified by proximity to indels in the C3/4/5 protein family. (8/876)

We recently suggested that sites of length polymorphisms in protein families (indels) might serve as useful guides for locating protein:protein interaction sites. This report describes additional site-specific mutagenesis and synthetic peptide inhibition studies aimed at testing this idea for the paralogous complement C3, C4, and C5 proteins. A series of C5 mutants was constructed by altering the C5 sequence at each of the 27 indels in this protein family. Mutants were expressed in COS cells and were assayed for hemolytic activity and protease sensitivity. Mutants at five indels showed relatively normal expression but substantially reduced sp. act., indicating that the mutations damaged sites important for C5 function. Twenty-three synthetic peptides with C5 sequences and 10 with C3 sequences were also tested for the ability to inhibit C hemolytic activity. Three of the C5 peptides and one of the C3 peptides showed 50% inhibition of both C hemolytic and bactericidal activities at a concentration of 100 microM. In several cases both the mutational and peptide methods implicated the same indel site. Overall, the results suggest that regions important for function of both C3 and C5 lie proximal to residues 150-200 and 1600-1620 in the precursor sequences. Additional sites potentially important for C5 function are near residue 500 in the beta-chain and at two or three sites between the N-terminus of the alpha'-chain and the C5d fragment. One of the latter sites, near residue 865, appears to be important for proteolytic activation of C5.  (+info)

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GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half, and the Green Bay Packers beat the offensively challenged Chicago Bears, 26-10, on Thursday night.. Rodgers was 39 of 56, setting a franchise record for completions in a game in the Packers first contest without injured running back Eddie Lacy (left ankle).. The Packers (4-2) moved effectively on short gains most of the night, but couldnt break into the end zone until Adams caught the first of his two touchdown receptions with 9:11 left in the third quarter for a 13-10 lead.. Rodgers and Adams combined again for a 4-yard score on the first play of fourth quarter for a 10-point lead.. It was effectively over from there for the Bears (1-6), who lost quarterback Brian Hoyer to a broken left arm in the second quarter.. With Jay Cutler already out (right thumb), Chicago turned to third-stringer Matt Barkley (USC).. An offense that was already 31st in ...
Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers has donated $1 million to help 80 locally owned business in or around his hometown of Chico, California. The businesses that Rodgers is assisting are all either in Chico or in Butte County, where Chico is located. Restaurants and retail businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees could apply for help through this fund. All 80 of those businesses will receive grants through the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund at North Valley Community Foundation in Chico. The grants will total over $1 million. These grants will help cover rent for an average of three months or longer, and they also will assist in other operational costs.
According to The Rodgers and Hammerstein encyclopedia this is the last lyric that Lorenz Hart wrote but this is not totaly true: for the revival of A Connecticut Yankee Rodgers asked Hart to write some new material to make the show more apealing (Herbert Fields wrote a new book as well), even if the partnership with Hart was already broken (in 1942 Rodgers worte Oklahoma! with Oscar Hammerstein II ...
Aaron Rodgers plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He played back-up quarterback for Brett Favre for three years before he became the starting quarterback in 2008. Rodgers led Green Bay to the Super Bowl XLV and that year was named the Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers played college football at the University of California, Berkeley, where he set several career passing records,
Aaron Rodgers plays quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. He played back-up quarterback for Brett Favre for three years before he became the starting quarterback in 2008. Rodgers led Green Bay to the Super Bowl XLV and that year was named the Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers played college football at the University of California, Berkeley, where he set several career passing records,
REIS, E S; BARACHO, G V; LIMA, A S; ISAAC, Lourdes. A stop codon in exon 13 causes the complete lack of human complement component C3 deficiency. Molecular Immunology[S.l: s.n.], 2001 ...
Recombinant Mouse Complement Component C5 is produced by our E.coli expression system and the target gene encoding Asn679-Arg755 is expressed.
Car rental organisation Europcar Mobility Group has appointed Matthew Rodgers as UK HR director. Rodgers, who has worked for the organisation for 22 years, moves into the role after holding the position of head of HR services since 2014.
We have to stay in this period and focus on the next game, Rodgers said. Hopefully by the end of the season we achieve the objective and the dream.. Leicester are a point ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea, with in-form Manchester United two points further back, having won three successive league games.. The Foxes, who finished ninth last term, last played in the Champions League in 2017 when they reached the quarter-finals, after their Premier League title win under Claudio Ranieri.. Rodgers, who took charge in February 2019,says his team has the capability to return to Europes elite competition. Theres no doubt, we have shown over 33 games our talent, he said. OK, were maybe missing some players but as a squad were very focused on achieving it and well fight to the final whistle.. What the players have done has been remarkable. Im pretty clear on that and getting the perspective of it all.. Leicester host Manchester United on the final day of the season but next travel to Arsenal on ...
MILWAUKEE -- Professional football's reigning Most Valuable Player, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is visiting a grade school for Career Day. Unfortunately for him, a State Farm agent is also visiting Career Day, and that means Rodgers' considerable talent and resume take a humiliating backseat. Take a look at the latest State Farm Insurance commercial.. ...
Gary Neville believes Brendan Rodgers should be a contender to replace Pep Guardiola as Manchester City manager.Guardiola is currently in his fourth season in charge at the Etihad Stadium and has never spent longer than four campaigns at a single club.The Catalan is under contract until summer 2021 but is not expected to remain at the helm for the long-term.And after Leicesters incredible 9-0 thrashing of Southampton on Friday, Neville believes Rodgers should be in the running to take over at City.
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In the last quarter of the twentieth century, the ideas that most Americans lived by started to fragment. Daniel T. Rodgers shows how the collective purposes and meanings that had framed social debate became unhinged and uncertain, offering a powerful reinterpretation of the ways in which the decades surrounding the 1980s changed America.
When I started my business in 1977, Theological College purchased the first Rodgers Organ I installed. The chapel was larger then and had very favorable acoustics. Father Lobo, P.S.S., who was rector at that time, was a wonderful friend and supporter. He allowed us to bring prospective organ customers to see and hear that excellent example of our work. His kindness is one of my fondest memories. Forty years later, we are now in the process of installing a new Infinity Series three manual 61 stop pipe/digital hybrid organ. The façade has a mix of polished copper and shiny tin/lead pipes in the display. The exquisite casework is constructed of wood with a finish that matches the chapels furnishings. Appropriately sized for the chapel, when completed, this instrument promises to be one of the finest and most beautiful ones we have ever built. Gerry Muller, my friend and colleague of over 50 years, has done tremendous work developing the music program at TC and has contributed greatly to the ...
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) remains under medical evaluation, coach Mike McCarthy said. No decision has been made on when he might return to playing.
Its a scenario most Packers fans dont want to think about but one coaches and front office personnel must prepare for. If the disastrous happens, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Bob McGinn thinks Green Bay would be ready for life without Rodgers.
Its a scenario most Packers fans dont want to think about but one coaches and front office personnel must prepare for. If the disastrous happens, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Bob McGinn thinks Green Bay would be ready for life without Rodgers.
​For one single week, everything in the football universe seemed to realign with the return of Aaron Rodgers. It was too bad that Cam Newton was in no mood to...
Rodgers threw two interceptions - Green Bays first turnovers of the season - within a three-pass span of the second quarter to turn the 10-point lead into a 14-10 deficit.. Cornerback Jamel Dean returned the first pick 32 yards for a touchdown. Safety Mike Edwards ran the other back 38 yards to the Packers 2 to set up another TD.. Jamel made a hell of a play. It was a huge play. It sparked us, Brady said.. That pick-6 changed the entire ballgame, coach Bruce Arians said.. It was the 43-year-old Bradys first signature victory since signing with the Bucs (4-2) after a historic 20-year run with the New England Patriots, which included nine NFL title game appearances and six championships.. He got his favorite target from his days with the Patriots into the mix, throwing a 12-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski for a 28-10 halftime lead. It was Gronkowskis first TD since December 2018 and the 79th for the quarterback/tight end tandem - tied for fourth on the all-time list with Miamis Dan ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Give Aaron Rodgers just a few seconds of wiggle room and hes bound to make a play out of supposedly nothing.
Rodgers LS, Beam MT, Anderson JM, Fanning AS. 2013. Epithelial barrier assemblyrequires coordinated activity of multiple domains of the tight junction proteinZO-1. J Cell Sci. 126(Pt 7):1565-75. PMCID:PMC3647435 ...
The 19-year-old has been linked with a Bernabeu move following his stunning form but Rodgers feels the England internationals future lies at Anfield.
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The Green Bay Packers on Thursday officially announced the hiring of Dr. Chris Carr, and Aaron Rodgers has heartily endorsed the move.
The Niners famously passed on Aaron Rodgers in favor of Alex Smith at the top of the 2005 draft. Appearing on NFL HQ, ex-San Francisco coach Mike Nolan explained why they made that call.
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Lets go all in. Do your magic! Cap Space as of this Mock, - $1.3m (+$2.4m if you include the $3.7m 2020 rollover.) Extensions: Aaron Rodgers QB gets 1 extra year, cap saved $17m Davante Adams WR, cap saved $9.4m ZaDarius Smith Edge, cap saved $12.4m Cap Space after extensions: $41.2m Packers Resi...
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Aaron Rodgers threw the football Sunday for the first time publicly at Heinz Field before kickoff between the Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Rodgers Or Rivers? Let me be perfectly clear about one thing: there are no stats in this blog. Not one. Zip. And when I say no stats, I mean no stats...
What if Aaron Rodgers hadnt fallen to the Packers in the 2005 NFL draft? How might the NFL have turned out differently? Lets find out ...
The latest Leicester City headlines as one loanee returns and another heads out on a temporary deal, while Brendan Rodgers talks team selection and a big-club complex
Manager Brendan Rodgers was honoured by the congratulations Swansea received from Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish after their Premier League promotion.
Family and friends will gather today for the funeral of John and Lynette Rodgers in the same church where they celebrated their wedding just 16 days ago.
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The third component of complement (C3) is an important mediator of inflammation. Murine and human genomic cosmid clones were isolated, characterized and sequenced 5′ to the complement C3 gene transcriptional initiation sites to determine cis elements that participate in constitutive and regulated C3 gene expression. The murine and human 5′ flanking regions are 51% identical overall, with positions -36 to -1 and -146 to -68 showing 80% identity. Four TATA boxes were identified upstream of the murine transcriptional initiation site, but deletion and transfection analysis using reporter gene constructs in HepG2 cells indicated that only the TATA element at position -30, together with sequences -395 to -111, are essential for constitutive expression of murine C3 in hepatocytes. Deletion analysis also suggested that sequences between -1457 and -800 contain regulatory elements that are involved in suppressing basal expression. Sequences between -90 to -41 confer both enhancer activity and ...
C3 exhibits two common allotypic variants that may be separated by gel electrophoresis and are called C3 fast (C3 F) and C3 slow (C3 S). C3 F, the less common v
This Ola EC locations benefit is the fact that its in easy reach of amenities. In 1 km of Nan Chiau Primary School regarded as the top faculty in the Sengkang / Punggol district, its for starters. The so walk takes approximately 8 to 9 minutes.. Sengkang is a recognized residential property, with a complete complement of amenities. The town center has an MRT station, a post office, Kopitiam Square, along with also the Compass One mall which houses stores, neighborhood libraries, banks, a grocery store, food court, cafes and F&B sockets and java joints.. Maybe the greatest downside of Ola EC is it is not near an MRT station. It requires to walk to the station and Sengkang Town Centre.. The alternate is to choose the LRT. Youve got Cheng Lim LRT station in a couple.. ...
Search PubMed for more publications by Aaron Hoskins. 1. Larson, J.D., Kirk, M., OBrien, W., MacKay, J.F., Friedman, L.J., and Hoskins, A.A. Design and construction of a multiwavelength micromirror total internal reflectance fluorescence microscope. Nat Protoc. v9 (2014), 2317-28. PMID: 25188633.. 2. Rodgers, M.L., Paulson, J., and Hoskins, A.A. Rapid Isolation and Single molecule Analysis of Ribonucleoproteins from Cell Lysate by SNAP-SiMPull, RNA v21 (2015), 1031-41. PMCID: PMC4408783.. 3. Xu, J., Carrocci, T.J., and Hoskins, A.A. † Evolution and Characterization of a benzylguanine-binding RNA aptamer. Chem Commun (Camb), v52 (2016), 549-52. PMID: 26538152. PMCID: In Process.. 4. Rodgers, M.L. , Tretbar, S.U., DeHaven, A., Alwan, A.A., Luo, G., Mast, H.M., and Hoskins, A.A. Conformational Dynamics of Stem II of the U2 snRNA. RNA, v22 (2016), 225-36. PMCID: PMC4712673. 5. Hoskins, A.A., Rodgers, M.L., Friedman, L.J., Gelles, J., and Moore, M.J. Single Molecule Analysis Reveals Reversible and ...
Soil testing and appropriately amending your soil is an easy way to prevent abiotic diseases, which are caused by deficiencies in micronutrients. UMass is a great place to send your soil (University of Maryland no longer does testing.) UMass will email you back with the results of your test along with very clear instructions on how to correct any nutrient deficiencies you may have. Not all testing sites give the appropriate reference ranges and recommendations. Go to: http://soiltest.umass.edu/ordering-information to get information on how to send in your sample. It takes about 10 minutes, costs $10 and will help you produce better, healthier plants, as well as reduce overuse of fertilizers that will run into the Bay. It is recommended to test every 3-4 years ...
Linebacker Desmond Bishop, the latest former Green Bay Packers player to come to Minnesota, said Tuesday that he joined the Vikings largely because of the opportunity to play against his old team twice a season.. Bishop signed a one-year deal reportedly worth between $840,000 and $1.35 million, depending on incentives.. That was part of the reason, Bishop told the NFL Network. I had a lot of people call and text saying, Oh, you want to get back at the Packers. Its not about that. I think its more of trying to play the best. If I can get the chance to play against Aaron Rodgers, I think that, right there, is motivation. You want to play against the best. When I was playing for Green Bay, the games I cherished the most were against the Vikings, because I got to play against Adrian Peterson. Thats my mindset. I want to play against the best. The opportunity to play Aaron Rodgers two times a year, that was something I liked.. Bishop said he had no hard feelings for the Packers, who released ...
Filming of Aaron Rodgers guest-hosting stint on Jeopardy! is already in the can with episodes slated to air starting on Monday.
Proteoform Profile Mapping of the Human Serum Complement Component C9 Revealing Unexpected New Features of N‑, O‑, and C‑Glycosylation
Rodgers Fertilizer LLC is a family owned and operated business located in Saluda, SC. In 1976 we opened our doors to serve the local community by providing fertilizer and lime to farmers as well as to backyard growers. Our daily goal has always been providing the best customer service by helping our customers in anyway that we can. Here at Rodgers Fertilizer LLC we are able to blend various types of fertilizer to meet your needs. We sell our product either in bulk, in 50 lb. bags, or in one ton bags based on your request. These products can either be picked up by you, delivered, or spread. We do provide other products and services as well. For example, we are an authorized Bush Hog dealer and a Great Plains dealer. We can provide you with the equipment as well as parts to maintain them. Rodgers Fertilizer LLC currently offers the Great Plains no-till drill either for sale or for rent. We also offer seed, feed, and other farm supplies. Please give us a call to see if we can help supply your ...
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Complement C3-C5 Convertases: Serine proteases that cleave COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, or cleave COMPLEMENT C5 into COMPLEMENT C5A and COMPLEMENT C5B. These include the different forms of C3/C5 convertases in the classical and the alternative pathways of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Both cleavages take place at the C-terminal of an ARGININE residue.
Fluorescein-Conjugated Goat F(ab)|sub|2|/sub| Fragment to Human Complement C3 is the lyophilized powder of fluorescein-5-isothiocyanate (FITC Isomer I)-conjugated goat F(ab)|sub|2|/sub| fragment to human complement C3 and buffer salts.
Human Complement C2 ELISA Kit is a Sandwich (quantitative) ELISA for the measurement of Human Complement C2 in Human Cell culture supernatant, Saliva, Milk, Serum, Plasma, Cerebral Spinal Fluid…
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DOVER, Del. - Sugar Rodgers scored 35 points and recorded five steals as Georgetown stunned No. 11 Delaware 62-56 Sunday in a nonconference matchup.. Rodgers, who shot 11 of 21 from the field, knocked down a team-high four 3-pointers and made 9 of 10 free-throw attempts.. Georgetown (2-0) trailed 30-28 at halftime but Rodgers opened the second half with two free throws and back-to-back layups to put the Hoyas ahead 34-30.. Delaware (1-1) rallied, cutting the deficit to 54-53 with 2:17 left to play behind a Lauren Carra 3-pointer, but Rodgers converted two free throws and recorded a steal and fast-break layup on the next possession to end the Blue Hens comeback hopes.. Rodgers scored eight of Georgetowns last 10 points.. Delaware was without last years leading scorer Elena Delle Donne. Delle Donne, who also missed Delawares season opener, is dealing with symptoms of Lyme Disease. She is listed as day-to-day. ...
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gi,119370332,sp,P01024.2,CO3_HUMAN RecName: Full=Complement C3; AltName: Full=C3 and PZP-like alpha-2-macroglobulin domain-containing protein 1; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3 beta chain; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3 alpha chain; Contains: RecName: Full=C3a anaphylatoxin; Contains: RecName: Full=Acylation stimulating protein; Short=ASP; AltName: Full=C3adesArg; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3b alpha chain; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3c alpha chain fragment 1; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3dg fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3g fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3d fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3f fragment; Contains: RecName: Full=Complement C3c alpha chain fragment 2; Flags: ...
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A casein kinase released from activated human platelets has been shown to phosphorylate a number of plasma proteins. When platelets are activated they release substantial amounts of ATP and divalent cations which are necessary for phosphorylation of proteins. The aim of this study was to elucidate the optimal conditions for phosphorylation of the human complement component C4, identify phosphorylation site in the molecule and to investigate possible impact on the functions of phosphorylated C4. For this purpose, C4 must be prepared from human plasma, which was done using a modification of a previously published method. The results showed a pure and 100 % active protein. C4 was incubated with [g-32P]ATP and cations. After SDS-PAGE and autoradiography it was shown that C4 was phosphorylated in the a-chain. Maximal phosphorylation was achieved when C4 was phosphorylated in the presence of 20 mM Ca2+. Incubation of phosphorylated and unphosphorylated C4 with trypsin showed that phosphorylated C4 was ...
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BRENDAN RODGERS is poised to poised to strengthen his Celtic defence in the January transfer window. But the Hoops boss insists it is bad luck rather than
A vote on the Nile Rodgers Freak Out! music and arts festival at Martha Clara Vineyards is expected to take place at the Riverhead Town Boards 7 p.m.
Paul Rodgers / 9W focuses on a select group of established and emerging artists, developing innovative frameworks to promote their careers. The gallery has a flexible schedule of solo and group installations and holds exhibitions in a variety of formats by private and public invitation. Artists include Michael Anderson, Lucinda Devlin, Simon Hantaï, Joseph Marioni, Judit Reigl, Peter Sacks, Dominique Thiolat
Life, energy, football, Dairy Queen Blizzards and his mustache just a few of the topics that came up when Danica Patrick interviewed Aaron Rodgers on her podcast.
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Reizer J, Bachem S, Reizer A, Arnaud M, Saier MH Jr, Stulke J (1999) Novel phosphotransferase system genes revealed by genome analysis - the complete complement of PTS proteins encoded within the genome of Bacillus subtilis. Microbiology 145 ( Pt 12):3419-29.[PMID:10627040 ...
Seagull. Can someone tell me why Bad Company is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? It makes absolutely no sense. The songs are all smash hits and the band is led by one of the most talented vocalists of all time in Paul Rodgers. Sure…there are many bands that deserve the Hall that are not in it…but Bad Co? You gotta be kidding me? On this night, at the Hard Rock in Tulsa, Oklahoma Bad Company blazed through a main set of 13 tunes, 11 of which are still FM radio staples to this day, and two encores to a near capacity house. They rocked from start to finish. The band added some extra jams and outros and Rodgers had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand from the moment he showed up on stage to the second he left it. Today Bad Company is led by Rodgers along with founding member and drummer Simon Kirke. Bassist Todd Ronning does a fine job in place of the late Boz Burrell while Hall of Famer from Heart Howard Leese kills it on guitar in place of the ill Mick Ralphs. This is a tight ...
Final season was undoubtedly a triumph for Liverpool Soccer Membership underneath Brendan Rodgers in his first full season in cost which noticed the Reds miss out on the title by the slip of a Steven Gerrard boot.. Nevertheless, the 2014 / 2015 season has seen the wheels fall off together with his staff at present mendacity in eight place within the Barclays Premier League and struggling for kind. Changing Louis Suarez was at all times going to be mission unimaginable for Rodgers except Lionel Messi or Christiano Ronaldo all of the sudden turned real looking switch targets. Regardless that Suarez nearly single-handedly took Liverpool to their first ever Premier League title there could also be a extra regarding rationalization for this seasons demise. Since taking up on 1 July 2012, Rodgers has signed a complete of 25 gamers at a staggering price of £215.2m. Extra worrying, is the truth that, except for Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho, the remaining 23 gamers have did not make the affect ...
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NIDDK Director Griffin Rodgers, MD KN: You have led the NIDDK for more than 6 years. Tell us about the institute and your vision of NIDDKs role in promoting scientific endeavor. Rodgers:
The Premier League is a tough arena but the focus and the hunger of the players week-in and week-out has shown they can play at a really good level.. The process is working really well, the players are happy in the way they are playing and its always nice when you have those sort of numbers to back it up.. Its still very early, were not getting carried away, the top six have been there for a number of years and the numbers have shown they have pulled away from the teams below.. But were improving, getting better and were showing real good progress.. When I came here, the idea was having the chance to compete. The top six are there, its going to be tough but could we fight to challenge that superiority so thats the aim.. To come here, could I bring European football, thats the big challenge and thats the challenge that I wanted. ...
The Bosnian international's injury concerns have never been far from the surface over the past 12 months and his latest breakdown coincides with the return from the treatment table of Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko.. Add to that short-term crocks Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown and you can see Rodgers doesn't have his problems to seek.. But it's at the back where the biggest worry remains. And with such a huge run of games on the horizon the question of whether Rodgers was right not to bring in defensive reinforcements in the summer.. ...
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Released a mere 22 hours ago through Method Records, heres a fresh new track thats still hot from the oven. Smooth like butter that melts all over your morning toast, Together is quite simply a gorgeous track and everything youd expect from such a stellar collaboration. My only complaint is that doesnt last as long…
This chapter charts the development of the musical Camelot, and examines the problems Lerner, Loewe, and Moss Hart had in getting the piece to Broadway. After the strain of the show, the Lerner and Loewe partnership broke up, and Lerner looked to Richard Rodgers for a new collaboration. The chapter reveals the struggles of the early 1960s, including the problems of working with Rodgers, the frustrated attempts to make a musical about Coco Chanel, and the difficulties in bringing Camelot to London.
The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) via Yahoo News· 5 days ago. Sep. 13-DENVER - This is not the first time the great American philosopher Jay Z has crossed paths with a Colorado fixture. First, why youre reading about Jay Z: Monday, a media outlet called ... ...
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BLOGGER James Flynn gives the new Parkhead gaffer his lowdown on where improvements are needed to get the Hoops playing the Celtic way again.
Uncertainty around whether Aaron Rodgers will play for the Packers in 2021 affected the NFL schedule. The NFLs scheduling guru, Senior VP of broadcasting Howard Katz, told Peter King that not knowing whether Rodgers would play had the league concerned about putting the Packers in marquee games.
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All my life, I have given players an opportunity. Balotelli is 24 years of age, and has become a father now. He knows he has responsibility, not only to himself but to this great club. We will treat him no differently. He is part of our team. The business was very good for us. ...
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The day after Christmas provided the Green Bay Packers with a huge present. The Packers found out Aaron Rodgers will be back for Sundays road matchup with the Chicago Bears that will decide the NFC North. Rodgers missed his seventh straight game last Sunday as Green Bay (7-7-1) fell 38-31 at home
Christy Rodgers writings have appeared on Dissident Voice, Truthout, Alternet, Upside Down World, Counterpunch, and Dark Mountain Project. She lives in San
Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (typically serum) to detect and/or measure levels of one or more of the proteins C5 to C9 found in the final complement pathway. Deficiency of complement components C5 to C9 are associated with several diseases, especially recurrent neisserial infections.. Entry Terms : C5-9 (Complement Component) Determination Reagents , Reagents, Immunoassay, Protein, Complement Component, C5-C9. UMDC code : 19804 ...
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Cleavage of Arg-,-Ser bond in complement component C3 alpha-chain to yield C3a and C3b, and Arg-,-Xaa bond in complement component C5 alpha-chain to yield C5a and ...
Complement C4-A is a protein that in humans is encoded by the C4A gene. This gene encodes the acidic form of complement factor ... Complement component 4 Complement component 4B HLA A1-B8-DR3-DQ2 haplotype Complement system Complement deficiency ... "Use of a cDNA clone for the fourth component of human complement (C4) for analysis of a genetic deficiency of C4 in guinea pig ... "Entrez Gene: C4A complement component 4A (Rodgers blood group)". Dawkins RL, Uko G, Christiansen FT, Kay PH (Sep 1983). "Low C4 ...
C4 (complement 4) produces a null allele at on locus C4AQ. This locus in part of the HLA A1-B8-DR3-DQ2 haplotype (markers are ... Ancestral haplotypes with C4 null alleles explain diverse HLA associations". Hum. Immunol. 29 (4): 282-95. doi:10.1016/0198- ...
Early components of the classical complement pathway (C1q or C4) are usually not seen. Electron microscopy confirms electron- ... Associations described include those with C4 null allele, factor B Bf alleles, MHC antigens and IgA isotypes. ACE gene ... Some HLA alleles have been suspected along with complement phenotypes as being genetic factors. Non-aggressive Berger's disease ... complement levels, ANA, and LDH. Protein electrophoresis and immunoglobulin levels can show increased IgA in 50% of all ...
... interference with complement C3 and C4 measurement". Immunol. Invest. 28 (4): 269-276. doi:10.3109/08820139909060861. PMID ...
1977). "Anticomplementary activity of Fusobacterium polymorphum in normal and C4-deficient sources of guinea pig complement". ...
Due to deposition of complement (in particular, C4), low levels of circulating complement factors may be seen. Cryoglobulinemia ... since simple or type 1 cryoglobulinemia does not cause complement activation (but a hyperviscosity syndrome only). ...
However, birds (chicken and quail) have only a single gene, which codes for a complement component gene (C4). In fishes, the ... The gene cluster was discovered when genes (specifically those of complement components C2, C4, and factor B) were found in ... The region containing genes G11/C4/Z/CYP21/X/Y, varying in size from 142 to 214 kb, is known as the most complex gene cluster ...
"Human major histocompatibility complex contains a new cluster of genes between the HLA-D and complement C4 loci". Nucleic Acids ...
Gerritsma JS, Gerritsen AF, De Ley M, van Es LA, Daha MR (Apr 1997). "Interferon-gamma induces biosynthesis of complement ... components C2, C4 and factor H by human proximal tubular epithelial cells". Cytokine. 9 (4): 276-83. doi:10.1006/cyto.1996.0164 ...
Mammalian complement-activating component of Ra-reactive factor (RARF), a protease that cleaves the C4 component of complement ... Almost all CUB domains contain four conserved cysteines that probably form two disulphide bridges (C1-C2, C3-C4). The CUB1 ... For example, in the complement proteases, the CUB domains mediate dimerisation and binding to collagen-like regions of target ... The CUB domain (for complement C1r/C1s, Uegf, Bmp1) is a structural motif of approximately 110 residues found almost ...
Also, C4 and C2 cleavage goes unchecked, resulting in auto-activation of the complement system. In its most common form, it ... This way, C1-inhibitor prevents the proteolytic cleavage of later complement components C4 and C2 by C1 and MBL. Although named ... The activation of the complement cascade can cause damage to cells, therefore the inhibition of the complement cascade can work ... which triggers the complement cascade. Activation of the complement cascade attracts phagocytes that leak peroxide and other ...
The presence of other immunoglobulins (especially IgA) and/or complement proteins (especially C4) increases the specificity of ... Lupus band test is done upon skin biopsy, with direct immunofluorescence staining, in which, if positive, IgG and complement ...
Analysis of complement C1 inhibitor levels may play a role in diagnosis. C4 and C2 are complementary components. There are ... Measure: serum complement factor 4 (C4), C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) antigenic protein, C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) functional level if ... Diagnosis of types I and II is based on measurement of C4 and C1-inhibitor levels. Management of HAE involves efforts to ... In this type, atypical C1-inhibitor proteins are produced which are less capable of suppressing activation of the complement ...
C4 is a cycle of four vertices and 2K2 is its complement, that is, two disjoint edges. This also explains why threshold graphs ... are closed under taking complements; the P4 is self-complementary, hence if a graph is P4-, C4- and 2K2-free, its complement is ... A cograph is a graph with no induced path on four vertices, P4, and a threshold graph is a graph with no induced P4, C4 nor 2K2 ... C4, or 2K2) will be output. Indifference graph Series-parallel graph Chvátal, Václav; Hammer, Peter L. (1977), "Aggregation of ...
... that are produced as part of the activation of the complement system. Complement components C3, C4 and C5 are large ... Ogata RT, Rosa PA, Zepf NE (October 1989). "Sequence of the gene for murine complement component C4". The Journal of Biological ... This term is reserved only for fragments of the complement system. C3, C4A, C4B, C4B-1, C5, FBLN1, FBLN2 Allergy Anaphylatoxin ... Gennaro R, Simonic T, Negri A, Mottola C, Secchi C, Ronchi S, Romeo D (February 1986). "C5a fragment of bovine complement. ...
In this analysis, it is usually a reduced complement factor C4, rather than the C1-INH deficiency itself, that is detected. The ... All forms of HAE lead to abnormal activation of the complement system, and all forms can cause swelling elsewhere in the body, ... Cinnarizine may also be useful because it blocks the activation of C4 and can be used in patients with liver disease, whereas ... In hereditary angioedema, bradykinin formation is caused by continuous activation of the complement system due to a deficiency ...
When a single gene deficiency does cause lupus, it is usually attributed to the complement protein genes C1, C2, or C4. The ... cutaneous lupus mucinosis complement deficiency syndromes drug-induced lupus erythematosus neonatal lupus erythematosus ...
Based on crystal structure of TPST-2 with C4 complement and PAP, an SN2-like in-line displacement mechanism has been proposed. ... Complement component 4, follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR), and other chemokine and G-protein coupled receptors. A ...
The C4 gene, as already stated, codes for a component of the complement system; the CYP21gene codes for a key enzyme in the ... The first of these class III loci was the Ss locus, which was later identified as coding for complement component 4. The C4 ... The hook-up seems to have arisen, when an identical short sequence motif arose by chance at both flanks of the initial C4-CYP21 ... And on the example of two "class III" genes, C4 and CYP21, they illustrated a mechanism by which the accordion might be ...
July 2008). "Autoimmune-associated HLA-B8-DR3 haplotypes in Asian Indians are unique in C4 complement gene copy numbers and HSP ... Complement component 4 Complement component 4A Complement component 4B Price P, Witt C, Allcock R, et al. (February 1999). "The ...
September 2008). "Autoimmune-associated HLA-B8-DR3 haplotypes in Asian Indians are unique in C4 complement gene copy numbers ...
4,0 4,1 Rosa PA, Ogata RT, Zepf NE (1989). "Sequence of the gene for murine complement component C4". J. Biol. Chem. 264 (28): ... Komponente komplementa: C3, C4 i C5, su masivni glikoproteini koji imaju važne funkcije u imunskom responsu i odbrani domaćina. ... Hugli TE (1986). "Biochemistry and biology of anaphylatoxins". Complement 3 (3): 111-27. PMID 3542363. ... Fritzinger DC, Petrella EC, Connelly MB, Bredehorst R, Vogel CW (1992). "Primary structure of cobra complement component C3". J ...
In the chicken and quail, there is only a single CYP21 gene, which locus is located between complement component C4 and TNX ... The CYP21A2 gene is located within the RCCX cluster (an abbreviation composed of the names of the genes RP, C4, CYP21 and TNX ... Both genes are located on chromosome 6, in the major histocompatibility complex III close to the Complement component 4 genes ... Yu CY (1999). "Molecular genetics of the human MHC complement gene cluster". Experimental and Clinical Immunogenetics. 15 (4): ...
... are present between complement component genes factor B and C4 in the class III region of the HLA". Genomics. 53 (3): 338-47. ... are present between complement component genes factor B and C4 in the class III region of the HLA". Genomics. 53 (3): 338-47. ... "Features of the two gene pairs RD-SKI2W and DOM3Z-RP1 located between complement component genes factor B and C4 at the MHC ... "Structure and genetics of the partially duplicated gene RP located immediately upstream of the complement C4A and the C4B genes ...
... are present between complement component genes factor B and C4 in the class III region of the HLA". Genomics. 53 (3): 338-47. ... Yu CY (1999). "Molecular genetics of the human MHC complement gene cluster". Experimental and Clinical Immunogenetics. 15 (4): ...
... are present between complement component genes factor B and C4 in the class III region of the HLA". Genomics. 53 (3): 338-47. ... "Entrez Gene: DOM3Z dom-3 homolog Z (C. elegans)". Yu CY (1999). "Molecular genetics of the human MHC complement gene cluster". ... Yang Z, Yu CY (2000). "Organizations and gene duplications of the human and mouse MHC complement gene clusters". Exp. Clin. ...
Genes in the Complement Component 4 (C4) locus of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which encode for complement ... Carriers of C4 risk variants have also been found to be tied to this kind of synapse overpruning in microglia. The proposed ... Specifically, complement factors C1q and C3 have been found to have a role in microglia-mediated synaptic pruning. ... The fact that some of these complement factors are involved in signaling during synaptic pruning also seems to suggest that ...
MASP-1 is involved in the lectin pathway of the complement system and is responsible for cleaving C4 and C2 into fragments to ... This protein is not directly involved in complement activation but may play a role as an amplifier of complement activation by ... MASP-1 is a serine protease that functions as a component of the lectin pathway of complement activation. The complement ... Takada F, Takayama Y, Hatsuse H, Kawakami M (Oct 1993). "A new member of the C1s family of complement proteins found in a ...
Zipfel, P. F., Hallström, T., & Riesbeck, K. (2013). Human complement control and complement evasion by pathogenic microbes- ... C1r ja C1s-i aktivatsioonile koos C1s esteraasi formuleerumisega järgneb C4 ja C2 lõhustumine, mis vabastab väikseid peptiide ... 1,0 1,1 1,2 1,3 Rus, H., Cudrici, C., & Niculescu, F. (2005). The role of the complement system in innate immunity. Immunologic ... 7,0 7,1 Lambris, J. D., Ricklin, D., & Geisbrecht, B. V. (2008). Complement evasion by human pathogens. Nature Reviews. ...
Complement deficiencies are the result of a lack of any of these proteins. They may predispose to infections but also to ... C1q deficiency (lupus-like syndrome, rheumatoid disease, infections) C1r deficiency (idem) C1s deficiency C4 deficiency (lupus- ... The complement system is part of the innate as well as the adaptive immune system; it is a group of circulating proteins that ... MASP2 deficiency Complement receptor 3 (CR3) deficiency Membrane cofactor protein (CD46) deficiency Membrane attack complex ...
This is followed by lactone formation with the hydrolase gluconolactonase between the carbonyl on C1 and hydroxyl group on C4. ... "Toward a phylogenetic classification of Primates based on DNA evidence complemented by fossil evidence". Molecular ... whereby the lactone ring opens and forms again but with between the carbonyl on C1 and hydroxyl group on the C4, resulting in l ...
Ahmed Farag Ali and Saurya Das published a paper outlining a model which applies quantum correction terms to complement ...
Complement:. Varied by design type. The Type C4-class ship were the largest cargo ships built by the United States Maritime ... C4-S-49b DWT: 13,915. *Built in 1965 by Bethlehem Steel of Sparrows Point, Maryland. The last two C4 ships were constructed in ... USS Haven, an example of a Type C4 ship, seen here in 1954, a type C4-S-B2 ship. ... "C4 Cargo Ships". shipbuildinghistory.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.. *^ a b Colton, Tim. "Yardlist for Bethlehem Steel Company, ...
In this analysis, it is usually a reduced complement factor C4, rather than the C1-INH deficiency itself, that is detected. The ... All forms of HAE lead to abnormal activation of the complement system, and all forms can cause swelling elsewhere in the body, ... Cinnarizine may also be useful because it blocks the activation of C4 and can be used in patients with liver disease, whereas ... In hereditary angioedema, bradykinin formation is caused by continuous activation of the complement system due to a deficiency ...
Corrocher R, Tedesco F, Rabusin P, De Sandre G (1975). "Effect of human erythrocyte stromata on complement activation". Br. J. ...
C1s cleaves C4 and C2, which eventually leads to the production of the classical pathway C3-convertase. ... Complement component 1s (EC 3.4.21.42, C1 esterase, activated complement C1s, complement C overbar 1r, C1s) is a protein ... complement activation, lectin pathway. • complement activation. • regulation of complement activation. Sources:Amigo / QuickGO ... complement activation, classical pathway. • immune system process. • innate immune response. • ...
There was an additional Ram Air IV option for the 400 cu in (6.6 L) V8 engines during 1969, complementing the Ram Air III; ... essentially identical to the LT1 in the C4 Corvette except for more flow-restrictive intake and exhaust systems. Steering wheel ...
C3 and C4 plants(1) stomata stay open all day and close at night. CAM plants(2) stomata open during the morning and close ... and later complemented by other authors. It is based on the size, shape and arrangement of the subsidiary cells that surround ... in C4 under doubled CO2 levels.[34] The existence of a feedback mechanism results a phenotypic plasticity in response to [CO2] ...
Watford WT, Ghio AJ, Wright JR (2000). "Complement-mediated host defense in the lung". Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 279: ... štěpí C4 a C2 na C3 konvertasu. Dráha pokračuje shodně s klasickou cestou aktivace komplementu. ... Watford WT, Wright JR, Hester CG, Jiang H, Frank MM (2001). "Surfactant Protein A Regulates Complement Activation". J Immunol ... Alvarez-Dominguez C, Carrasco-Marin E, Leyva-Cobian F (1993). "Role of Complement Component Clq in Phagocytosis of Listeria ...
In the classical pathway, C4 binds to Ig-associated C1q and C1r2s2 enzyme cleaves C4 to C4b and 4a. C4b binds to C1q, antigen- ... complement factor B, and complement factor I, as well as deletion of complement factor H-related 3 and complement factor H- ... Complement deficiencyEdit. Main article: Complement deficiency. It is thought that the complement system might play a role in ... Three biochemical pathways activate the complement system: the classical complement pathway, the alternative complement pathway ...
... and C4 by immune complex-induced inflammation or to congenitally complement deficiency, which may predispose to SLE. ... "Complement C3 (Blood)-Health Encyclopedia-University of Rochester Medical Center". www.urmc.rochester.edu. Archived from the ... In the complement system low C3 levels are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus[62] ... Candidate gene loci implicated with SLE include multiple alleles from the HLA region, Fc-gamma receptor, and complement ...
Complement:. 15 officers, 140 enlisted[1][3]. Sensors and processing systems:. *BQQ-6 passive bow-mounted array[1] (which ... 24 × Trident I C4 SLBM with up to 8 MIRVed 100 ktTNT W76 nuclear warheads each, range 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi). ... The first eight Ohio-class submarines were armed at first with 24 Trident I C4 SLBMs.[6] Beginning with the ninth Trident ... Starting with Alaska in 2000, the Navy began converting its remaining ballistic missile submarines armed with C4 missiles to ...
Media related to Complement membrane attack complex at Wikimedia Commons. *Complement+Membrane+Attack+Complex at the US ... The membrane attack complex (MAC) or terminal complement complex (TCC) is a structure typically formed on the surface of ... Reid K. B. M., The complement system, in: B. D. Hames and D. M. Glover (eds.), Molecular Immunology, Oxford: IRL Press, 1988, ... MAC is composed of a complex of four complement proteins (C5b, C6, C7, and C8) that bind to the outer surface of the plasma ...
To complement the aforementioned change, blocked administrators will soon have the ability to block the administrator that ... The original talk page is located at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Vejvan%C4%8Dick%C3%BD.. ... complementing the removal of the ability to unblock oneself outside of self-imposed blocks. A request for comment is currently ... easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel ...
Morison says there were 300 troops on Yugiri, which along with a normal complement of 197 means about 497 were on board during ...
"BMC Complement Altern Med. 12: 162. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-162. PMC 3520871. PMID 23009599.. CS1 vzdrževanje: Uporaba authors ...
... which replaced her Trident I C4 ballistic missiles and launchers; Alabama was the last Trident C4-equipped submarine to be ... In May 1988, Alabama conducted a successful test ballistic missile firing, launching two Trident I C4 ballistic missiles. On 1 ... Alabama conducted another test ballistic missile firing in August 1989, launching four Trident I C4 ballistic missiles. ... Complement:. *15 officers[1][2]. *140 enlisted[1][2]. Armament:. *MK-48 torpedoes ...
replace or complement in some plant taxa the starch as storage carbohydrate ... Naphthoquinones (C6-C4). *Phenylpropanoids (C6-C3). *Xanthonoids (C6-C1-C6). *Coumarins and isocoumarins ...
Significant decreases in serum C3, C4, and CH50, reported in the literature for true serum sickness, are rarely described in ... and significant decreases in serum complement levels; it was originally described after patients were infused with equine ... Laboratory abnormalities include normal or mild decreases in serum C3, C4, and CH50 levels, and mild proteinuria.1,3-5 In ...
Sengeløv H (1996). "Complement receptors in neutrophils.". Crit. Rev. Immunol. 15 (2): 107-31. PMID 8573284. ... C: C1Q/C1R/C1S - C4 (C4a) - C2. L: MASP1/MASP2 - MBL. A: Faktor B - Faktor D - Faktor P/Properdin ... "Function, structure and therapeutic potential of complement C5a receptors". British Journal of Pharmacology 152 (4): 429-48. ...
Proteîna C1 a çalak, proteîna C2 û C4 ê çalak dike. C2 û C4 ên çalak yek dibin û proteîna C3yê çalak dikin. C3 ya çalak jî C5ê ... a b https://www.britannica.com/science/complement-immune-system-component *↑ a b c d e f g h i OpenStax, Microbiology, openstax ... Sîstema temamker an jî sîstema tewawker (bi îngilîzî: complement system)[1] beşek ji sîstema bergiriya giştî ye. Sîstema ... Piştê girêdana MBL, proteîna C4 a nav xwînê tê perçekirin, ji C4ê C4a û C4b çê dibin. C4b jî li rûyê hokara nexweşiyê de tê ...
Complement:. 146. Armament:. *As built:. *3 x 152 mm (6.0 in) naval guns (3x1) ...
... 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 ... "Inhibition of the alternative complement pathway by antisense oligonucleotides targeting complement factor B improves lupus ... CFHR5 (Complement Factor H-Related protein 5) is able to bind to act as a cofactor for factor I, has decay accelerating ...
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Complement C4 (Blood). Does this test have other names?. Complement component 4, C4 ... If only your C4 complement level is low, and all other complement components are normal, it is usually because of an inherited ... If the blood sample is mishandled, your C4 levels may be falsely low. If the C4 test is done as part of a total complement ... By measuring complement C4 levels, especially in how they compare with other parts of the complement system, your healthcare ...
Abcams Complement C4 ELISA Kit (ab108825) suitable for Cell culture supernatant, Saliva, Milk, Urine, Cerebral Spinal Fluid in ... A Complement C4 specific antibody has been precoated onto 96-well plates and blocked. Standards or test samples are added to ... Complement component C4 is expressed at highest levels in the liver, at moderate levels in the adrenal cortex, adrenal medulla ... Abcams Complement C4 Human in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement ...
The complement C4 test will measure the level of the complement C4 protein in the blood. Most commonly ordered, complements C3 ... Complement C4 testing may be ordered to help determine the cause of recurrent bacterial infection, chronic inflammation, or it ... Complement C4 testing may be ordered to help determine the cause of recurrent bacterial infection, chronic inflammation, or it ... and C4 are used to evaluate the complement system for abnormalities that may be causing or contributing to an individuals ...
Polymorphism of Complement C4 and Susceptibility to IDDM and Microvascular Complications. Karl Lhotta, Martin Auinger, Florian ... Polymorphism of Complement C4 and Susceptibility to IDDM and Microvascular Complications. Karl Lhotta, Martin Auinger, Florian ... Polymorphism of Complement C4 and Susceptibility to IDDM and Microvascular Complications Message Subject (Your Name) has ... OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not the inherited polymorphism of complement C4 is associated ...
... conjugated goat IgG fraction to human complement C4 and buffer salts. ... Anti-human complement C4 goat IgG fraction, fluorescein-conjugated, 2 mL. $274.70 ... FITC-Conjugated Goat IgG Fraction to Anti-Human Complement C4 is used as a reagent in immunofluorescence assays (IFA), cell ... FITC-Conjugated Goat IgG Fraction to Anti-Human Complement C4 is used as a reagent in immunofluorescence assays (IFA), cell ...
... conjugated goat IgG fraction to human complement C4 and buffer salts. ... FITC-Conjugated Goat IgG Fraction to Anti-Human Complement C4 is used as a reagent in immunofluorescence assays (IFA), cell ... FITC-Conjugated Goat IgG Fraction to Anti-Human Complement C4 is used as a reagent in immunofluorescence assays (IFA), cell ... This product shows reactivity to human complement C4; cross-reactivity to other species may exist. Antibody activity to ...
... Seppänen, M ... Complement factor C4 is a nearby, polymorphic, functionally relevant gene region. Although associated with chronic mucosal ... We tested whether complement levels are systemically altered and C4 deficiencies associated with severe chronic periodontitis. ... In a case-control study, we analysed levels of plasma C3, and C4, serum classical pathway haemolytic activity, C4 allotypes and ...
What is Complement C3 and Complement C4? Meaning of Complement C3 and Complement C4 medical term. What does Complement C3 and ... Looking for online definition of Complement C3 and Complement C4 in the Medical Dictionary? Complement C3 and Complement C4 ... Complement C3 and Complement C4. Complement C3 and Complement C4. Synonym/acronym: C3 and C4. ... Complement C3 and Complement C4 , definition of Complement C3 and Complement C4 by Medical dictionary https://medical- ...
... leads to profound activation of the complement (C3 and C4) system. The present study was conducted to compare... ... leads to profound activation of the complement (C3 and C4) system. The present study was conducted to compare the use of serum ... Complement factors and their receptors.Immunopharmacology. 1997; 38: 3-15.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Change of complement system predicts the outcome of patients with severe thermal injury.J Burn Care Rehabil. 2003; 24: 148-153. ...
Abstract P287: Complement Proteins C3 and C4 are Associated with Higher Levels of Hemostatic Markers in Women at Midlife: The ... Abstract P287: Complement Proteins C3 and C4 are Associated with Higher Levels of Hemostatic Markers in Women at Midlife: The ... Abstract P287: Complement Proteins C3 and C4 are Associated with Higher Levels of Hemostatic Markers in Women at Midlife: The ... Abstract P287: Complement Proteins C3 and C4 are Associated with Higher Levels of Hemostatic Markers in Women at Midlife: The ...
The complement group of proteins is ancient in evolutionary terms. Recognised complement components are found strewn throughout ... We were particularly interested to see that the final sentence of the paper stated that When complement gene-sets are taken as ... The study demonstrated a broad association between variations in complement gene expression and perturbed neurodevelopment. ... complement functions as an essential pillar of the innate immune system. It is activated by various noxious stimuli and results ...
x = INCSTAR Complement C4 Test Kit. y = K-ASSAY ® Complement C4 assay. x min = 11 y min = 9 ... A comparison of the K-ASSAY ® Complement C4 assay and an INCSTAR Complement C4 Test Kit was performed using a Hitachi 717. The ... For the quantitative determination of human complement C4 (4th complement component) in serum by immunoturbidimetric assay. ... The precision for the K-ASSAY ® Complement C4 assay was determined using packaged reagents, pooled human serum, and a Hitachi ...
The concentrations of the assessed complement components C4 and C3 as well as CH50 surrogate assay did not yield significantly ... The C4 and C3 serum levels were measured on a Cobas (Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland) modular analyzer, CH50 was estimated using ... In this study, we quantitatively estimate the morning and evening daytime serum levels of CH50, C4, C3, put into context with C ... Some authors found nadir serum levels of C4 and C3 components, together with C3a at nighttime, while others reported insomnia ...
Closely related to Component C3, C4 is a genetic element coded during the earliest stages of life. ... Complement C4 is part of the immune system. ... What is C4 Complement?. Complement C4 is part of the immune ... Due to the fact that C4 Complement is genetically coded, there are situations where levels are consistently lower than normal. ... Low C4 levels have been measured in women with lupus nephritis, C4 deficiency (hereditary), infancy, lupus erythematosus ( ...
Human monoclonal IgG isotypes differ in complement activating function at the level of C4 as well as C1q. C I Bindon, C I ... Human monoclonal IgG isotypes differ in complement activating function at the level of C4 as well as C1q.. J Exp Med 1 July ... Human IgG1 was less efficient than IgG3 and fixing C1q and C1 on the cell surface, but the number of C4 molecules bound per C1 ... The efficiency of IgG1 in fixing C4 was not due to a favored binding site on the antibody molecule, since virtually all of the ...
Complement C4 mRNA was found in liver, and with high intensity also in normal kidneys. In contrast, no C2 mRNA and only very ... The results, showing that the complement C4 genes are transcribed very efficiently in normal human kidney, suggest a direct ... Slot blot hybridization was performed to quantitate the amount of C4 mRNA, and the intensity of C4 mRNA hybridization in the ... linked complement components C4, factor B and C2 in various normal human tissues. The presence of the corresponding messenger ...
anti-Complement C4 beta-chain, mAb (52H10) is a monoclonal antibody that crossreacts with human protein. Works in ELISA, WB, IP ... Human C4 is the most polymorphic protein of the complement system. Complement C4 exists as two isotypes, C4A (acidic) and C4B ( ... the classical complement pathway, the alternative pathway, and the mannose-binding lectin pathway. Complement component C4 is ... anti-Complement C4, mAb (γ-chain) (49H9) YIF-LF-MA0188. Add to Compare ...
This test measures the amount of a protein called C4 in your blood. You may need this test if your healthcare provider suspects ... Complement C4 (Blood). Does this test have other names?. Complement component 4, C4 ... If only your C4 complement level is low, and all other complement components are normal, it is usually because of an inherited ... If the blood sample is mishandled, your C4 levels may be falsely low. If the C4 test is done as part of a total complement ...
COMPLEMENT C4. *For the quantitative measurement of human complement C4 (4th complement component) by immunoturbidimetric assay ... C4 is the fourth complement component. It is one of a group of serum proteins that are active in the bodys immune response to ... Measurement of the level of the 4th complement component (C4) in serum can aid in the diagnosis of immunological disorders, ... especially those associated with deficiencies of complement components.. ...
The Randox Complement C4 assay. The Randox Complement C4 assay is used for the quantitative in vitro determination of ... Wide measuring range - The healthy range for Complement C4 is 7 -49 mg/dl. The Randox Complement C4 assay can comfortably ... Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder associated with a deficiency in complement C4. Complement C4 is ... The Complement C4 and Complement C3 proteins, which play an important role in eliminating certain infections, can be used as ...
METHODS Serum C3, C4, IgM and IgG levels were assessed in 18 women receiving transdermal 17beta-estradiol (50 micro g/day) + ... In this cross-sectional study, serum C3, C4, IgG and IgM levels were evaluated in healthy post-menopausal women receiving two ... MPA had significantly higher mean levels of C4 compared with untreated women (P , 0.01). IgG and IgM levels were similar among ... as suggested by increased serum levels of C3 and C4. ... Association of serum complement (C3, C4) and immunoglobulin ( ...
The Complement C4 test measures the amount of C4 proteins in your blood. This test is used to evaluate and manage conditions ... This test is used to measure the level of serum Complement C4. C4 is also used to detect individuals with inborn deficiency of ... Complement C4 has been identified a a marker for identifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic, multisystemic, ... factor or those with immunologic disease in whom over activation of the immune system causes reduced levels of this complement ...
Complement C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. Decreased C4 level is associated with acute ... The complement system is composed of more than 30 circulating blood proteins that work together to help antibodies fight off ... systemic lupus erythematosis, glomerulonephritis, immune complex disease, cryoglobulinemia, congenital C4 deficiency and ...
This evaluation helps in diagnosis of C4 deficiency and also for investigating patient with an undetectable Total complement ... A critical element for activation of classical pathway is C4. Patients suffering from SLE, Immune complex disease and ... hereditary angioedema are found to have decreased levels of C4. Congenital deficiency of it can lead to increased risk of ...
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  • The complement C4 test will measure the level of the complement C4 protein in the blood. (healthtestingcenters.com)
  • C3 is an essential activating protein in the classic and alternate complement cascades. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The present study was conducted to compare the use of serum C3 and C4 levels with C-reactive protein (CRP) and thrombocyte and leukocyte counts in differentiating patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) from those with sepsis. (springer.com)
  • Selberg O, Hecker H, Martin M, Klos A, Bautsch W, Kohl J. Discrimination of sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome by determination of circulating plasma concentrations of procalcitonin, protein complement 3a, and interleukin-6. (springer.com)
  • Recent data suggest a potential role of complement protein C3 in clot stability with hypofibrinolytic and prothrombotic features. (ahajournals.org)
  • Complement protein C3 is independently associated with two important hemostatic markers, PAI-1 and tPA antigens, that have significant roles in thrombus development, stabilization and destabilization in lesion areas. (ahajournals.org)
  • A recent seminal paper in the fields showed SNPs contributing to altered C4 protein expression resulting in an increased risk of schizophrenia. (frontiersin.org)
  • Human C4 is the most polymorphic protein of the complement system. (adipogen.com)
  • Complement-induced release of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 from human smooth muscle cells. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Complement C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. (peacenaturopathic.com)
  • 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)
  • The kit employs a quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay technique that measures human Complement C4-Binding Protein (C4BP) in less than 4 hours. (abcam.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The C4 protein exists as either the C4A or C413 isotype and is polymorphic with up to 40 allotypes being reported. (edu.au)
  • characterise the C4 protein polymorphisms at the DNA level 4. (edu.au)
  • The mechanism of AdV neutralization by C4b is independent of downstream complement proteins and involves the blockage of the release of protein VI, which is required for viral escape from the endosome . (bvsalud.org)
  • Interestingly, proteins containing the CCP1-CCP2 domains or the SP domain alone bound C4 with much lower affinity than the CCP1-CCP2-SP protein, suggesting that the CCP domains cooperate positively with the active site to mediate efficient binding and cleavage of C4. (edu.au)
  • Seven individual protein spots were identified as either significantly increased (α 2 -macroglobulin, haptoglobin, albumin) or decreased (complement C-4, serum retinol binding protein, apolipoprotein A-1, and two isoforms of apolipoprotein A-IV) with advanced fibrosis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Objectives: To determine serum concentrations of proinflammatory (C reactive protein, complement C3 and C4) and anti-inflammatory (α1 antitrypsin, C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH)) acute phase proteins in elite cyclists before and during a three week cycle tour. (edu.au)
  • abstract = "Objectives: To determine serum concentrations of proinflammatory (C reactive protein, complement C3 and C4) and anti-inflammatory (α1 antitrypsin, C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH)) acute phase proteins in elite cyclists before and during a three week cycle tour.Methods: Seventeen professional cyclists participating in the Vuelta a Espańa volunteered for the study. (edu.au)
  • In the patient group the mean C4 serum protein concentrations nephelometrically measured during a 12-month period prior to genetic analysis were compared to C4 gene copy numbers. (uni-kiel.de)
  • Complement component C4-like protein in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • Cod C4-like protein was isolated from plasma, specific antibodies generated and C4-like protein was assessed in cod sera, mucus and in extracellular vesicles (EVs) from serum and mucus. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • Higher levels of C4-like protein were detected in serum- than mucus-derived EVs. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • Here we detected deiminated forms of C4-like protein in cod serum and at lower levels in mucus. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • C4-like protein was also found in deiminated form at low levels in EVs from both serum and mucus. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • C4-like protein was assessed by immunohistochemistry in cod larvae and detected in a range of organs including in liver, kidney, gut, muscle, skin and mucus, as well as in neuronal tissues of the brain, spinal cord and eye. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • This abundance of C4-like protein during early development may indicate roles in tissue remodelling, in addition to immune defences. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • The presence of deiminated C4-like protein in serum and mucosa, as well as in EVs, may suggest C4 protein moonlighting via post-translational deimination. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • We found significant differences in the levels of immunoglobulins, the C4 component of complement, the C-reactive protein, interleukin 6, the composition of lymphocyte population and the production of some cytokines by stimulated CD3+ cells. (hindawi.com)
  • Binding of flavivirus nonstructural protein NS1 to C4b binding protein modulates complement activation. (nih.gov)
  • N-linked glycosylation of dengue virus NS1 protein modulates secretion, cell-surface expression, hexamer stability, and interactions with human complement. (nih.gov)
  • Complement C4-A is a protein that in humans is encoded by the C4A gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • This test measures the amount of C4 proteins in your blood. (rochester.edu)
  • These proteins are part of your complement system, an important part of your immune system that helps kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses. (rochester.edu)
  • The complement system has approximately 30 circulating blood proteins that aid the body in immune and inflammatory responses. (healthtestingcenters.com)
  • Complement is a system of 25 to 30 distinct cell membrane and plasma proteins, numbered C1 through C9. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Once activated, the proteins interact with each other in a specific sequence called the complement cascade. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The classical pathway is triggered by antigen-antibody complexes and includes participation of all complement proteins C1 through C9. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Complement proteins act as enzymes that aid in the immunological and inflammatory response. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • C3 and C4 are the most frequently assayed complement proteins, along with total complement. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Circulating complement proteins in patients with sepsis or systemic inflammatory response syndrome. (springer.com)
  • Complement proteins have been associated with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk factors. (ahajournals.org)
  • To better understand the association between complement proteins and atherosclerosis we evaluated the cross-sectional associations between complement proteins C3 and C4 and hemostatic markers (factor VIIc, fibrinogen, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) antigen and tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) antigen) in a sample of midlife women. (ahajournals.org)
  • Complement proteins C3 and C4 could be possible pathways by which postmenopausal women are at higher risk of atherosclerosis. (ahajournals.org)
  • The complement group of proteins is ancient in evolutionary terms. (frontiersin.org)
  • In the developing mammal we know that the proteins of the complement system are both temporally and spatially separate in their expression ( 6 , 7 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • This, we think, underscores the developmental importance of the other roles of the complement proteins in the absence of the established pathways of activation. (frontiersin.org)
  • There are now several decades of good evidence of separate and distinct roles for complement proteins in both neurodevelopment and general development/regeneration. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement is a group of serum proteins that destroy infectious agents. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • Measurement of these proteins aids in the diagnosis of immunological disorders, especially those associated with deficiencies of complement components. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • The complement system is composed of more than 30 circulating blood proteins that work together to help antibodies fight off infections and destroy substances that are foreign to the body such as viruses, bacteria, and other germs. (peacenaturopathic.com)
  • Complement component 4 is one of the nine proteins that form the complement system. (icliniq.com)
  • Background and Objectives: Complement proteins are some of the most important plasma proteins of the innate immune system. (iranpath.org)
  • Peptidylarginine deiminase and deiminated proteins are detected throughout early halibut ontogeny - Complement components C3 and C4 are post-translationally deiminated in halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus L. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • Proteomic analysis of deiminated target proteins in halibut serum further identified complement components C5, C7, C8 C9 and C1 inhibitor, as well as various other immunogenic, metabolic, cytoskeletal and nuclear proteins. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • Secreted Aspergillus fumigatus protease Alp1 degrades human complement proteins C3, C4, and C5. (leibniz-hki.de)
  • The inflammatory mediators, cytokines and complement proteins are believed to regulate the sequential events during the development. (elsevier.com)
  • In the present study, expression of complement proteins (C1 inhibitor, factor H, factor B, C4) by cultured endothelial cells obtained from human brain microvessels has been characterized. (elsevier.com)
  • Serine proteases, plasmin and miniplasmin induce the expression of C4, decrease the level of ELISA detectable C1 inhibitor, and do not affect the production of factors H and B. These data indicate that complement proteins are expressed locally by the brain microvessels, and may modulate the inflammatory responses of brain tissue. (elsevier.com)
  • Background: The complement system consists of more than 30 proteins that are either present as soluble proteins in the blood or present as membrane-associated proteins. (edu.iq)
  • Induction of the neutrophil oxidative burst via Fcγ receptor cross-linking was accompanied by up-regulation of neutrophil surface CD11b, CD35, and CD66b only in the presence of selected serum proteins, such as purified human C4, C5, or human serum albumin (HSA). (jimmunol.org)
  • The complement system is a group of proteins that flow through your blood, destroy bacteria, and take part in the inflammatory process. (everydayhealth.com)
  • In lupus, a low level of complement proteins C3 and C4 suggests active inflammation which can be a sign of increased lupus activity. (everydayhealth.com)
  • You can inherit a deficiency in your complement C4, but it is much more common to acquire a deficiency. (rochester.edu)
  • If only your C4 complement level is low, and all other complement components are normal, it is usually because of an inherited component deficiency. (rochester.edu)
  • A deficiency in complement C4 levels has been linked to different forms of kidney disease and chronic hepatitis. (rochester.edu)
  • To assist in the diagnosis of immunological diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in which complement is consumed at an increased rate, or to detect inborn deficiency. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Low C4 levels have been measured in women with lupus nephritis, C4 deficiency (hereditary), infancy, lupus erythematosus (systemic), angioneurotic edema (hereditary) or glomerulonephritis. (babymed.com)
  • C4-deficient mice shows incomplete clearance of microbial attack and C4-deficiency in human shows increased autoimmune diseases. (adipogen.com)
  • C4 is also used to detect individuals with inborn deficiency of this factor or those with immunologic disease in whom over activation of the immune system causes reduced levels of this complement factor. (personalabs.com)
  • Decreased C4 level is associated with acute systemic lupus erythematosis, glomerulonephritis, immune complex disease, cryoglobulinemia, congenital C4 deficiency and generalized autoimmune disease. (peacenaturopathic.com)
  • This evaluation helps in diagnosis of C4 deficiency and also for investigating patient with an undetectable Total complement level. (apollodiagnostics.in)
  • Conclusion: This study showed serum C3 and C4 complements levels were not changed in iron deficiency anemia. (iranpath.org)
  • C3 and C4 Complement Levels in Iron Deficiency Anemia', Iranian Journal of Pathology , 6(2), pp. 56-62. (iranpath.org)
  • Gene copy-number variations (CNVs) of complement C4 and C4A deficiency in genetic risk and pathogenesis of juvenile dermatomyositis. (cdc.gov)
  • Complement C4A deficiency appears to be an important factor for the genetic risk and pathogenesis of JDM, particularly in patients with a DR3-positive background. (cdc.gov)
  • Low copy numbers of complement C4 and homozygous deficiency of C4A may predispose to severe disease and earlier disease onset in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. (uni-kiel.de)
  • When antibodies are created or released into the body, the complement system will also become activated and assist the antibodies in response to a foreign antigen or even against the body itself ( autoantibodies). (healthtestingcenters.com)
  • Adenovirus (AdV) infection elicits a strong immune response with the production of neutralizing antibodies and opsonization by complement and coagulation factors . (bvsalud.org)
  • The complement system helps or "complements" the ability of antibodies and phagocytic cells to clear pathogens from an organism. (academic.ru)
  • Holland and colleagues performed a gene-set analysis, looking specifically for the complement-related genes that are associated with IQ and schizophrenia. (frontiersin.org)
  • The results, showing that the complement C4 genes are transcribed very efficiently in normal human kidney, suggest a direct role of complement C4 in renal pathogenesis. (scienceopen.com)
  • The gamma block contains approximately 20 known genes including the complement C4 genes. (edu.au)
  • The gamma block can contain between I and 3 tandemly arranged C4 genes. (edu.au)
  • For this reason, and because C4 allotyping is a technically difficult procedure, C4 allotyping is rarely used in MHC disease association studies.The molecular heterogeneity of human C4 genes has not been extensively studied. (edu.au)
  • This high degree of homology and the presence of up to 3 C4 genes on any MHC haplotype makes PCR separation of the C4 genes difficult for subsequent genetic studies. (edu.au)
  • The aim of this study was to extensively characterise the molecular heterogeneity of the human C4 genes and thereby: 1. (edu.au)
  • In contrast to separating the C4 genes, a novel approach whereby the C4 genes were amplified and sequenced simultaneously was applied in this study. (edu.au)
  • Comparison of the C4 genes from different AHs revealed that the C4d region of the C4 a-chain is most polymorphic, but that polymorphic amino acid residues are also present in other regions of C4. (edu.au)
  • In addition, the presence of the isotype specific sequences in exon 26 was confirmed and primers were designed to specifically amplify, and thereby separate, the C4A and C4B genes.Comparison of the C4 gene sequences representing the same C4 allotype revealed that most C4 allotypes are heterogeneous and may be split into several subtypes. (edu.au)
  • In addition, a number of haplospecific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified within the C4 genes. (edu.au)
  • The fourth component of complement (C4) is encoded by two closely linked genes (C4A and C4B) within the MHC. (jci.org)
  • The induction of complement synthesis occurs primarily in liver and in macrophages and is mediated, at least in part, by increased transcription of the complement genes. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Objectives Low copy numbers and deletion of complement C4 genes are potent risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (uni-kiel.de)
  • Conclusions Our findings confirm the important role of complement C4 genes in the development of SLE. (uni-kiel.de)
  • One of the diseases that commonly involves abnormal C4 is systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus, an autoimmune disorder. (rochester.edu)
  • The systemic inflammatory response of the body to invading microorganisms, called sepsis, leads to profound activation of the complement (C3 and C4) system. (springer.com)
  • Complement C4 has been identified a a marker for identifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic, multisystemic, inflammatory disorder affecting joints, nerves, heart, skin, eyes etc with some amount of irreversible damage. (personalabs.com)
  • Complement testing may be ordered by your physician if there is unexplained inflammation or symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus. (icliniq.com)
  • Abnormal levels of C4 can be associated with autoimmune conditions like glomerulonephritis, systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), cryoglobulinemia, or another autoimmune condition. (accesalabs.com)
  • A Complement C4 specific antibody has been precoated onto 96-well plates and blocked. (abcam.com)
  • Standards or test samples are added to the wells and subsequently a Complement C4 specific biotinylated detection antibody is added and then followed by washing with wash buffer. (abcam.com)
  • The alternate pathway occurs when C3, C5, and C9 are activated without participation of C1, C2, and C4 or the presence of antigen-antibody complexes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The efficiency of IgG1 in fixing C4 was not due to a favored binding site on the antibody molecule, since virtually all of the bound C4b was attached to the cells. (rupress.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)
  • One anti-hexon neutralizing antibody , called 9C12, is known to activate the complement cascade, resulting in the deposition of complement component C4b on the capsid , and the neutralization of the virus . (bvsalud.org)
  • In the article, the authors say that microarrays offer "good specificity and sensitivity" and that the use of antibody microarrays has grown recently as researchers "look for high-throughput measurements to complement their transcriptomic capabilities. (genomeweb.com)
  • I. Effect of immunoglobulin isotype on C4 uptake on antibody-sensitized sheep erythrocytes and solid phase immune complexes. (duke.edu)
  • Thirty five sera of infected women with toxoplasmosis by investigation antibody against toxoplasmosis for IgG and IgM by ELISA technique were tested to determine the levels of C3 and C4 by using single radial immunodiffusion technique and compared with the ten of control sera of non infected subjects and non-aborted. (edu.iq)
  • There are currently no images for Complement C4b Antibody (NBP2-31554IR). (novusbio.com)
  • complement - Ehrlich term for the thermolabile substance, normally present in serum, that is destructive to certain bacteria and other cells sensitized by a specific c. fixing antibody. (academic.ru)
  • lectin pathway - a pathway of complement activation initiated in the absence of antibody by the binding of mannose binding lectin (MBL) to carbohydrates on the surface of microorganisms. (academic.ru)
  • The trimer provides a surface for interaction between the antigen-antibody complex and other complement components. (wikipedia.org)
  • Methods: A case-control study was conducted to asses role of complement system during toxoplasmosis in Najaf province. (edu.iq)
  • evening: 106-136 nmol/L, 95% CI).Conclusions:The concentrations of the assessed complement components C4 and C3 as well as CH50 surrogate assay did not yield significantly different values between early morning and evening. (deepdyve.com)
  • Non-enzymatic component of C3 and C5 convertases and thus essential for the propagation of the classical complement pathway. (abcam.com)
  • In a case-control study, we analysed levels of plasma C3, and C4, serum classical pathway haemolytic activity, C4 allotypes and C4 gene numbers in 37 patients with severe chronic periodontitis and in 150 voluntary controls. (diva-portal.org)
  • C4 participates in the classic complement pathway. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The complement system is a part of the larger immune system and three biochemical pathways are present: the classical complement pathway, the alternative pathway, and the mannose-binding lectin pathway. (adipogen.com)
  • C4 plays a central role in the activation of the classical pathway of the complement system. (adipogen.com)
  • The remaining α chain fragment C4b is the major activation product and is an essential subunit of the C3 convertase (C4b2a) and the C5 convertase (C3bC4b2a) enzymes of the classical complement pathway. (adipogen.com)
  • A critical element for activation of classical pathway is C4. (apollodiagnostics.in)
  • C4 is a component of the classical complement pathway and is split by activated C1s to C4a and C4b. (labhos.com)
  • Cleavage of C4 by MASP-2, the initiating protease of the lectin pathway, is a crucial event in the activation of this pathway, preceding the eventual formation of the C3 convertase (C4bC2a) complex on the pathogen surface. (edu.au)
  • These results suggest that polyclonal serum IgA and IgM can also be considered for active therapy in diseases accompanied by the activation of classical complement pathway. (duke.edu)
  • For example, transcription of the C4 complement gene, which plays a crucial role in the complement pathway, is induced in response to acute inflammation or tissue injury. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Alternative complement pathway - The classical and alternative complement pathways. (academic.ru)
  • This gene encodes the acidic form of complement factor 4, part of the classical activation pathway. (wikipedia.org)
  • In its activated form, C4b becomes a subunit of the C3 convertase, which is an enzymatic complex that activates C3 of the classical and lectin complement activation pathways. (adipogen.com)
  • The complement system is fundamental to both innate and adaptive immunity and can be initiated via the classical, lectin or alternative pathways. (edu.au)
  • The complement system is a critical part of teleost immune defences, with complement component C4 forming part of the classical and lectin pathways. (westminster.ac.uk)
  • no difference in plasma concentrations of CRP and levels of C3 and C4 was noted between groups. (springer.com)
  • C4 concentrations before the race were within the normal range and were significantly increased 10 days (T1) into the race. (edu.au)
  • Low serum C4 concentrations: an inherited predisposition to insulin dependent diabetes? (wikipedia.org)
  • Although associated with chronic mucosal infections, C4 deficiencies have not been assessed in adult periodontitis patients. (diva-portal.org)
  • We tested whether complement levels are systemically altered and C4 deficiencies associated with severe chronic periodontitis. (diva-portal.org)
  • Partial C4 gene deficiencies were more frequent in patients than in controls (odds ratio 2.4, 95% confidence interval 1.1-5.5, P = 0.032). (diva-portal.org)
  • C4 gene deficiencies are associated with predisposition to chronic periodontitis. (diva-portal.org)
  • Measurement of the level of the 4th complement component (C4) in serum can aid in the diagnosis of immunological disorders, especially those associated with deficiencies of complement components. (sekisuidiagnostics.com)
  • Complement C3 and C4 play key roles in the main physiological activities of complement system, and their deficiencies or over-expression are associated with many clinical infectious or immunity diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Inappropriate complement activation and complement deficiencies are the underlying cause of the pathophysiology of many diseases. (edu.iq)
  • This is the first demonstration of a recombination event producing a C4 double null haplotype. (jci.org)
  • By measuring complement C4 levels, especially in how they compare with other parts of the complement system, your healthcare provider can diagnose and monitor treatment of certain diseases. (rochester.edu)
  • This test measures all nine components of the complement system, from C1 to C9. (rochester.edu)
  • When your complement system is activated in response to ongoing disease such as lupus, levels usually go down. (rochester.edu)
  • Most commonly ordered, complements C3 and C4 are used to evaluate the complement system for abnormalities that may be causing or contributing to an individuals disease or condition. (healthtestingcenters.com)
  • The complement system also assists the bodies natural defenses. (healthtestingcenters.com)
  • In some individuals the complement system may be uncontrolled as certain components may be deficient, if this occurs it may cause an autoimmune disease or increase the risk of returning bacterial infections. (healthtestingcenters.com)
  • The complement system is an important mechanism for the destruction and removal of foreign materials. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Circulating C3 is synthesized in the liver and comprises 70% of the complement system, but cells in other tissues can also produce C3. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In the human adult, complement functions as an essential pillar of the innate immune system. (frontiersin.org)
  • Risch, Lorenz 2018-06-27 00:00:00 AbstractBackground:The circadian fluctuations in the blood levels of selected components of the complement system are ill-defined. (deepdyve.com)
  • Complement C4 is part of the immune system. (babymed.com)
  • If a patient suffers from certain types of recurring infections, inflammation or edema, C3 and C4 testing can determine if there is an underlying immune system problem. (babymed.com)
  • The complement system in atherosclerosis. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Complement system in coronary heart disease: a review. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Complement C4 is a part of a portion of the immune system known as the complement system. (accesalabs.com)
  • Complement components immunological test system. (fda.gov)
  • The complement system represents an essential part of the innate immune system. (leibniz-hki.de)
  • Complement system - This article is about an aspect of the immune system. (academic.ru)
  • OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not the inherited polymorphism of complement C4 is associated with genetic susceptibility to microvascular complications in IDDM as previously reported. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Our results do not support an association of the inherited polymorphism of complement C4 with genetic susceptibility to microvascular complications in patients with IDDM. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Beyond the impact on the susceptibility for lupus, C4 copy numbers may be related to earlier onset and a more severe course of the disease. (uni-kiel.de)
  • Complement-mediated neutralization of dengue virus requires mannose-binding lectin. (nih.gov)
  • Sim, Edith and Cross, Susan J. (1986) Phenotyping of human complement component-C4, a class-III HLA antigen. (kingston.ac.uk)
  • Evaluation revealed significantly reduced levels of both C4 antigen and C4 hemolytic activity. (jci.org)
  • Abcam's Complement C4 Human in vitro ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Complement C4 levels in urine, milk, saliva, CSF and cell culture supernatants. (abcam.com)
  • Both C3 and C4 were measured using frozen serum specimens by immunoturbidimetric assay. (ahajournals.org)
  • For the quantitative determination of human complement C4 (4th complement component) in serum by immunoturbidimetric assay. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • The precision for the K - ASSAY ® Complement C4 assay was determined using packaged reagents, pooled human serum, and a Hitachi 717 analyzer. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • A comparison of the K - ASSAY ® Complement C4 assay and an INCSTAR Complement C4 Test Kit was performed using a Hitachi 717. (kamiyabiomedical.com)
  • The C4 and C3 serum levels were measured on a Cobas (Roche Diagnostics, Switzerland) modular analyzer, CH50 was estimated using the COMPL300 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) of Wieslab (Malmö, Sweden). (deepdyve.com)
  • Changes in complement levels may reflect chronic, recurring inflammation. (diva-portal.org)
  • The alpha chain may be cleaved to release C4 anaphylatoxin, a mediator of local inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • C4 allotype frequencies were compared between patients and healthy control subjects. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • No differences were observed in C4 allotype distribution between patients with and without nephropathy or retinopathy. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Closely related to Component C3, C4 is a genetic element coded during the earliest stages of life. (babymed.com)
  • Our study is the first GWAS report which shows genetic components influence the levels of complement C3 and C4. (cdc.gov)
  • We assess gene copy-number variations (CNVs) for complement C4 and its isotypes, C4A and C4B, in genetic risks and pathogenesis of JDM. (cdc.gov)
  • The C1-complex now binds to and splits C2 and C4 producing C2a and C4b. (adipogen.com)
  • It binds complement components C3b and C4b, mediating phagocytosis by granulocytes and monocytes. (healthweblognews.info)
  • Human monoclonal IgG isotypes differ in complement activating function at the level of C4 as well as C1q. (rupress.org)
  • Complement C4 exists as two isotypes, C4A (acidic) and C4B (basic). (adipogen.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS These data confirm previous reports of an association between the C4 null allele C4AQ0 and IDDM. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • C4 (complement 4) produces a null allele at on locus C4AQ. (wikipedia.org)
  • The aim of this study was to elucidate the optimal conditions for phosphorylation of the human complement component C4, identify phosphorylation site in the molecule and to investigate possible impact on the functions of phosphorylated C4. (diva-portal.org)
  • The complete exon-intron structure of a human complement component C4A gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • determine the extent of human C4 gene polymorphism 2. (edu.au)
  • Derived from proteolytic degradation of complement C4, C4a anaphylatoxin is a mediator of local inflammatory process. (abcam.com)
  • Using two different models, Ab-sensitized SRBC and BSA-anti BSA solid phase immune complexes, we have examined the complement inhibitory capacity of three Ig classes (IgG, IgM, IgA) focussing on inhibition of C4 uptake. (duke.edu)
  • A. fumigatus culture supernatant efficiently cleaved complement components C3, C4, C5, and C1q as well as immunoglobulin G. Secretome analysis and protease inhibitor studies identified the secreted alkaline protease Alp1, which is present in large amounts in the culture supernatant, as the central molecule responsible for this cleavage. (leibniz-hki.de)
  • and automatic reflex to complement C 1 esterase inhibitor, functional (at additional charge) if the C 1 esterase inhibitor result is ≥21 mg/dL. (labcorp.com)
  • The profile begins with complement C 4 and complement C 1 esterase inhibitor with reflexing, if required, to complement C 1 esterase inhibitor, functional to distinguish HAE type I from type II. (labcorp.com)
  • Association of serum complement (C3, C4) and immunoglobulin (IgG, IgM) levels with hormone replacement therapy in healthy post-menopausal women. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Analysis of immunoglobulin, complements and CRP levels in serum of captive northern pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonina). (semanticscholar.org)
  • Regulation of complement activity by immunoglobulin. (duke.edu)
  • In the work by Holland and colleagues, they expand on previous research demonstrating a link between complement and pathogenesis of schizophrenia ( 1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Two SNPs (rs2075799 and rs2857009) were located 5' and 3' of C4 gene. (cdc.gov)
  • Association of serum C4 levels with SNPs at 6p21.3. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, we performed a TaqMan based analysis of three lupus-associated single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located inside the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) to investigate the independence of complement C4 in association with SLE. (uni-kiel.de)
  • Your healthcare provider may also order a total complement activity test, or CH50. (rochester.edu)
  • IgG was measured using nephelometry (Siemens, Germany).Results:With the exception of higher PTH levels in the evening [3.12-5.46, 95% confidence interval (CI)] compared to the morning (2.93-4.65, 95% CI), the mean and median values of C4, C3, CH50 as well as CRP, PTH and 25(OH)vitamin D fell within the established reference intervals. (deepdyve.com)
  • Complement factor C4 is a nearby, polymorphic, functionally relevant gene region. (diva-portal.org)
  • In models adjusted for age, race, menopausal status and BMI, C3 was independently associated with higher levels of log PAI-1 (β(SE)=0.01(0.003), P value=0.001) and tPA (β(SE)=0.04(0.01), P value=0.0003) while C4 was independently associated with higher levels of log factor VIIc (β(SE)=0.01(0.005), P value=0.04) and fibrinogen (β(SE)=2.80(0.95), P value=0.005). (ahajournals.org)
  • Complementary DNA (cDNA) probes were used to investigate the extrahepatic production of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-linked complement components C4, factor B and C2 in various normal human tissues. (scienceopen.com)
  • Complement factor 3 is associated with insulin resistance and with incident type 2 diabetes over a 7-year follow-up period: the CODAM Study. (semanticscholar.org)
  • In contrast, phosphorylation did not affect the cleavage of C4 by Factor I. Furthermore, no difference was seen when phosphorylated and unphosphorylated C4 was incubated with [2-3H]glycine and [2-3H]glycerol. (diva-portal.org)
  • Recognition of the E-C4 element from the C4 complement gene promoter by the upstream stimulatory factor-1 transcription factor. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Following N-terminal microsequencing and subsequent isolation of the corresponding cDNA, the factor binding the E-C4 element was identified as upstream stimulatory factor-1 (USF-1), a basic helix-loop-helix-leucine zipper transcription factor. (ox.ac.uk)
  • A. fumigatus conidia but not hyphae bind to their surface host complement regulators factor H, FHL-1, and CFHR1, which control complement activation. (leibniz-hki.de)
  • C4 nephritic factor in a patient with chronic glomerulonephritis. (biomedsearch.com)
  • C4 nephritic factor (C4NeF) was found in the serum of a patient with chronic glomerulonephritis, whose C3 level was quite low (less than 1% of normal). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Further tests revealed a decreased serum concentration of complement components C3 and particularly C4, and markedly raised concentration of rheumatoid factor. (mja.com.au)
  • Some authors found nadir serum levels of C4 and C3 components, together with C3a at nighttime, while others reported insomnia when pro-inflammatory components exhibited increased serum levels. (deepdyve.com)
  • The principal neutrophil integrin, CD11b/CD18 (Mac-1, α M β 2 ), is crucially involved in neutrophil aggregation and also acts as phagocytic complement receptor type 3 ( 2 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • Seven polymorphic amino acids were found to account for the different migration rates of the C4 allotypes analysed in this study. (edu.au)
  • The levels of complement C3 and C4 components were determined in non-indigenous (creoles) and indigenous (Warao) populations , the latter with an extremely high tuberculosis (TB) rate. (bvsalud.org)
  • The molecular mass of C4 is 204 kDa and it consists of 3 domains: α (97kDa), β (75 kDa) and g (33 kDa). (labhos.com)
  • determine if common C4 allotypes can be subtyped on a molecular basis 5. (edu.au)
  • In routine check-ups, most doctors will check levels of anti-double stranded DNA and complement components C3 and C4,' says Ignacio Sanz, MD, a rheumatologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and chair of the research committee for the Lupus Foundation of America. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The results obtained with lung, where C2 mRNA was found but no C4 mRNA, further indicate an independent, tissue-specific regulation of the class III gene expression. (scienceopen.com)
  • The implications of USF-1 phosphorylation for C4 complement gene expression and transcription regulation are discussed. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The involvement of these cells in complement production and regulation has not been well documented. (elsevier.com)
  • To get a C4 blood test near you, just order online and get your blood drawn at the selected Quest Diagnostics location. (accesalabs.com)
  • Patients suffering from SLE, Immune complex disease and hereditary angioedema are found to have decreased levels of C4. (apollodiagnostics.in)
  • 1 ). They outline an important investigation highlighting the link between complement gene expression and IQ, in both schizophrenic patients and healthy controls. (frontiersin.org)
  • The study demonstrated a broad association between variations in complement gene expression and perturbed neurodevelopment. (frontiersin.org)
  • Activation of complement gene expression plays a major role in the response to antigenic challenge. (ox.ac.uk)
  • RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We determined C4 phenotypes in 241 patients with IDDM and 140 healthy control subjects by agarose gel electrophoresis and immunoprecipitation. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Rivaroxaban limits complement activation compared with warfarin in antiphospholipid syndrome patients with venous thromboembolism. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Serum C3, and C4 were measured in case and control subjects with nephlometry method, finally comparison between result of patients group and control group was done with using suitable statistical test. (iranpath.org)
  • The study of these parameters carried out in 15 Warao subjects with active infection , before and after anti-TB chemotherapy ,statisticallyconfirmedthat the effective chemotherapy did not restore normal levels of the complement C3 and C4 components among Warao patients . (bvsalud.org)
  • Methods We genotyped the C4 gene locus using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based TaqMan assays in 169 patients with SLE classified according to the 1997 revised American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria and in 520 matched controls. (uni-kiel.de)