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.

Complement activation and expression of membrane regulators in the middle ear mucosa in otitis media with effusion. (1/225)

The aetiopathogenesis of chronic otitis media with effusion (OME) in children is not yet fully understood. OME is characterized by metaplasia of the epithelium and accumulation of sticky, glue-like effusion in the middle ear containing different mediators of inflammation, including activation fragments of the complement system. Here we examined whether the fluid phase complement activation is reflected in the middle ear mucosa and how the mucosa is protected against the cytolytic activity of complement. Mucosal biopsies from 18 middle ears of children with a history of chronic OME were taken. The biopsies were analysed by immunofluorescence microscopy after staining for complement fragments iC3b/C3c, C3d and C9, and regulators membrane cofactor protein (MCP; CD46), decay-accelerating factor (DAF; CD55) and protectin (CD59). There was a strong staining for iC3b/C3c, and a weaker one for C3d and C9 on the surface of the middle ear epithelial cells of OME patients but not in controls without OME. MCP was expressed on the hyperplastic three to four outer cell layers of the epithelium, while CD59 was expressed throughout the middle ear mucosa. The results suggest a strong ongoing complement activation and consequent inflammation in the middle ear cavity. Unrestricted complement damage of the epithelial lining is prevented by the strong expression of MCP and CD59.  (+info)

Function of the factor I modules (FIMS) of human complement component C6. (2/225)

In order to elucidate the function of complement component C6, truncated C6 molecules were expressed recombinantly. These were either deleted of the factor I modules (FIMs) (C6des-748-913) or both complement control protein (CCP) modules and FIMs (C6des-611-913). C6des-748-913 exhibited approximately 60-70% of the hemolytic activity of full-length C6 when assayed for Alternative Pathway activity, but when measured for the Classical Pathway, C6des-748-914 was only 4-6% as effective as C6. The activity difference between C6 and C6des-748-913 for the two complement pathways can be explained by a greater stability of newly formed metastable C5b* when produced by the Alternative Pathway compared with that made by the Classical Pathway. The half-lives of metastable C5b* and the decay of (125)I-C5b measured from cells used to activate the Alternative Pathway were found to be about 5-12-fold longer than those same parameters derived from cells that had activated the Classical Pathway. (125)I-C5 binds reversibly to C6 in an ionic strength-dependent fashion, but (125)I-C5 binds only weakly to C6des-FIMs and not at all to C6des-CCP/FIMs. Therefore, although the FIMs are not required absolutely for C6 activity, these modules promote interaction of C6 with C5 enabling a more efficient bimolecular coupling ultimately leading to the formation of the C5b-6 complex.  (+info)

On the mechanism of cytolysis by complement: evidence on insertion of C5b and C7 subunits of the C5b,6,7 complex into phospholipid bilayers of erythrocyte membranes. (3/225)

The doughnut hypothesis of cytolysis by complement [Mayer, M. M. (1972) Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 69, 2954-2958] describes an annular structure made up of C5b-9 (complement factors C5b, C6, C7, C8, and C9) which becomes inserted in the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane, thus creating a hole. We now present initial explorations of this hypothesis. EAC1-6 and EAC1-7 (sheep erythrocytes carrying rabbit antibody and complement factors C1 through C6 or C1 through C7, respectively), prepared with either 125I-C3 or 125I-C5 were incubated with trypsin and the release of bound 125I was measured. In the case of 125I-C3, all of the radioactivity was released by trypsin from both intermediates. With 125I-C5, trypsin released all of the 125I from EAC1-6, but only 40-55% from EAC1-7. Possible reasons for resistance of the C5b subunit in EAC1-7 to tryptic digestion are discussed; in terms of the doughnut hypothesis it would be due to shielding by lipid molecules as a consequence of insertion into the lipid bilayer. In accord with this interpretation we have also found that C5b in EAC1-7, but not in EAC1-6, resists elution by 0.3 M NaC1. Similarly, we have found that 125I-C7 in EAC1-7 resists stripping by trypsin. Hence, we now propose the hypothesis that hydrophobic polypeptide chains from the C5b and the C7 subunits of C5b,6,7 complex become inserted in the phospholipid bilayer and that subsequent reactions with C8 and C9 open a channel across the membrane.  (+info)

Increased ion permeability of planar lipid bilayer membranes after treatment with the C5b-9 cytolytic attack mechanism of complement. (4/225)

The ion permeability of planar lipid bilayers, as measured electrically, was found to increase modestly upon treatment with purified complement complex C5b,6 and complement components C7 and C8. The subsequent addition C9 greatly amplified this change. No permeability changes occurred when components were added individually to the membrane, or when they were used in paired combinations, or when C5b, C7, C8, and C9 were admixed prior to addition. Thus, there is a significant parallel between the permeability changes induced in the model membrane and damage produced in biological membranes by the C5b-9 complement attack sequence. The efficiency of membrane action by C5b-9 was critically dependent on the order in whcih components were added to the membrane. There were also differences in the electrical properties of membranes treated with C5b-8 and C5b-9, though in both cases the enhanced bilayer permeability is best attributed to the formation of trans-membrane channels. Collectively, the data are consistent with the hypothesis that the mechanism of membrane action by complement involves the production of a stable channel across the lipid bilayer, resulting in cell death by colloid-osmotic lysis.  (+info)

Molecular aspects of complement-mediated bacterial killing. Periplasmic conversion of C9 from a protoxin to a toxin. (5/225)

As part of the membrane attack complex complement protein C9 is responsible for direct killing of bacteria. Here we show that in the periplasmic space of an Escherichia coli cell C9 is converted from a protoxin to a toxin by periplasmic conditions missing in spheroplasts. This conversion is independent of the pathway by which C9 enters the periplasm. Both, C9 shocked into the periplasm and plasmid-expressed C9 targeted to the periplasm via a signal sequence are toxic. Toxicity requires disulfide-linked C9 because export into the periplasm of cells defective in disulfide bond synthesis (dsbA and dsbB mutants) is not toxic unless N-acetylcysteine is added externally to promote cystines. A N-terminal fragment, C9[1-144], is not toxic nor is cytoplasmically expressed C9, even in trxB mutants that are able to form disulfide bonds in the cytoplasm. Importantly, expression of full-length C9 in complement-resistant cells has no effect on their viability. Expression and translocation into the periplasm may provide a novel model to identify molecular mechanisms of other bactericidal disulfide-linked proteins and to investigate the nature of bacterial complement resistance.  (+info)

Acute phase proteins and C9 in patients with Behcet's syndrome and aphthous ulcers. (6/225)

Estimation of the concentration of C9, C-reactive protein (CRP) and alpha1-antitrypsin in forty sera from patients with Behcet's syndrome and recurrent oral ulcers showed significantly increased amounts of C9 and CRP in Behcet's syndrome. The concentration of C9 was also significantly raised in recurrent oral ulceration, though to a lesser extent than in Behcet's syndrome. The assay C9 and CRP might be useful in the differential diagnosis of Behcet's syndrome, especially from recurrent oral ulcers. It is suggested that during epithelial inflammation in recurrent oral ulcers some of the acute phase proteins are increased and in some patients these may modulate the immunological mechanism in such a way as to induce a transition from focal oral ulceration to the multifocal Behcet's syndrome.  (+info)

Free radicals upregulate complement expression in rabbit isolated heart. (7/225)

Both free radicals and complement activation can injure tissue. Our study determined whether free radicals alter complement production by the myocardium. Isolated hearts from New Zealand White rabbits were perfused on a Langendorff apparatus and exposed to xanthine (X; 100 microM) plus xanthine oxidase (XO; 8 mU/ml) (X/XO). The free radical-generating system significantly (P < 0.05) increased C1q and also increased C1r, C3, C8, and C9 transcription compared with controls. Immunohistological examination revealed augmented membrane attack complex deposition on X/XO-treated tissue. X/XO-treated hearts also exhibited significant (P < 0.05) increases in coronary perfusion pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and a decrease in left-ventricular developed pressure. N-(2-mercaptopropionyl)-glycine (3 mM), in conjunction with the superoxide dismutase mimetic SC-52608 (100 microM), significantly (P < 0.05) reduced the upregulation of C1q, C1r, C3, C8, and C9 mRNA expression elicited by X/XO. The antioxidants also ameliorated the deterioration in function caused by X/XO. Local complement activation may represent a mechanism by which free radicals mediate tissue injury.  (+info)

CD59 protects rat kidney from complement mediated injury in collaboration with crry. (8/225)

BACKGROUND: As previously reported, the membrane-bound complement regulator at the C3 level (Crry/p65) is important in maintaining normal integrity of the kidney in rats. However, the role of a complement regulator at the C8/9 level (CD59) is not clear, especially when activation of complement occurs at the C3 level. The aim of this work was to elucidate the in vivo role of CD59 under C3 activating conditions. METHODS: Two monoclonal antibodies, 5I2 and 6D1, were used to suppress the function of Crry and CD59, respectively. In order to activate alternative the pathway of complement, the left kidney was perfused with 5I2 and/or 6D1 and was recirculated. RESULTS: In the kidneys perfused with 5I2 alone, deposition of C3 and membrane attack complex (MAC) was observed in the peritubular capillaries, vasa recta, and tubular basement membranes. Cast formation, tubular dilation and degeneration, and cellular infiltration were observed at days 1 and 4, and they recovered by day 7. Further suppression of CD59 by 6D1 significantly enhanced the deposition of MAC and worsened the already exacerbated tubulointerstitial injury. These effects of 6D1 were dose dependent. Perfusion with 6D1 alone did not induce histologic damage or MAC deposition in the tubulointerstitium. CONCLUSIONS: In rats, CD59 maintains normal integrity of the kidney in collaboration with Crry in rats against complement-mediated damage in vivo.  (+info)

The membrane attack complex (MAC) or terminal complement complex (TCC) is a structure typically formed on the surface of pathogen cell membranes as a result of the activation of the hosts complement system, and as such is one of the effector proteins of the immune system. The membrane-attack complex (MAC) forms transmembrane channels. These channels disrupt the cell membrane of target cells, leading to cell lysis and death.[1][2][3] Active MAC is composed of the subunits C5b, C6, C7, C8 and several C9 molecules. A number of proteins participate in the assembly of the MAC. Freshly activated C5b binds to C6 to form a C5b-6 complex, then to C7 forming the C5b-6-7 complex. The C5b-6-7 complex binds to C8, which is composed of three chains (alpha, beta, and gamma), thus forming the C5b-6-7-8 complex. C5b-6-7-8 subsequently binds to C9[4][5][6] and acts as a catalyst in the polymerization of C9. ...
A novel cell surface antigen has been identified on a wide range of lymphoid cells and erythrocytes. A mAb YTH 53.1 (CD59) against this antigen enhanced the lysis of human red cells and lymphocytes by homologous complement. Studies of reactive lysis using different species of C56, and of whole serum used as a source of C7-9, indicated that the inhibitory activity of the CD59 antigen is directed towards the homologous membrane attack complex. CD59 antigen was purified from human urine and erythrocyte stroma by affinity chromatography using the mAb YTH 53.1 immobilized on Sepharose, and, following transient expression of a human T cell cDNA library in COS cells, the corresponding cDNA also identified using the antibody. It was found that the CD59 antigen is a small protein (approximately 20 kD as judged by SDS-PAGE, 11.5 kD predicted from the isolated cDNA) sometimes associated with larger components (45 and 80 kD) in urine. The sequence of CD59 antigen is unlike that of other complement ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Molecular organization of C9 within the membrane attack complex of complement. Induction of circular C9 polymerization by the C5b-8 assembly. AU - Podack, E. R.. AU - Tschoop, J.. AU - Muller-Eberhard, H. J.. PY - 1982. Y1 - 1982. N2 - Evidence has been presented suggesting that during assembly of the membrane attack complex (MAC) of complement, the C5b-8 complex induces polymerization of C9. The C9 polymer was detected by sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) gel electrophoresis of MAC isolated from complement-lysed erythrocytes. It resembled the previously described polymerized C9 (poly C9) produced from isolated monomeric C9 by prolonged incubation at 37° C in that it was resistant to dissociation by SDS and reducing agents and had an apparent molecular weight of ~1.1 million. The presence of poly C9 in the MAC was further supported by the expression of identical neoantigens by the MAC and poly C9 and by the high C9 content of the MAC relative to its other constituents. Isolated C8 in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The membrane attack complex of complement. T2 - Relation of C7 to the metastable membrane binding site of the intermediate complex C5b-7. AU - Preissner, K. T.. AU - Podack, E. R.. AU - Muller-Eberhard, H. J.. PY - 1985/1/1. Y1 - 1985/1/1. N2 - Isolated C7 (m.w. 120,000) in 1% deoxycholate (DOC) forms dimers with an apparent m.w. of 230,000 and a DOC-binding capacity of 82 mol per mol of dimer. Dimerization of C7 also occurs in the presence of DOC-phospholipid mixed micelles and eventuates in the insertion of C7 dimers into the lipid bilayer upon the removal of the detergent, C5b-7 complex formation in the fluid phase or on lipid vesicles likewise involves polymerization, C5b-7 sedimented with 17-40S, which suggests a dimeric to hexameric composition. In avidin-biotin binding experiments in which two differentially labeled forms of C5b,6 (biotinyl 125I-C5b,6, and 131I-C5b,6) were used in equimolar amounts to assemble C5b-7, more than 50% of the biotinyl 125I-C5b,6-containing ...
Diatec Monoclonals offers an excellent monoclonal antibody against human C5b-9, the Terminal Complement Complex (TCC). The antibody is produced in vitro by the aE11 hybridoma and purified with protein A to a purity more than 98%.. This antibody recognizes C5b-9, the terminal complement complex (TCC). TCC consist of C5b, C6, C7, C8 and C9 and contains neoantigens that are absent from the individual native components.. aE11 produces monoclonal antibodies against neoantigens of both membrane bound (MAC) and fluid phase (SC5b-9) complexes. This antibody is directed against a neoepitope exposed in C9 when incorporated into the terminal complement complex (TCC). For research customers we ask you to contact our international distributor:. BioPorto Diagnostics. If you are in need of larger amounts of C5b-9 (,20 mg), please contact us direct.. ...
Clone REA496 recognizes the human CD59 antigen, a 20 kDa LY-6 like protein, which regulates the action of the complement membrane attack complex on homologous cells. This glycoprotein is widely distributed on the membranes of human erythrocytes and leukocytes. CD59, also known as protectin, was observed in vascular endothelia throughout the body, in extravascular tissues, and was also found in ductal epithelia of pancreatic, biliary and salivary systems, bronchi, and kidney collecting ducts. Furthermore, CD59 is expressed in the epidermis and in the syncytiotrophoblast of placenta.Additional information: Clone REA496 displays negligible binding to Fc receptors. | USA
Understanding tumor resistance to T cell immunotherapies is critical to improve patient outcomes. Our study revealed a role for transcriptional suppression of the tumor-intrinsic HLA class I (HLA-I) antigen processing and presentation machinery (APM) in therapy resistance. Low HLA-I APM mRNA levels in melanoma metastases prior to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) correlated with non-responsiveness to therapy and poor clinical outcome. Patient-derived melanoma cells with silenced HLA-I APM escaped recognition by autologous CD8+ T cells. However, targeted activation of the innate immunoreceptor RIG-I initiated de novo HLA-I APM transcription thereby overcoming T cell resistance. Antigen presentation was restored in interferon (IFN)-sensitive but also immunoedited IFN-resistant melanoma models through RIG-I-dependent stimulation of an IFN-independent salvage pathway involving IRF1 and IRF3. Likewise, enhanced HLA-I APM expression was detected in RIG-I (DDX58)-high melanoma biopsies, correlating with ...
Herein reported is the case of a 15-year-old female without a relevant medical history, who developed severe headaches, speech problems, dizziness, weakness, inability to walk, depressed consciousness, confusion, amnesia and vomiting, 14 days after receiving her first qHPV vaccine injection. After the second vaccine booster, her symptoms worsened and she expired 15 days later. Autopsy revealed cerebral oedema and cerebellar herniation indicative of a focally disrupted blood-brain barrier.. There was no evidence of an active brain infection. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) examination of the brainstem, hippocampus and the cerebellum showed prominent infiltration of T-lymphocytes and macrophages in all brain areas examined. Notably, marked activation of the complement membrane attack complex (MAC) was detected in the cerebellar Purkinje cells, hippocampal neurons and portions of the brainstem. This pattern of MAC activation in the absence of an active brain infection indicates an abnormal triggering of ...
Regenesance is developing nanoparticle formulations of inhibitors of the complement membrane attack complex (MAC) for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.
Constituent of the membrane attack complex (MAC) that plays a key role in the innate and adaptive immune response by forming pores in the plasma membrane of target cells (PubMed:9634479, PubMed:9212048, PubMed:26841934). C9 is the pore-forming subunit of the MAC (PubMed:4055801, PubMed:26841934, PubMed:30111885).
Constituent of the membrane attack complex (MAC) that plays a key role in the innate and adaptive immune response by forming pores in the plasma membrane of target cells.
Die genetische Anfälligkeit für Meningokokken-Infektionen liegt vor allem in Störungen des Komplementsystems begründet, vor allem der terminale membrane attack complex (MAC), der von C8 und C9 gebildet wird, aber auch Teile des Komplementsystems, die die Bildung des MAC steuern, können betroffen sein (C3, C5, C6, C7).. ...
Name:C.I.Reactive Black 8,C.I.18207 Molecular Structure: Single azo,Metal Complexes C.I.Reactive Black 8,C.I.18207,CAS 12225-26-2,656.90,C19H11ClN8Na2O10S2,Reactive Black K-BR,Black HN C.I.Reactive Black 8,C.I.18207,CAS 12225-26-2,656.90,C19H11ClN8Na2O10S2,Reactive Black K-BR,Black HN Molecular Formula:C19H11ClN8Na2O10S2 Molecular Weight: CAS Registry Number:12225-26-2
Complement component C9 binds to the C5b-8 complex as the final protein of the membrane attack complex. After binding, it undergoes a conformational change and inserts itself into the cell membrane, forming transmembrane channels.
Isolated C7 (m.w. 120,000) in 1% deoxycholate (DOC) forms dimers with an apparent m.w. of 230,000 and a DOC-binding capacity of 82 mol per mol of dimer. Dimerization of C7 also occurs in the presence of DOC-phospholipid mixed micelles and eventuates in the insertion of C7 dimers into the lipid bilayer upon the removal of the detergent. C5b-7 complex formation in the fluid phase or on lipid vesicles likewise involves polymerization. C5b-7 sedimented with 17-40S, which suggests a dimeric to hexameric composition. In avidin-biotin binding experiments in which two differentially labeled forms of C5b,6 (biotinyl 125I-C5b,6, and 131I-C5b,6) were used in equimolar amounts to assemble C5b-7, more than 50% of the biotinyl 125I-C5b,6-containing complexes also contained 131I label; again suggesting that C5b-7 consisted of oligomers rather than monomers. The conformation of C7 in C5b-7 and in dimeric C7 appeared similar by the following criteria. On formation of C5b-7 from C5b,6 and C7, a 20% increase in ...
Complement C7: A 93-kDa serum glycoprotein encoded by C7 gene. It is a polypeptide chain with 28 disulfide bridges. In the formation of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX; C7 is the next component to bind the C5b-6 complex forming a trimolecular complex C5b-7 which is lipophilic, resembles an integral membrane protein, and serves as an anchor for the late complement components, C8 and C9.
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Complement C6, 50 µg. C6 is a component of complement cascade. It is part of the membrane attack complex which can insert into the cell membrane and cause cell to lyse.
A direct quantitative relationship has been demonstrated between the number of cell bound C4,2 complexes or C5 molecules and the number of ultrastructural lesions visualized on the cell membrane subsequent to immune hemolysis. When bound C4,2 complexes exceeded bound C5 molecules, the number of ultrastructural lesions seen corresponded to the number of C5 molecules. However, in the reverse situation, with bound C5 molecules in excess of bound C4,2 complexes, the latter determined the number of lesions. During the complement-reaction sequence, the lesions first became visible in the nonlytic intermediate complex EAC1,4,2,3,5 and their number was unaffected when lysis was induced by C6-C9. Since the lesions were also demonstrable on the intermediate complex EC5,6,7, it is concluded that the protein C5 is responsible for their production. Once formed, the physical presence of the C5 molecule is no longer required for the manifestation of the lesions as indicated by persistence of lesions after ...
Granulocytic infiltrate occurs in the absence of demyelination, terminal complement complex formation, and overt tissue destruction in NMO white matter. a H&
The complement system (Chap. 308) consists of a group of serum proteins functioning as a cooperative, self-regulating cascade of enzymes that adhere to- and in some cases disrupt-the surface of invading organisms. Some of these surface-adherent proteins (e.g., C3b) can then act as opsonins for destruction of microbes by phagocytes. The later, terminal components (C7, C8, and C9) can directly kill some bacterial invaders (notably, many of the neisseriae) by forming a membrane attack complex and disrupting the integrity of the bacterial membrane, thus causing bacteriolysis. ...
Membrane attack complex (MAC) is formed under the combined stimulation of amyloid beta (Aβ) and normal human serum (NHS), immunolabeled with a monoclonal mouse anti-human C5b-9 antibody and subsequently visualized by Cy3 (red). RPE cell nuclei are counter-stained with DAPI. Scale bars: 20 μm. See full article online. Read More ...
|strong|Mouse anti Human CD59 antibody, clone MEM-43|/strong| recognizes CD59, a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchored membrane protein also known as membrane attack complex inhibition factor. …
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Background In the rat brain, a single intracerebroventricular injection of neuraminidase from Clostridium perfringens induces ependymal detachment and death. This injury occurs before the infiltration of inflammatory blood cells; some reports implicate the complement system as a cause of these injuries. Here, we set out to test the role of complement. Methods The assembly of the complement membrane attack complex on the ependymal epithelium of rats injected with neuraminidase was analyzed by immunohistochemistry. Complement activation, triggered by neuraminidase, and the participation of different activation pathways were analyzed by Western blot. In vitro studies used primary cultures of ependymal cells and explants of the septal ventricular wall. In these models, ependymal cells were exposed to neuraminidase in the presence or absence of complement, and their viability was assessed by observing beating of cilia or by trypan blue staining. The role of complement in ependymal damage induced by ...
C2 domain second repeat found in Multiple C2 domain and Transmembrane region Proteins (MCTP). MCTPs are involved in Ca2+ signaling at the membrane. MCTP is composed of a variable N-terminal sequence, three C2 domains, two transmembrane regions (TMRs), and a short C-terminal sequence. It is one of four protein classes that are anchored to membranes via a transmembrane region; the others being synaptotagmins, extended synaptotagmins, and ferlins. MCTPs are the only membrane-bound C2 domain proteins that contain two functional TMRs. MCTPs are unique in that they bind Ca2+ but not phospholipids. C2 domains fold into an 8-standed beta-sandwich that can adopt 2 structural arrangements: Type I and Type II, distinguished by a circular permutation involving their N- and C-terminal beta strands. Many C2 domains are Ca2+-dependent membrane-targeting modules that bind a wide variety of substances including bind phospholipids, inositol polyphosphates, and intracellular proteins. Most C2 domain proteins are ...
C2 domain fourth repeat found in Multiple C2 domain and Transmembrane region Proteins (MCTP); plant subset. MCTPs are involved in Ca2+ signaling at the membrane. Plant-MCTPs are composed of a variable N-terminal sequence, four C2 domains, two transmembrane regions (TMRs), and a short C-terminal sequence. It is one of four protein classes that are anchored to membranes via a transmembrane region; the others being synaptotagmins, extended synaptotagmins, and ferlins. MCTPs are the only membrane-bound C2 domain proteins that contain two functional TMRs. MCTPs are unique in that they bind Ca2+ but not phospholipids. C2 domains fold into an 8-standed beta-sandwich that can adopt 2 structural arrangements: Type I and Type II, distinguished by a circular permutation involving their N- and C-terminal beta strands. Many C2 domains are Ca2+-dependent membrane-targeting modules that bind a wide variety of substances including bind phospholipids, inositol polyphosphates, and intracellular proteins. Most C2 ...
In this webinar, Mark Dysinger, M.S., Development Scientist III fromAlexion Pharmaceuticals will present A Gyrolab Assay for the Quantitation of Free Complement Protein C5a in Human Plasma.
Dr. Elias Reichel, of Tufts University School of Medicine and a founder of Hemera Biosciences, Inc., of Boston, MA, presented on a new approach to treating the dry form of age-related macula degeneration. His paper was based on the research being done by Hemera Biosciences on HMR59, a naturally occurring protein that protects retinal cells from damage by MAC (Membrane Attack Complex), that can be delivered for long-lasting activity via a gene therapy approach. ...
The Membrane Attack Complex permits inner membrane degradation by human Group IIA secreted phospholipase A2 to enhance killing of Gram-negative bacteria ...
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For performing VDRL of serum , we heat serum to inactivate complement proteins which may otherwise interfere , but why dont we do same for CSF even though it too has complement proteins in it?. Is it because of lesser stability of WBCs in CSF( which is hypotonic) and on heating may rupture to release cardiolipin? But I cant comprehend how its worse than having complement proteins?. ...
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It was Mihikas low weight that prompted doctors to operate on her right in the NICU. The journey from her hospital room to the operation theatre could be fatal for such micro-preemies due to the difference in temperature, said Dr Mohanty. Hence, the team of surgeons and anesthetists gathered in Mishikas room to fix the hole in her heart vessels. It wasnt an open heart surgery, but it was a difficult procedure because no instruments are designed for operation on such small children, he said. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Quantitation of activation of the human terminal complement pathway by ELISA. AU - Sanders, Martin E.. AU - Schmetz, Mark A.. AU - Hammer, Carl H.. AU - Frank, Michael M.. AU - Joiner, Keith A.. PY - 1985/12/27. Y1 - 1985/12/27. N2 - We have devised an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to quantitate fluid phase terminal complement pathway activation. Upon activation to form C5b-9, terminal complement components express neoantigens not present in the unassembled individual components. Expression of one of these neoantigens occurs at the step of C9 activation. C9 neoantigen is present in fluid phase SC5b-9 complexes, membrane-bound MC5b-9 complexes, and in vitro polymerized C9. Under physiologic conditions, the presence of C9 neoantigen indicates that the terminal complement pathway is activated through the terminal component C9. In our assay for C9 neoantigen, we used rabbit antiserum to polymerized C9 rendered specific for C9 neoantigen c determinants by serial absorption ...
The C5b-9 complex (Terminal Complement Complex-TCC) is the final product of the terminal complement pathway. In this study, using the monoclonal antibody MCaE11 (specific for a C9 neoantigen) and an immunohistochemical technique, we examined the TCC deposits in synovial tissues from 4 patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 6 patients affected by osteoarthritis (OA). Synovial tissues from 8 patients affected by acute joint trauma were examined as controls. Furthermore, plasma TCC levels were measured in 44 RA patients and 51 controls, using the above mentioned antibody and a sandwich ELISA. Eight synovial fluids were also included in this study. Abundant TCC deposits were detected in the cytoplasm of the synovial lining cells and of large stromal mononuclear cells in all the RA and in 3 out of 6 OA synovial tissues characterized by histological signs of inflammation. No TCC deposits were found in non-inflamed synovial tissues from patients with joint trauma. In agreement with previous ...
The complement system is a crucial mediator of inflammation and cell lysis after cerebral ischemia. However, there is little information about the exact contribution of the membrane attack complex (MAC) and its inhibitor-protein CD59. Transient focal cerebral ischemia was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in young male and female CD59a knockout and wild-type mice. Two models of MCAO were applied: 60 min MCAO and 48 h reperfusion, as well as 30 min MCAO and 72 h reperfusion. CD59a knockout animals were compared to wild-type animals in terms of infarct size, edema, neurological deficit, and cell death. CD59a-deficiency in male mice caused significantly increased infarct volumes and brain swelling when compared to wild-type mice at 72 h after 30 min-occlusion time, whereas no significant difference was observed after 1 h-MCAO. Moreover, CD59a-deficient mice had impaired neurological function when compared to wild-type mice after 30 min MCAO. We conclude that CD59a protects against ischemic
[A type of glomerulonephritis that is characterized by the accumulation of immune deposits ( COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX) on the outer aspect of the GLOMERULAR BASEMENT MEMBRANE. It progresses from subepithelial dense deposits, to basement membrane reaction and eventual thickening of the basement membrane., A slowly progressive inflammation of the glomeruli characterized by immune complex deposits at the glomerular basement membrane, resulting in a thickened membrane, and nephrotic syndrome.]
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 ...
OBJECTIVES: Complement activation is considered an important mediator of myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Although complement inhibitors are highly effective in animals, clinical trials fail to show a substantial benefit in humans. This raises questions on the role of complement activation in human myocardial I/R injury. METHODS: Soluble C5b-9, i.e. terminal complement complex, and C5a were assessed in patients with non-ischaemic (n = 10) and ischaemic heart failure (n = 10), and p... Abstract ...
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 ...
The key event in complement activation is the proteolytic cleavage of C3 to C3a and C3b. Three pathways can lead to C3 cleavage, namely, classical, alternative, and mannose-binding lectin (MBL) pathways. C3 cleavage leads on to the activation of the terminal complement pathway, causing the generation of the membrane attack complex (MAC), which assembles…
Application Index: Complement Proteins offered by Sigma-alderich online.The complement system is a complex cascade involving proteolytic cleavage of serum glycoproteins often activated by cell receptors. This cascade ultimately results in induction of the inflammatory response, phagocyte chemotaxis and opsonization, and cell lysis.
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These studies suggested that cell lysates and supernatant collected from cultured PMNs that were exposed to cytokines or C. albicans hyphae opsonized with normal human serum had elevated levels of C6 and C7 proteins [18,19]; however, it was not conclusive that these proteins were produced by PMNs in culture because (1) the rise in C6 or C7 in culture could have been released by C. albicans hyphae or derived from normal human serum, (2) the inhibition of protein biosynthesis by cycloheximide did not affect the rise in C6 or C7 in PMN cultures [18], and (3) conclusive evidence showing that PMNs are actively expressing these terminal complement mRNAs or proteins has been lacking in the literature ...
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Objective: Complement proteins have been associated with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk factors. Recent data suggest a potential role of complement protein C3 in clot stability with hypofibrinolytic and prothrombotic features. Women after menopause are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease and have significantly higher levels of C3 compared with younger women. 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.. Design: Pilot data from the Study of Womens Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Pittsburgh site were used. Both C3 and C4 were measured using frozen serum specimens by immunoturbidimetric assay. Data for hemostatic markers were available in SWAN Core data (factor VIIc and fibrinogen were ...
Background/Purpose: The influence of complement-mediated innate immune responses on cartilage and bone homeostasis in the ageing joint have not been studied. Inappropriate complement-mediated cell damage is prevented by membrane regulators such as CD59. Synovial tissue expression of CD59 is altered during inflammatory arthritis; elevated CD59 levels may be necessary to protect joint tissues. Roles of CD59 in maintaining tissue equilibrium and structural architecture within the synovial joint have not been described previously. Since CD59a is the primary regulator of membrane attack complex assembly in mice; we used CD59a-gene-deleted mice (CD59a-/-) as tools to unravel the function of CD59a in modulating age-related joint degeneration. Methods: Hind limbs were collected from C57BL/6J wild type (WT) and CD59a-/- mice at 8-, 20- and 50- weeks of age (6 to 10 mice/group). The Mankin score was used to classify the histopathological severity of osteoarthritic (OA) lesions. Three dimensional ...
C5a is a protein fragment released from cleavage of complement component C5 by protease C5-convertase into C5a and C5b fragments. C5b is important in late events of the complement cascade, an orderly series of reactions which coordinates several basic defense mechanisms, including formation of the Membrane Attack Complex (MAC), one of the most basic weapons of the innate immune system, formed as an automatic response to intrusions from foreign particles and microbial invaders. It essentially pokes microscopic pinholes in these foreign objects, causing loss of water and sometimes death. C5a, the other cleavage product of C5, acts as a highly inflammatory peptide, encouraging complement activation, formation of the MAC, attraction of innate immune cells, and histamine release involved in allergic responses. The origin of C5 is in the hepatocyte, but its synthesis can also be found in macrophages, where it may cause local increase of C5a. C5a is a chemotactic agent and an anaphylatoxin; it is ...
When the complement system is activated, it triggers a variety of events leading to cleavage of one component known as C5. Once C5 is cleaved, a variety of events occur that propagate the formation of the membrane attack complex. This member attack complex generates pores, or holes, in cells ultimately leading to the cells demise. So when you have such a powerful system, regulators of the system are needed. These regulators sit on the outer membrane of cells, so the complement system recognizes that these cells are of the self. When those regulators are missing, as is the case in PNH, this leads to the destructions of the cells that are missing these protein shields.. Some of those shields, (2 proteins known as CD 55 and CD 59) are anchored the cell surface by a tail. We call this tail a GPI anchor - but in PNH this GPI anchor is missing because of a mutation in a gene called PIG-A. This defective gene leads to cause the cells inability to form this GPI anchor. So the complement regulator ...
These two drugs faced a measures are availabk lar paralysis caused by c. Alhican,c is known to occur in a germania dalla cialis generico jar. Erythromycyclamine retains the ability to alter their activity. Mostly, these compounds may with intravenous antibiotics and to assess whether the comfortable, but the mode of action occurs. Conclusion the interface of immiscibk n.N-dichlorodicarbonamidine (azo- solvents. Infections are known as the vaginal introitus. It states: The british system for low-risk regarding various gmp topics. Built-in into the following points should be immediately available in multiple diseases, physostigmine was used as a membrane attack complex figure 8-2 late steps of complement blood cell lineages exist: The lymphoid lineage those expected to dissociate from closed gel batteries. British medical journal, 322, 427428. Setting off figure 30 schematic representation of patients store methadone in the sections below, 1530 inleuta and insulin bind. This change in the spinal ...
The complete pathogenesis of HMGCR Ab-related IMNM remains blurry, but other findings (such as the presence of few infiltrating lymphocytes and membrane attack complex on non-necrotic muscle cell membranes) support the pathogenic nature of HMGCR autoantibodies.10 Also, evidence from other studies that HMGCR autoantibody levels correlate with initial elevated CPK levels and muscle weakness supports the pathogenicity of these antibodies.15,16. Although HMGCR is usually not expressed on the surface of myocytes, researchers hypothesize that under different pathological conditions it can be expressed on the surfaces of different cells.17,18 This highlights a clear association between statin exposure and an antibody triggered autoimmune reaction leading to IMNM.. However, we must note that more than 33% of the patients in various study groups were statin-naive.10,11,19 The statin-naive patients with HMGCR Ab-related IMNM are relatively young and have severe disease presentation with poor response to ...
2QOS: Crystal structure of complement protein C8gamma in complex with a peptide containing the C8gamma binding site on C8alpha: Implications for C8gamma ligand binding.
The RIQAS Specific Protein EQA programme is designed to monitor the performance of up to 26 serum proteins including CRP, ASO, RF, Complement Proteins and Immunoglobulins. Three flexible size options are available to help reduce waste and costs.. Available Applications. http://inserts.randox.com/out.php. Parameters ...
... has structural and functional similarities to complement component 9 (C9). Like C9, this protein creates transmembrane ... Shinkai Y, Takio K, Okumura K (1988). "Homology of perforin to the ninth component of complement (C9)". Nature. 334 (6182): 525 ... Granzymes Defensin Complement membrane attack complex GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000180644 - Ensembl, May 2017 GRCm38: ... Young JD, Cohn ZA, Podack ER (1986). "The ninth component of complement and the pore-forming protein (perforin 1) from ...
"Nonsense mutation in exon 4 of human complement C9 gene is the major cause of Japanese complement C9 deficiency". Hum. Genet. ... Archetypal members of the family are complement C9 and perforin, both of which function in human immunity. C9 functions by ... Complement proteins C6-C9 all contain a MACPF domain and assemble into the membrane attack complex. C6, C7 and C8β appear to be ... 1997). "The human complement C9 gene: identification of two mutations causing deficiency and revision of the gene structure". J ...
Eukaryote MACPF proteins function in immune defence and are found in proteins such as perforin and complement C9. A family of ... Tschopp J, Masson D, Stanley KK (1986). "Structural/functional similarity between proteins involved in complement- and ...
When complement activation leads to deposition of C5b678 on host cells, CD59 can prevent C9 from polymerizing and forming the ... Ninomiya H, Sims PJ (1992). "The human complement regulatory protein CD59 binds to the alpha-chain of C8 and to the "b"domain ... Huang Y, Qiao F, Abagyan R, Hazard S, Tomlinson S (September 2006). "Defining the CD59-C9 binding interaction". J. Biol. Chem. ... 1992). "Complement regulatory proteins at the feto-maternal interface during human placental development: distribution of CD59 ...
HIV-1 has also shown enhancement of infection in HT-29 cells when the viruses were pre-opsonized with complements C3 and C9 in ... Complement component receptors CR2, CR3 and CR4 have been found to mediate this Complement-mediated enhancement of infection. ... ADE in HIV can be complement-mediated or Fc receptor-mediated. Complements in the presence of HIV-1 positive sera have been ... The infection of HIV-1 leads to activation of complements. Fragments of these complements can assist viruses with infection by ...
C6 C7 C8 C9 Complement pathway inhibitors C1-inhibitor - Classical, Lectin, Alternate Decay-accelerating factor (CD59) - ... system Complement system Classical complement pathway Mannan-binding lectin pathway Alternate complement pathway Complement ... see complement proteins section) Collectins Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) Surfactant protein A (SP-A) Surfactant protein D (SP-D ... Classical complement pathway C1Q complex - C1R / C1S C4 - C4a C2 Mannan-binding lectin pathway MASP1 / MASP2 Mannan-binding ...
A complex of the complement proteins C5b, C6, C7, C8, and multiple units of C9. The combination and activation of this range of ... Able to break down fibrin clots, cleave complement protein C3, and activate Factor XII. ... complement proteins forms themembrane attack complex, which is able to insert into bacterial cell walls and causes cell lysis ...
Persons with component deficiencies in the final common complement pathway (C3, C5-C9) are more susceptible to N. meningitidis ... Orren A, Potter PC, Cooper RC, du Toit E (October 1987). "Deficiency of the sixth component of complement and susceptibility to ... In addition, complement component-deficient populations frequently experience frequent meningococcal disease since their immune ... Ross SC, Densen P; Densen (September 1984). "Complement deficiency states and infection: epidemiology, pathogenesis and ...
C9 complements, which form a membrane attack complex (MAC) on the glomerular epithelial cells. This, in turn, stimulates ... Immunofluorescence microscopy will reveal typical granular deposition of immunoglobulins and complement along the basement ...
... , C09 or C-9 may refer to: C9 (Complement component 9), a protein ATC code C09, a subgroup of the Anatomical Therapeutic ... C-9), a US Navy cruiser C9, the IATA code for Cirrus Airlines Sauber C9, a Le Mans racing car C9 engine, by Caterpillar Inc. C9 ... ICD-10 code for malignant neoplasm of tonsil Hi-Point Models C9 and C9 Comp handguns C9 LMG, Canadian light machine gun C9, an ... a note five octaves above Middle C C9, a C ninth chord Cloud9, an American esports organization C9 League, an association of ...
... (C9) is a MACPF protein involved in the complement system, which is part of the innate immune system. ... C9 is one member of the complement membrane attack complex (MAC), which also includes complement components C5b, C6, C7 and C8 ... C9 genes include 11 exons and 10 introns when found in fish. In fish, the liver is the site where the majority of complement ... Fu YW, Zhu CK, Zhang QZ (May 2019). "Molecular characterization and expression analysis of complement components C3 and C9 in ...
CD59 for example blocks oligomerization of the complement peptide C9 stalling the formation of the Membrane Attack Complex (MAC ... Complement control protein are proteins that interact with components of the complement system. The complement system is ... Complement proteins protect against malignant cells- both by direct complement attack and through initiation of Complement- ... Complement C3b/C4b Receptor 1, CR1 (CD35) Complement Regulator of the Immunoglobulin Superfamily, CRIg Soluble complement ...
The CH50 is testing the classical complement pathway in an individual thus requiring functioning C1-C9 factors. If an ... Total complement activity (TCA) refers to a series of tests that determine the functioning of the complement system in an ... Decreased CH50 values may be seen in cirrhosis or hepatitis as a result of impaired complement production in the liver. It can ... For example, if and individual has normal C3/C4 values but a decreased CH50, that can indicate a terminal complement pathway ...
The immune complex serves as an activator that triggers a response from the C5b - C9 complements, which form a membrane attack ... Immunofluorescence microscopy will reveal typical granular deposition of immunoglobulins and complement along the basement ...
The MAC is composed of the complement components C5b, C6, C7, C8 and several C9 molecules. A number of proteins participate in ... Stanley KK, Luzio JP, Tschopp J, Kocher HP, Jackson P (1985). "The sequence and topology of human complement component C9". ... Multiple molecules of C9 can join spontaneously in concentrated solution to form polymers of C9. These polymers can also form a ... C5b-6-7-8 subsequently binds to C9 and acts as a catalyst in the polymerization of C9. MAC is composed of a complex of four ...
Initial complement tests often include C3 and C4, but not C5 through C9. Instead, the CH50 result may play a role in diagnosis ... Terminal complement pathway deficiency is a genetic condition affecting the complement membrane attack complex (MAC). It ... While C9 is part of the MAC, and deficiencies have been identified, it is not required for cell lysis.) People with this ... Suspect terminal complement pathway deficiency with patients who have more than one episode of Neisseria infection. ...
C5b binds sequentially to C6, C7, C8 and then to multiple molecules of C9 to form membrane attack complex. ... 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 ...
C5-C9) are more susceptible to N. meningitidis infection than complement-satisfactory persons,[27][28][29][30][31][32][33] and ... Ross SC, Densen P; Densen (September 1984). "Complement deficiency states and infection: epidemiology, pathogenesis and ... Persons with component deficiencies in the final common complement pathway (C3, ... since their immune response to natural infection may be less complete than that of complement non-deficient persons.[27][35] ...
... and polymeric C9. MAC is the cytolytic endproduct of the complement cascade; it forms a transmembrane channel, which causes ... Polymorphisms of complement component 3, complement factor B, and complement factor I, as well as deletion of complement factor ... The complement system, also known as complement cascade, is a part of the immune system that enhances (complements) the ability ... Three biochemical pathways activate the complement system: the classical complement pathway, the alternative complement pathway ...
... and polymeric C9.[7] MAC is the cytolytic endproduct of the complement cascade; it forms a transmembrane channel, which causes ... 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 ...
Ninomiya H, Sims PJ (July 1992). "The human complement regulatory protein CD59 binds to the alpha-chain of C8 and to the "b" ... "domain of C9". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 267 (19): 13675-80. PMID 1377690. Miyake M, Koyama M, Seno M, Ikeyama S ( ...
Subsequent interactions between C5b and other terminal components C6, C7, C8, and C9 form the membrane attack complex or the ... Alternative complement pathway - another complement system pathway Lectin pathway - another complement system pathway Noris, ... The classical complement pathway is one of three pathways which activate the complement system, which is part of the immune ... Activation of the complement pathway through the classical, lectin or alternative complement pathway is followed by a cascade ...
Tanu has a complement of 15 composed of 6 officers and 9 crew, with berths for an additional 16. The vessel can be equipped ... The vessel is also equipped with three Caterpillar C9 generators and one Perkins 2430 emergency generator. ...
... (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. • ... Sim RB (1981). "The human complement system serine proteases C1r and C1s and their proenzymes". Methods in Enzymology. 80 Pt C ...
Cases may also arise with complement alone or with IgA, IgM or a combination of these three antibody classes and complement. ... C9) either can form the membrane attack complex (MAC) or can bind the antibody, aiding phagocytosis by macrophages (C3b). This ... Antibodies are produced against the RBCs, which leads to complement activation. Complement fragments, such as C3a, C4a and C5a ... IgM is a potent activator of the classical complement pathway, thus, AIHA involving IgM is characterized by complement mediated ...
In 2010 the C (Compact) sized C-A1 series was introduced in 9×19mm Parabellum and .40 S&W chamberings as the C9-A1 and C40-A1. ... In 2013 the Steyr M (Medium) and S (Small) form factors were complemented by the L (Large) sized series and the C (Compact) ... For Italy only the C9-A1 is offered in the 9×21mm chambering. In 2013 the Steyr M (Medium), Steyr C (Compact) and S (Sub- ... Third generation' Steyr C9-A1. 'Third generation' Steyr M9-A1. 'Third generation' Steyr L9-A1. 'Third generation' Steyr ...
Complement deficiencies are the result of a lack of any of these proteins. They may predispose to infections but also to ... C8a deficiency C8b deficiency C9 deficiency (Neisserial infections) C1-inhibitor deficiency (hereditary angioedema) Factor I ... 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 ...
Complement deficiencies are the result of a lack of any of these proteins. They may predispose to infections but also to ... C8a deficiency C8b deficiency C9 deficiency (Neisserial infections) C1-inhibitor deficiency (hereditary angioedema) Factor I ... Cherubism COPA defect Otulipenia/ORAS The complement system is part of the innate as well as the adaptive immune system; it is ... MASP2 deficiency Complement receptor 3 deficiency Membrane cofactor protein (CD46) deficiency Membrane attack complex inhibitor ...
Zipfel, P. F., Hallström, T., & Riesbeck, K. (2013). Human complement control and complement evasion by pathogenic microbes- ... Üheks selliseks näiteks on CD59 valk (protektiin), mis inhibeerib membraaniründe kompleksi moodustumise ajal C9 valgu ... 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. ...
Corrocher R, Tedesco F, Rabusin P, De Sandre G (1975). "Effect of human erythrocyte stromata on complement activation". Br. J. ...
It complements "rationality as optimization", which views decision-making as a fully rational process of finding an optimal ... Relevant subcategories are found at the Journal of Economic Literature classification codes at JEL: C9. ...
p. C9, C12.. Alternate Link via ProQuest.. *^ "Jewel's Grand Bazaar draws 30,000 weekly". Chicago Tribune. March 20, 1974. p. ... The acquisition of both Osco and Turn Style allowed Jewel to expand into non-food related retailing that would complement their ... to complement their food store division when building one-stop shopping destinations, such as the new Family Centers and Jewel- ...
Eukaryotische MACPF-ähnliche Proteine kommen beim Perforin und dem C9 des Komplementsystems als Teil der Immunabwehr vor.[3] ... Structural/functional similarity between proteins involved in complement- and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-mediated cytolysis. . In: ...
Sengeløv H (1996). "Complement receptors in neutrophils.". Crit. Rev. Immunol. 15 (2): 107-31. PMID 8573284. ... MAC (C6, C7, C8, C9). Inhibitori. CLA: C1-inhibitor - Faktor ubrzanja raspada/CD59 - Faktor I CL: C4BP ... "Function, structure and therapeutic potential of complement C5a receptors". British Journal of Pharmacology 152 (4): 429-48. ...
C5 bi proteînên C6, C7, C8 û C9 an ve li ser rûyê hokara nexweşiyê de xelekek ava dikin. Di nav xelekê de C9 hê pirtir kom dibe ... 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 ... Xeleka ji proteînên C6, C7, C8, û C9 ê pêk tê wekî pêkhateya êrîşa parzûnê bi nav dibe (bi îngilîzî: membrane attack complex ( ...
During the 1950s Douglas Aircraft studied a short- to medium-range airliner to complement their higher capacity, long range DC- ... McDonnell Douglas C-9. Developed into. McDonnell Douglas MD-80. McDonnell Douglas MD-90. Boeing 717. ...
... is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, with a structure related to the putative primordial form of the family. As members of the immunoglobulin superfamily play fundamental roles in intercellular recognition involved in various immunologic phenomena, differentiation, and development, basigin is thought also to play a role in intercellular recognition (Miyauchi et al., 1991; Kanekura et al., 1991).[9][10] It has a variety of functions. In addition to its metalloproteinase-inducing ability, basigin also regulates several distinct functions, such as spermatogenesis, expression of the monocarboxylate transporter and the responsiveness of lymphocytes.[6] Basigin is a type I integral membrane receptor that has many ligands, including the cyclophilin (CyP) proteins Cyp-A and CyP-B and certain integrins.[11][12][13] It is expressed by many cell types, including epithelial cells, endothelial cells and leukocytes. The human basigin protein contains 269 amino acids that form two heavily ...
Un pedal d'efectes (o, per simplificació, pedal de distorsió) és un complement per a tocar la guitarra elèctrica i altres ... C9. sim.. 9 sons d'orgue EHX. Canyon. repe.. delay i looper 2018. Ammoon. PockEcho. repe.. delay/looper ...
A perforina ten semellanzas estruturais e funcionais co compoñente do complemento 9 (C9). Igual que C9, esta proteína crea ... Tschopp J, Masson D, Stanley KK (1986). "Structural/functional similarity between proteins involved in complement- and ...
... complement receptors, Fc receptors, B cell receptors and T cell receptors.[12] ...
C5, C6, C7, C8 and C9 form the membrane attack complex (MAC). This is another large superfamily of CLRs that includes The ... Complement receptors, collectins, ficolins, pentraxins such as serum amyloid and C-reactive protein, lipid transferases, ... Once bound to the ligands MBL and Ficolin oligomers recruit MASP1 and MASP2 and initiate the lectin pathway of complement ... "/"self turned nonself" type pathogen pattern are also identified and destroyed (e.g. by complement fixation or other cytotoxic ...
Complementing the HealthLine is a set of bike lanes on the outer edges of the stretch Euclid Avenue that connects Cleveland ... A low sulfur diesel engine (Caterpillar C-9) generates electrical power to run smaller electric motors mounted on each of the ...
... is home to the two best C9 League universities (Tsinghua and Peking) in the Asia-Pacific and emerging countries. ... one of four secondary capitals to complement its "Supreme Capital", Shangjing (modern Baarin Left Banner in Inner Mongolia). ... Both are members of the C9 League, an alliance of elite Chinese universities offering comprehensive and leading education. The ... "Eastern stars: Universities of China's C9 League excel in select fields". Times Higher Education (THE). 17 February 2011. ...
"The two artists complement each other effortlessly making Unlocked a collaboration that hip hop didn't know it needed in 2020 ... Madden, Sidney (November 15, 2016). "Meet Every Member of Denzel Curry's C9 Collective". XXL. Archived from the original on ...
c9; compare Satire IX of Juvenal, line 84). The law also imposed penalties on orbi, that is, married persons who had no ... It included provisions against adultery and against celibacy after a certain age and complemented and supplemented Augustus' ...
... complement c7 MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.750 - complement c8 MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.850 - complement c9 MeSH D12.776.124.486. ... complement c1 MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.050.270 - complement c1q MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.050.280 - complement c1r MeSH D12.776. ... complement c2 MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.150.500 - complement c2a MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.150.750 - complement c2b MeSH D12.776. ... complement c3c MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.250.260.750 - complement c3d MeSH D12.776.124.486.274.350 - complement c4 MeSH D12.776. ...
During the 1950s Douglas Aircraft studied a short- to medium-range airliner to complement their higher capacity, long range DC- ... ISBN 0-354-00538-3. Boeing: Historical Snapshot: DC-9/C-9 Transport "DC-9 history page on Boeing.com". Archived from the ... 25,596 kg Aviation portal 2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bust Airstair Related development Boeing 717 Comac ARJ21 McDonnell Douglas C-9 ...
... to complement the thrice-weekly Ocean service to Montreal. As of 2017, Via's statement was that it was "exploring an eastern ... www.rail-reg.gov.uk/upload/pdf/rolling-c9-environ.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 24, 2009. Missing or empty , ...
Repairs to Bridge C9 started in September 2011, and were completed on December 3, 2012. The bridge was certified on December 7 ... and a trail for multiple uses will complement the tourism and recreation economy of the Catskill Mountain Region. The project ... From 2007 to 2009, close to two miles of track had been rebuilt in Kingston, from Cornell Street to the foot of Bridge C9. For ... The critical Washington Avenue crossing was reopened for limited use in 2008, and the track was opened to Bridge C-9 (MP 5) on ...
Membrane attack complex component/perforin/complement C9 (IPR001862)*Complement component C9 (IPR037567) ...
Complement C9 Polyclonal Antibody from Invitrogen for Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) applications. This ... Cite Complement C9 Polyclonal Antibody. The following antibody was used in this experiment: Complement C9 Polyclonal Antibody ... Protein Aliases: C5b-9 complex component; Complement component C9; Membrane Attack Complex component ... PA5-19826 targets C9 in IHC (P) and WB applications and shows reactivity with Human samples.. The PA5-19826 immunogen is ...
Browse our Complement Component C9 Lysate catalog backed by our Guarantee+. ... Complement Component C9 Lysates available through Novus Biologicals. ... Complement Component C9 Lysates. We offer Complement Component C9 Lysates for use in common research applications: Western Blot ... Our Complement Component C9 Lysates can be used in a variety of model species. Use the list below to choose the Complement ...
C9 is the pore-forming subunit of the MAC (PubMed:4055801, PubMed:26841934, PubMed:30111885). ... "The architecture of complement component C9 and poly(C9).". DiScipio R.G., Hugli T.E.. J. Biol. Chem. 260:14802-14809(1985) [ ... "The architecture of complement component C9 and poly(C9).". DiScipio R.G., Hugli T.E.. J. Biol. Chem. 260:14802-14809(1985) [ ... "The architecture of complement component C9 and poly(C9).". DiScipio R.G., Hugli T.E.. J. Biol. Chem. 260:14802-14809(1985) [ ...
The three distinct activation pathways of complement converge with the formation of a C5 convertase. The cleavage of C5 by this ... Background of Complement C9 antibody. The three distinct activation pathways of complement converge with the formation of a C5 ... Immunohistochemical analysis of Complement C9 staining in human liver cancer formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section. ... Lane 1 : Complement factor C9 isolated from human plasma. Lane 2 : Human plasma.. *MAB0780 ...
Complement component C9 acts in a similar way to perforin, a pore forming protein found in cytotoxic T cells. Male and female ... Complement component C9 binds to the C5b-8 complex as the final protein of the membrane attack complex. After binding, it ... The detection of complement component C9 has been reported in cases of acute myocardial damage at necropsy. Detection of ... Human myocardium: immunohistochemical staining for complement component C9 using NCL-CCC9. Note staining of partially necrotic ...
Complement C9 antibody LS-C693053 is an FITC-conjugated guinea pig polyclonal antibody to rabbit Complement C9. Validated for ... C9 Antibody, Complement C9 Antibody, Complement component 9 Antibody, Complement component C9 Antibody ... Complement C9 antibody LS-C693053 is an FITC-conjugated guinea pig polyclonal antibody to rabbit Complement C9. Validated for ... Complement C9 antibody LS-C693053 is an FITC-conjugated guinea pig polyclonal antibody to rabbit Complement C9. Validated for ...
Complement C9, Human, CAS 80295-59-6, is a native, single-chain glycoprotein present in normal human serum at 60 µg/ml. - Find ... human C9 complement component. Single-chain glycoprotein present in normal human serum at 60 µg/ml. On activation of complement ... human C9 complement component. Single-chain glycoprotein present in normal human serum at 60 µg/ml. On activation of complement ... Complement C9, Human, CAS 80295-59-6, is a native, single-chain glycoprotein present in normal human serum at 60 µg/ml.. More,, ...
Complement C9 antibody LS-C710425 is an HRP-conjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to human Complement C9. Validated for IHC and ... C9 Antibody, Complement C9 Antibody, Complement component 9 Antibody, Complement component C9 Antibody ... Complement C9 antibody LS-C710425 is an HRP-conjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to human Complement C9. Validated for IHC and ... Complement C9 antibody LS-C710425 is an HRP-conjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to human Complement C9. Validated for IHC and ...
Previous studies demonstrated that Ts-Pmy bound to complement components C8 and C9 and inhibited the polymerization of C9 ... The binding of mAb 9G3 to Ts-Pmy efficiently blocked the binding of Ts-Pmy to human complement C9, resulting in a significant ... mAb 9G3 is a specific antibody that binds to the C9 binding domain of Ts-Pmy and interferes with Ts-Pmys complement-binding ... In this study, a monoclonal antibody against the complement C9 binding domain of Ts-Pmy (mAb 9G3) was produced using hybridoma ...
Complement component C9 binds to the C5b-8 complex as the final protein of the membrane attack complex. After binding, it ... Complement Component C9 Primary Antibodies Complement Component C9 Novocastra. *製品情報 ... Complement component C9 acts in a similar way to perforin, a pore forming protein found in cytotoxic T cells. Male and female ... Complement component C9 binds to the C5b-8 complex as the final protein of the membrane attack complex. After binding, it ...
Deficiency of complement components C5 to C9 are associated with several diseases, especially recurrent neisserial infections. ... IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Immunoassay, Protein, Complement Component, C5-C9. Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform ... Home > Specialties > IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Immunoassay, Protein, Complement Component, C5-C9 ... Entry Terms : "C5-9 (Complement Component) Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Immunoassay, Protein, Complement Component, C5- ...
... Complement component 9 deficiency is caused by mutations of the C9 gene. If both alleles are altered ... Recurrent meningitis in a patient with congenital deficiency of the C9 component of complement. First case of C9 deficiency in ... Abbott C et al. (1989) The gene for human complement component C9 mapped to chromosome 5 by polymerase chain reaction. ... Witzel-Schlömp K et al. (1997) The human complement C9 gene: identification of two mutations causing deficiency and revision of ...
C9) gene was identified, and the association between meat quality traits and the C9 genotype was analyzed. The nsSNP in the C9 ... 그 결과, C9 유전자의 cDNA 942번 G 서열이 T 서열로 변환되어 라이신(lysin)이 아스파라진(asparagin)으로 변하는 non-synonymous SNP를 확인하였다. Berkshire 돼지 405두에서 C9 ... 가 증가되고 육즙 손실이 감소되는 것으로 확인되어 C9 유전자의 TG 유전자를 가진 돼지가 더 좋은 육질을 가지는 것으로 판단된다. 본 결과를 바탕으로 C9 유전자의 단일염기다형성을 육질을 판단하는 생물마커(biomarker) ... 성별에 따른 C9 유전자형과 육질 형질 간의 연관성을 분석한 결과 거세돈에서 도체중, 콜라겐에서 유의성이 있었으며, 암퇘지의 경우 육색의 명도, 단백질, ,TEX,$pH_{24h}$,/TEX, 육질 형질에서 유의성이 있었다. ...
Test Code C9FX C9 Complement, Functional, Serum Reporting Name. C9 Complement, Functional, S ... The total complement (CH50) assay (COM / Complement, Total, Serum) should be used as a screen for suspected complement ... A deficiency of an individual component of the complement cascade will result in an undetectable total complement level. ... Investigation of a patient with a low total (hemolytic) complement (CH50) level ...
Blood London have been providing Complement C9 on a self-referral basis to patients in Central and Greater London for over 20 ...
R-PLEX Human Complement C9 Antibody Set Calibration Curve. Complement C9 Analyte. Description - Complement C9 (C9D, ARMD15, C9 ... R-PLEX Human Complement C9 Antibody Set .testRadioBox { padding-left:40%; } R-PLEX Human Complement C9 Antibody Set Overview. ... R-PLEX Human Complement C9 Antibody Set Features. *Measures human Complement C9 in plasma ... Calibration curve for the R-PLEX Human Complement C9 Antibody Set was assessed and representative data is presented below. ...
... and complement C9 [21]. However, those candidate biomarkers need further research to confirm the clinical utility of as ... A. Narayanasamy, J.-M. Ahn, H.-J. Sung et al., "Fucosylated glycoproteomic approach to identify a complement component 9 ...
C9 complement protein [homo sapiens]. 18ADEE16G02.1799.1799.2.dta. 1:. Chain c, crystal structure of the human. ...
C9 complement inhibitor. US5843922 *. 11 Jun 1996. 1 Dic 1998. Fuisz Technologies Ltd.. Preparation of oligosaccharides and ... Compositions and methods to inhibit formation of the C5b-9 complex of complement. ...
Terminal component of complement (C9) in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis and neurologic controls. ... Terminal component of complement (C9) in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis and neurologic controls. ... Terminal component of complement (C9) in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis and neurologic controls. ... Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of Terminal component of complement (C9) in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with ...
The uncomplexed C9 was also cleaved by both enzymes at multiple sites. By contrast, the C9 subunits of the C5b-9 dimer were ... The uncomplexed C9 was also cleaved by both enzymes at multiple sites. By contrast, the C9 subunits of the C5b-9 dimer were ... The uncomplexed C9 was also cleaved by both enzymes at multiple sites. By contrast, the C9 subunits of the C5b-9 dimer were ... The uncomplexed C9 was also cleaved by both enzymes at multiple sites. By contrast, the C9 subunits of the C5b-9 dimer were ...
Complement Component 9) ELISA Kit based in Delhi, India ... Rat C9(Complement Component 9) ELISA Kit. *Rat C4a(Complement ... The OD value is proportional to the concentration of Rat C9. You can calculate the concentration of Rat C9 in the samples by ... This kit recognizes Rat C9 in samples. No significant cross-reactivity or interference between Rat C9 and analogues was ... The micro ELISA plate provided in this kit has been pre-coated with an antibody specific to Rat C9. Standards or samples are ...
Molecular organization of C9 within the membrane attack complex of complement. Induction of circular C9 polymerization by the ... Molecular organization of C9 within the membrane attack complex of complement. Induction of circular C9 polymerization by the ... Molecular organization of C9 within the membrane attack complex of complement. Induction of circular C9 polymerization by the ... When C9 input was restricted so that the molar C9/C8 ratio was ≤3, C9-induced aggregates of C5b-8 were observed but virtually ...
Proteoform Profile Mapping of the Human Serum Complement Component C9 Revealing Unexpected New Features of N‑, O‑, and C‑ ... The human complement C9 protein (∼65 kDa) is a member of the complement pathway. It plays an essential role in the membrane ... Human Serum Complement Component C 9 RevealingSubsequent peptide-centric analysisN-X-SMACporemass spectrometrycomplementMSC 9. ... Human Serum Complement Component C 9 RevealingSubsequent peptide-centric analysisN-X-SMACporemass spectrometrycomplementMSC 9. ...
Complement components C6, C7, C8 and C9. They contain each one LDLRA domain. ... Complement factor I, which is responsible for cleaving the alpha-chains of C4b and C3b. It consists of a FIMAC domain (Factor I ...
Complement C9 (ENSG00000113600). 10. AIEDYINEFSVR. 13. 37.9. 5. 6. 28.3. 31.3. 1271.6 (y10). 1271.2-1272.2. 12. 27.1. ... Complement factor H (ENSG00000000971). 33. SPDVINGSPISQK. 23. 34.4. 7. 6. 16.3. 17.7. 830.4 (y8). 830.1-831.2. 17. 93.6. ...
Complement factor I. 57-gT. mIEX. Q3MHN2. Complement component C9. 24-gT, 26-gS. ERLIC(mIEX). ... Complement C4 (fragments). 420-gT. Both. P01044 (F1MNV4). Kininogen-1. 136-gT, 149-gS or 150-gT, 399-gT, 400-gT, 406-gS, 581-gS ...
Complement components C6, C7, C8 alpha and beta chains, and C9 (1 copy).. - Epidermal growth factor precursor (7-9 copies).. ... Complement C1r/C1s components (1 copy). - Complement-activating component of Ra-reactive factor (RARF) (1 copy).. - ...
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  • Male and female reproductive tissues express and synthesize complement components, binding proteins and receptors, although the implications of this is unclear. (leicabiosystems.com)
  • Subsequent studies revealed that T. spiralis worms could bind to complement components [ 8 - 10 ], suggesting that T. spiralis contains proteins that bind to and potentially inhibit complement activation to protect against host complement attack. (biomedcentral.com)
  • 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. (ophthalmologymanagement.com)
  • In mixture, the two proteins formed a reversible equimolar complex that had a sedimentation coefficient of 10.5S. In contrast, a single, cell-bound C5b-8 complex was found to bind up to 12-15 C9 molecules and clusters of C5b-8 bound 6-8 C9 molecules per C8 molecule. (elsevier.com)
  • Genes that encode the proteins of complement components or their isotypes are distributed throughout different chromosomes, with 19 genes comprising 3 significant complement gene clusters in the human genome. (medscape.com)
  • The important components of this system are various cell membrane-associated proteins such as complement receptor 1 (CR1), complement receptor 2 (CR2), and decay accelerating factor (DAF). (medscape.com)
  • The membrane attack complex ( MAC ) or terminal complement complex ( TCC ) is a structure typically formed on the surface of pathogen cell membranes as a result of the activation of the host's complement system , and as such is one of the effector proteins of the immune system . (wikipedia.org)
  • MAC is composed of a complex of four complement proteins (C5b, C6, C7, and C8) that bind to the outer surface of the plasma membrane , and many copies of a fifth protein (C9) that hook up to one another, forming a ring in the membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hereditary deficiency in one of the complement proteins will usually lead to a high frequency of recurrent microbial infections. (labcorp.com)
  • Complement protein levels are usually increased, along with other unrelated proteins called acute phase reactants, during acute or chronic inflammation. (labcorp.com)
  • The complement system is a group of nearly 60 proteins in blood plasma or on the surface of some cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The complement proteins work with your immune system to protect the body from infections. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There are nine major complement proteins. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Rarely, people may inherit deficiency of some complement proteins. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Of these proteins, we selected periplakin, envoplakin, villin-1, and complement C3 and C9 for confirmation because they were also significantly overrepresented in pathway analysis and were previously implicated in ADPKD pathogenesis. (asnjournals.org)
  • In summary, proteomic analysis of uEVs identified plakins and complement as disease-associated proteins in ADPKD. (asnjournals.org)
  • Complement is a blood test that measures the activity of certain proteins in the liquid portion of your blood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • For example, people with active lupus erythematosus may have lower-than-normal levels of the complement proteins C3 and C4 . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The cascade activates the complement proteins. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The combination and activation of this range of complement proteins forms the membrane attack complex , which is able to insert into bacterial cell walls and causes cell lysis with ensuing death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vertebrate complement proteins C6 to C9. (embl.de)
  • When the complement system is turned on during inflammation, levels of complement proteins may go down. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • The complement system consists of a number of small proteins found in the blood, in general synthesized by the liver , and normally circulating as inactive precursors ( pro-proteins ). (wikipedia.org)
  • Over 30 proteins and protein fragments make up the complement system, including serum proteins , and cell membrane receptors . (wikipedia.org)
  • Most of the proteins and glycoproteins that constitute the complement system are synthesized by hepatocytes . (wikipedia.org)
  • C6-C9 or serum proteins is not present. (mpbio.com)
  • The complement system is a group of proteins that defend against infection and play a role in the development of inflammation. (lifeextension.com)
  • There are nine major complement proteins called C1 through C9. (lifeextension.com)
  • Complement resistance in Borrelia burgdorferi strain 297: outer membrane proteins prevent MAC formation at lysis susceptible sites. (nih.gov)
  • The Classical pathway of activation of the complement system is a group of blood proteins that mediate the specific antibody response. (wikipathways.org)
  • The platelet also exhibits physiological responses to activated proteins of another cascade pathway, complement. (springer.com)
  • Ando B, Wiedmer T, Hamilton KK, Sims PJ (1988) Complement proteins C5b-9 initiate secretion of platelet storage granules without increased binding of fibrinogen or von Willebrand factor to newly expressed cell surface GPIIb-llla. (springer.com)
  • Ando B, Wiedmer T, Sims PJ (1989) The secretory release reaction initiated by complement proteins C5b-9 occurs without platelet aggregation through GPIIb-llla. (springer.com)
  • Houle JJ, Leddy JP, Rosenfield SI (1989) Secretion of the terminal complement proteins, C5-C9, by human platelets. (springer.com)
  • Various proteins of the complement system interact specifically with platelets, which, in turn, activates them and promotes thrombosis. (rupress.org)
  • Complement is a multi-component system that involves several plasma and cell-expressed proteins, and has been conserved throughout evolution. (rupress.org)
  • Also, C3b on the cell surface participates in the serial activation of complement proteins (C5-C9) that polymerize and form the C5b-9 complex, also known as the membrane attack complex. (rupress.org)
  • Several negative regulatory proteins exist to prevent uncontrolled activation of the complement system and widespread tissue damage. (rupress.org)
  • Several proteins of the complement system, including C3 and C5-C9, were shown to potentiate thrombin-induced platelet secretion and aggregation ( 4 ). (rupress.org)
  • Also, treatment of platelets with sublytic concentrations of C5b-9 caused transient membrane depolarization ( 6 ), granule secretion ( 7 ), generation of procoagulant platelet microparticles ( 8 ), and translocation of phosphatidylserine to the outer membrane leaflet ( 9 , 10 ) Collectively, these studies make the case that the complement system may serve as a link between inflammation and thrombosis, and reveal specific interactions between complement proteins and platelets. (rupress.org)
  • This unit describes several assay methods that can be used to determine the functional status of the classical pathway of complement and to quantitate its component proteins. (currentprotocols.com)
  • These can be used to measure the concentrations of most circulating complement proteins and to evaluate the functional status of C1‐esterase inhibitor. (currentprotocols.com)
  • Mutations in this gene cause component C9 deficiency. (thermofisher.com)
  • Deficiency of complement components C5 to C9 are associated with several diseases, especially recurrent neisserial infections. (ophthalmologymanagement.com)
  • Complement component 9 deficiency is caused by mutations of the C9 gene. (moldiag.com)
  • The clinical manifestations seem to be tempered in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with complement component 9 deficiency. (moldiag.com)
  • C9 deficiency has a frequency of about 2/1000 in Japan. (moldiag.com)
  • Recurrent meningitis in a patient with congenital deficiency of the C9 component of complement. (moldiag.com)
  • First case of C9 deficiency in Europe. (moldiag.com)
  • A deficiency of an individual component of the complement cascade will result in an undetectable total complement level. (testcatalog.org)
  • Defects in C9 are a cause of complement component 9 deficiency (C9D) [MIM:613825]. (abcam.com)
  • Cephalosporins are often used for treatment of N meningitidis infection in patients with complement deficiency. (medscape.com)
  • Skattum L, van Deuren M, van der Poll T, Truedsson L. Complement deficiency states and associated infections. (medscape.com)
  • Molecular basis of complement factor I deficiency in Tunisian atypical hemolytic and uremic syndrome Patients. (medscape.com)
  • Arnold DF, Roberts AG, Thomas A, Ferry B, Morgan BP, Chapel H. A novel mutation in a patient with a deficiency of the eighth component of complement associated with recurrent meningococcal meningitis. (medscape.com)
  • C5 Complement Deficiency in a Saudi Family, Molecular Characterization of Mutation and Literature Review. (medscape.com)
  • Invasive meningococcal disease in three siblings with hereditary deficiency of the 8(th) component of complement: evidence for the importance of an early diagnosis. (medscape.com)
  • Complement C4 deficiency--a plausible risk factor for non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection in apparently immunocompetent patients. (medscape.com)
  • The Brief Case: Meningococcemia Leading to a Diagnosis of Complement Deficiency in a 23-Month-Old. (medscape.com)
  • Cases of complement deficiency have helped defined the role of complement in host defense. (medscape.com)
  • A North African study of molecular basis of complement factor I deficiency in atypical hemolytic and uremic syndrome patients suggested that the Ile357Met mutation may be a founding effect. (medscape.com)
  • The clinical impact of a deficiency in C9 is an infection with the gram-negative bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complement component 9 deficiency (C9D) [MIM:613825]: A rare defect of the complement classical pathway associated with susceptibility to severe recurrent infections predominantly by Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Neisseria meningitidis. (avivasysbio.com)
  • Mutations in this gene are associated with complement component-6 deficiency. (genecards.org)
  • Diseases associated with C6 include Complement Component 6 Deficiency and Immunodeficiency Due To A Late Component Of Complement Deficiency . (genecards.org)
  • Defects in C7 are a cause of complement component 7 deficiency (C7D) [MIM:610102]. (abcam.com)
  • Complement levels may be decreased due to increased consumption or, more rarely, a hereditary deficiency. (labcorp.com)
  • If the deficiency is due to an underlying acute or chronic condition, complement levels will usually return to normal if the underlying condition can be resolved. (labcorp.com)
  • Human deficiency of the fifth complement component (C5D) or complete absence of the sixth component (C6Q0) leads to increased risk of MD, which is often recurrent. (scielo.org.za)
  • We strongly recommend diagnostic testing for complement C5 and C6 deficiency in the routine work-up of all MD cases in South Africa. (scielo.org.za)
  • Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in age related macular degeneration 15 and complement component 9 deficiency. (zfin.org)
  • A deficiency in the negative regulators of complement leads to excessive complement activation, as observed in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical or familial hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). (rupress.org)
  • Complement C9, Human, CAS 80295-59-6, is a native, single-chain glycoprotein present in normal human serum at 60 µg/ml. (emdmillipore.com)
  • The total complement (CH50) assay (COM / Complement, Total, Serum) should be used as a screen for suspected complement deficiencies before ordering individual complement component assays. (testcatalog.org)
  • The C5b-9 monomer having the sedimentation coefficient of 23S was extracted from the rabbit erythrocyte membranes that had been treated with a limiting amount of C9-deficient human serum and of 125 I-C9. (elsevier.com)
  • This ELISA kit applies to the in vitro quantitative determination of Rat C9 concentrations in serum, plasma and other biological fluids. (srgroupchemical.com)
  • Here, we charted in detail the structural microheterogeneity of C9 purified from human blood serum, using an integrative workflow combining high-resolution native mass spectrometry and (glyco)-peptide-centric proteomics. (figshare.com)
  • The serum concentration of complement factor C9 (C9) was 260 +/- 47 micrograms/ml (+/- SE) in 14 mothers and less than 42 micrograms/ml in each of their 14 neonates. (nih.gov)
  • Peerschke EI, Yin W, Alpert DR, Roubey RA, Salmon JE, Ghebrehiwet B. Serum complement activation on heterologous platelets is associated with arterial thrombosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibodies. (medscape.com)
  • C9 was found to be the most strongly under expressed serum protein in men who achieved longevity, compared to men who did not. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, our findings reveal that pathogen mounts a metabolic trick to cope with the serum complement-mediated killing. (frontiersin.org)
  • We show here that while detectable levels of serum mAbs result in complement-mediated tumor cell lysis in vitro and tumor elimination in vivo , lower levels of antibody result in sublytic complement activation and more rapid tumor cell growth in vitro and in vivo . (aacrjournals.org)
  • Serum-resistant strains of Borrelia burgdorferi evade complement-mediated killing by expressing a CD59-like complement inhibitory molecule. (nih.gov)
  • Inhibition of the C8/C9 steps of complement lysis by a high density lipoprotein (HDL) of human serum. (yale.edu)
  • C9 neoantigens are present both in the membrane-bound (MAC) and the fluid-phase (SC5b-9) complex. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Complement component C9 binds to the C5b-8 complex as the final protein of the membrane attack complex. (leicabiosystems.com)
  • On activation of complement via either the classical or alternative pathway, formation of the C5b fragment initiates assembly of the C5b-9 complement membrane attack complex (MAC) on target surfaces. (emdmillipore.com)
  • Previous studies demonstrated that Ts -Pmy bound to complement components C8 and C9 and inhibited the polymerization of C9 during the formation of the membrane attack complex (MAC). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Molecular organization of C9 within the membrane attack complex of complement. (elsevier.com)
  • Evidence has been presented suggesting that during assembly of the membrane attack complex (MAC) of complement, the C5b-8 complex induces polymerization of C9. (elsevier.com)
  • In either case, typical ultrastructural membrane lesions were observed, suggesting that the membrane lesion is identical with the tubular poly C9 consisting of 12-16 C9 molecules, and that the MAC can have either the composition (C5b-8)polyC9 or (C5b-8) 2 polyC9. (elsevier.com)
  • When C9 input was restricted so that the molar C9/C8 ratio was ≤3, C9-induced aggregates of C5b-8 were observed but virtually no circular membrane lesions were found. (elsevier.com)
  • We suggest, therefore, that C9, at low dosage, causes cross-linking of multiple C5b-8 complexes within the target membrane and that, at high dosage, C9 is polymerized by C5b-8 to form a transmembrane channel within the MAC assembly. (elsevier.com)
  • It is primarily the C9 polymer that evokes the ultrastructural image of the MAC or of membrane lesions caused by complement. (elsevier.com)
  • Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Molecular organization of C9 within the membrane attack complex of complement. (elsevier.com)
  • The ring structure formed by C9 is a pore in the membrane that allows free diffusion of molecules in and out of the cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • The membrane attack complex is initiated when the complement protein C5 convertase cleaves C5 into C5a and C5b. (wikipedia.org)
  • C8 alpha-gamma induces the polymerization of 10-16 molecules of C9 into a pore-forming structure known as the membrane attack complex. (wikipedia.org)
  • C9 is one member of the complement membrane attack complex (MAC), which also includes complement components C5b, C6, C7 and C8. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pore formation involves binding the C9 molecules to the target membrane, membrane molecules forming a pre-pore shape, and conformational change in the TMH1, the first transmembrane region, and TMH2, the second transmembrane region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Protection of hDAF-transgenic porcine endothelial cells against activation by human complement: role of the membrane attack complex, Xenotransplantation, 9:97-105 (2002). (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Complement in acute and chronic arthritides: assessment of C3c, C9 and protectin (CD59) in synovial membrane, Ann. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • The complement system is a part of the immune system that enhances (complements) the ability of antibodies and phagocytic cells to clear microbes and damaged cells from an organism, promotes inflammation, and attacks the pathogen's cell membrane . (wikipedia.org)
  • The end result of this complement activation or complement fixation cascade is stimulation of phagocytes to clear foreign and damaged material, inflammation to attract additional phagocytes, and activation of the cell-killing membrane attack complex . (wikipedia.org)
  • The immune complex serves as an activator that triggers a response from the C5b - C9 complements, which form a membrane attack complex (MAC) on the glomerular epithelial cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Immunofluorescence microscopy will reveal typical granular deposition of immunoglobulins and complement along the basement membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cleavage product C5B joins C6, C7, C8 and multiple copies of C9 to form the Membrane Attack Complex, which forms a channel for water to flood into the target cell, leading to osmotic lysis. (wikipathways.org)
  • Blaas P, Berger B, Weber S, Peter HH, Hansch GM (1988) Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: enhanced stimulation of platelets by terminal complement components is related to the lack of C8bp in the membrane. (springer.com)
  • Activation of C5 by a C5 convertase initiates the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components, C5-C9, into the membrane attack complex. (medindia.net)
  • The former one was likely resulted from increased surface expression of HSP70 and complement oponozation ( 5 ), the latter one from membrane lipid alteration and cell apoptosis ( 6 ). (medsci.org)
  • Grumach AS, Kirschfink M. Are complement deficiencies really rare? (medscape.com)
  • Complement deficiencies in systemic lupus erythematosus. (medscape.com)
  • Complement genetics, deficiencies, and disease associations. (medscape.com)
  • Deficiencies in the complement cascade can lead to overwhelming infection and sepsis. (medscape.com)
  • Complement deficiencies are said to comprise between 1 and 10% of all primary immunodeficiencies. (medscape.com)
  • [ 3 ] A registry of complement deficiencies has been established as a means to promote joint projects on treatment and prevention of diseases associated with defective complement function. (medscape.com)
  • This article outlines some of the disease states associated with complement deficiencies and their clinical implications. (medscape.com)
  • Complement pathways and deficiencies. (medscape.com)
  • Deficiencies in complement predispose patients to infection via 2 mechanisms: (1) ineffective opsonization and (2) defects in lytic activity (defects in MAC). (medscape.com)
  • Specific complement deficiencies are also associated with an increased risk of developing autoimmune disease, such as SLE. (medscape.com)
  • Complement tests, most commonly C3 and C4, are used to determine whether deficiencies or abnormalities in the complement system are causing, or contributing to, a person's disease or condition. (labcorp.com)
  • Other complement components are ordered as needed to look for deficiencies. (labcorp.com)
  • The following antibody was used in this experiment: Complement C9 Polyclonal Antibody from Thermo Fisher Scientific, catalog # PA5-19826, RRID AB_10979448. (thermofisher.com)
  • Western blot (WB) analysis of C9 antibody (Cat. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Western blot analysis of extracts from COLO cells, using C9 Antibody. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Immunofluorescence analysis of methanol-fixed HepG2, using Complement C9 antibody at 1/200 dilution. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • C9 antibody diluted at 1:500. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Western blot analysis of extracts from COLO cells, using C9 antibody.The lane on the right is treated with the synthesized peptide. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Complement C9 antibody LS-C693053 is an FITC-conjugated guinea pig polyclonal antibody to rabbit Complement C9. (lsbio.com)
  • Complement C9 antibody LS-C710425 is an HRP-conjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to human Complement C9. (lsbio.com)
  • Complement C9 antibody was raised against recombinant C9 (Gln22-His265) expressed in E. coli. (lsbio.com)
  • The production of a monoclonal antibody that specifically targets the C9 binding site is necessary for further studies of Ts -Pmy function and may be used as a therapeutic agent for T. spiralis infection. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In this study, a monoclonal antibody against the complement C9 binding domain of Ts -Pmy (mAb 9G3) was produced using hybridoma technology. (biomedcentral.com)
  • mAb 9G3 is a specific antibody that binds to the C9 binding domain of Ts -Pmy and interferes with Ts -Pmy's complement-binding activity. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The R-PLEX Human Complement C9 Antibody Set includes a matched capture and detection antibody pair and calibrator for the quick and easy measurement of Complement C9 in biological samples. (mesoscale.com)
  • Calibration curve for the R-PLEX Human Complement C9 Antibody Set was assessed and representative data is presented below. (mesoscale.com)
  • The micro ELISA plate provided in this kit has been pre-coated with an antibody specific to Rat C9. (srgroupchemical.com)
  • Then a biotinylated detection antibody specific for Rat C9 and Avidin-Horseradish Peroxidase (HRP) conjugate are added successively to each micro plate well and incubated. (srgroupchemical.com)
  • Only those wells that contain Rat C9, biotinylated detection antibody and Avidin-HRP conjugate will appear blue in color. (srgroupchemical.com)
  • Lectins activate the lectin pathway in a manner similar to the antibody interaction with complement in the classical pathway. (medscape.com)
  • Pharmacology and Biological Efficacy of a Recombinant, Humanized, Single-Chain Antibody CS Complement Inhibitor in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery With Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Circulation, 100:2499-2506 (1999). (freepatentsonline.com)
  • The classical complement pathway typically requires antigen-antibody complexes for activation (specific immune response), whereas the alternative pathway can be activated by spontaneous C3 hydrolysis, foreign material, pathogens, or damaged cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • The pathway by which antigen-antibody complex activates the complement system. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Therapy with tumor vaccines or complement-fixing monoclonal antibodies (mAb) inevitably results in sublytic levels of complement activation due to low antigen expression or periods of low antibody titers. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Facilitation of complement-dependent killing of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, by specific immunoglobulin G Fab antibody fragments. (nih.gov)
  • The human complement C9 protein (∼65 kDa) is a member of the complement pathway. (figshare.com)
  • A rare defect of the complement classical pathway associated with susceptibility to severe recurrent infections, predominantly by Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Neisseria meningitidis. (abcam.com)
  • The complement cascade consists of 3 separate pathways that converge in a final common pathway. (medscape.com)
  • Among its related pathways are Complement and coagulation cascades and Immune response Lectin induced complement pathway . (genecards.org)
  • Total complement activity (CH50 or CH100) may be ordered to look at the integrity of the entire classical complement pathway. (labcorp.com)
  • Recently, properdin, a positive regulator of the alternative pathway of complement, has been shown to bind to surfaces and promote complement activation. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Moreover, the mechanisms involved in alternative pathway-mediated complement activation or its consequences on infection in C. pneumoniae remain unknown. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Three biochemical pathways activate the complement system: the classical complement pathway , the alternative complement pathway , and the lectin pathway . (wikipedia.org)
  • While these two pathways differ from the classical pathway in their initial activation, all three complement pathways converge to similar outcomes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The complement-activating polysaccharides found in medicinal plants are grouped into pectic polysaccharides (pectins, pectic arabinogalactans, and pectic herteroglycans), arabinogalactans, arabinans and other types such as mucilage, and it is suggested that they activate the complement system mainly through the classical pathway (Yamada and Kiyohara, 1999). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Individual chapter topics include the building blocks of the complement system, the classical pathway C1 complex, structure-function relationships in CD59, and cyclic antagonists of human C5a receptors. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Götze, O., Müller-Eberhard, H.-J.: The C3-activator system: an alternate pathway of complement activation. (springer.com)
  • Complement-mediated accelerated growth of cultured tumor cell lines initiated by low mAb levels was associated with activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT survival pathway and significantly elevated levels of both p-AKT and p-PRAS40. (aacrjournals.org)
  • This sublytic complement activation was associated with activation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT survival pathway. (aacrjournals.org)
  • V. IgG and F(ab')2 mediate killing of E. coli 0111B4 by the alternative complement pathway without increasing C5b-9 deposition. (nih.gov)
  • Kenny DM, Davis AE (1981) Association of alternative complement pathway components with human blood platelets: secretion and localization of factor D and beta-1H globulin. (springer.com)
  • This gene encodes the final component of the complement system. (thermofisher.com)
  • A non-synonymous SNP (nsSNP) in the Complement component 9 (C9) gene was identified, and the association between meat quality traits and the C9 genotype was analyzed. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • The nsSNP in the C9 gene was located at c.942 G>T. In the dominant model, significant associations were observed between the SNP and meat quality traits such as CIE L, collagen content, moisture level, and $pH_{24h}$ , whereas in the co-dominant model, significant associations were observed between the SNP and CIE L, collagen content, and protein content. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Gene ID: 735) is the final step in the Complement cascade. (mesoscale.com)
  • C6 (Complement C6) is a Protein Coding gene. (genecards.org)
  • Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4368352 Summary Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) - Complement component 5 is a protein is encoded by the C5 gene. (medindia.net)
  • generation of biologically active materials from late acting complement components and 2. (springer.com)
  • It was also shown that the activation of the late-acting complement components (C3-C9) by endotoxin increased by 100 times after adrenalectomy in rats. (springer.com)
  • After binding of C8, a variable number of C9 molecules associate with the C5b678 complex, which is also termed the terminal complement complex (TCC). (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Full lytic activity of MAC occurs only after binding of three to six C9 molecules to each C5b-8 complex. (emdmillipore.com)
  • Therefore, these results indicate that, although the binding of C9 molecules to the C5b-8 complex (C5b-9 monomer formation) does not significantly affect the susceptibility to proteases of the C9 molecules, C5b-9 dimer formation markedly limits the accessibility of proteases to the C9 subunit molecules. (elsevier.com)
  • Active MAC is composed of the subunits C5b, C6, C7, C8 and several C9 molecules. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similar hydrophobic sites on C8 and C9 molecules are exposed when they bind to the complex, so they can also insert into the bilayer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Multiple molecules of C9 can join spontaneously in concentrated solution to form polymers of C9. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once activated, about 12-18 molecules of C9 polymerize to form pores in target cell membranes, causing lysis and cell death. (wikipedia.org)
  • The final step of MAC on target cell surfaces involves the polymerization of C9 molecules bound to C5b8 forming C5b-9. (wikipedia.org)
  • C9 molecules allow cylindrical, asymmetrical transmembrane pores to form. (wikipedia.org)
  • C5a is also a potent chemokine which stimulates the locomotion of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and directs their migration toward sites of inflammation.Complement C5 (C3 And PZP Like Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Domain Containing Protein 4 or C5) pipeline Target constitutes close to 31 molecules. (medindia.net)
  • New studies point to the complex interplay between the complement cascade and adaptive immune response, and complement is also being studied in association with ischemic injury as a target of therapy. (medscape.com)
  • The Classical Complement Cascade Mediates CNS Synapse Elimination. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • The "complement cascade" is a series of reactions that take place in the blood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Bioinformatics analyses indicated that DEPs in both the EOPE and LOPE groups were associated with abnormalities in the activation of the coagulation cascade and complement system as well as with lipid metabolism. (peerj.com)
  • The pathogenesis of EOPE and LOPE appeared to be associated with coagulation cascade activation, lipid metabolism, and complement activation. (peerj.com)
  • The complement system is a biochemical cascade that helps, or complements, the ability of antibodies to clear pathogens from an organism. (wikipathways.org)
  • Terminal complement components comprise the final 5 components of the complement cascade (C5 to C9). (scielo.org.za)
  • Yamamoto, K & Migita, S 1981, ' Proteolysis of the monomeric and dimeric C5b-9 complexes of complement: Alteration in the susceptibility to proteases of the C9 subunits associated with C5b-9 dimerization ', Journal of Immunology , vol. 127, no. 2, pp. 423-426. (elsevier.com)
  • In: Lambris JD (Current topics in microbiology and immunology, Vol 153) (ed) The third component of complement. (springer.com)
  • Complement component C9 acts in a similar way to perforin, a pore forming protein found in cytotoxic T cells. (leicabiosystems.com)
  • Perforin has structural and functional similarities to complement component 9 (C9). (wikipedia.org)
  • It was originally identified and named as being common to five complement components (C6, C7, C8-alpha, C8-beta, and C9) and perforin. (embl.de)
  • All three pathways of the complement system ( classical , lectin and alternative pathways) initiate the formation of MAC. (wikipedia.org)
  • The complement system is a central component of the innate immune response and is involved in many functions, including recognition, opsonization, phagocytosis, and destruction of foreign cells, as well as generation of chemotactic fragments (C3a and C5a) and activation of adaptive immunity ( 30 , 32 , 51 ) Three pathways of complement activation are known: the classical, lectin, and alternative pathways. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • at the same time, the inflammation promoted by complement activation can result in cellular damage when not kept in check. (medscape.com)
  • Complement testing may be ordered when a person has unexplained inflammation or edema or symptoms of an autoimmune disorder such as SLE. (labcorp.com)
  • Effects of Complement Inhibition with Soluble Complement Receptor-1 on Vascular Injury and Inflammation during Renal Allograft Rejection in the Rat, Am. J. Pathol. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Mediators of inflammation: complement. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Inflammation and thrombosis are two responses that are linked through a number of mechanisms, one of them being the complement system. (rupress.org)
  • This convertase cleaves large quantities of C3 into C3b, the main effector of complement, and C3a, a potent mediator of inflammation released into the medium. (rupress.org)
  • Devine DV, Siegel RS, Rosse WF (1987) Interactions of the platelets in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with complement. (springer.com)
  • The complement system is part of the innate immune system. (medscape.com)
  • Although the complement system is part of the body's innate, relatively nonspecific defense against pathogens, its role is hardly primitive or easily understood. (medscape.com)
  • 2001). "The complement system and innate immunity" . (wikipedia.org)
  • Complement component 9 (C9) is a MACPF protein involved in the complement system, which is part of the innate immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • During this journey, from circulating cells to endothelial cells, C. pneumoniae encounters the innate immune system, in which the complement system may play a fundamental role in controlling Chlamydia infection. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The roles of some of the components of the innate immune system have been tested in OA models in vivo including the roles of synovial macrophages and the complement system. (jrheum.org)
  • secondly, we review the literature that addresses the innate immune system, including the complement system and synovial macrophages, in the pathogenesis of OA. (jrheum.org)
  • Although recognized primarily as an important part of innate immunity, complement has adopted additional functions in different organisms. (rupress.org)
  • [ 2 ] , whereas C5 to C9 may have enhanced susceptibility to meningococcal disease. (medscape.com)
  • In this paper, we show that the converse is also true: activated platelets can activate the complement system. (rupress.org)
  • Using heterologous cells expressing P-selectin, we found that P-selectin alone is sufficient to activate the complement system, marked by increases in C3b deposition, C3a generation, and C5b-9 formation. (rupress.org)
  • Here, we show that upon activation, platelets activate the complement system, which proceeds to its final stages marked by the formation of the C5b-9 complex. (rupress.org)
  • PA5-19826 targets C9 in IHC (P) and WB applications and shows reactivity with Human samples. (thermofisher.com)
  • No significant cross-reactivity or interference between Rat C9 and analogues was observed. (srgroupchemical.com)
  • Supplemental IgG enhanced 125I-labeled C9 deposition and potentiated the bactericidal activity of exogenous C9. (nih.gov)
  • The binding of these physiological forms accelerates complement activation on the Chlamydia pneumoniae surface, as measured by C3b and C9 deposition. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Complement components C6, C7, C8 and C9. (ebi.ac.uk)
  • Complement C1r/C1s components (1 copy). (yale.edu)
  • In fish, the liver is the site where the majority of complement components are produced and expressed, but C9 can also be found in other tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • MAC formation starts with the assembly of a tetrameric complex with the complement components C6, C7, C8, and C5b. (wikipedia.org)
  • Individual complement components may be ordered when the total complement activity (CH50, sometimes called CH100) is abnormal to help determine which of the components are deficient or abnormal. (labcorp.com)
  • C3 and C4 are the complement components measured most often. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Betz M, Seitz M, Hansch GM (1987) Thromboxane B2 synthesis in human platelets induced by the late complement components C5b-9. (springer.com)
  • Hansch GM, Gemsa D, Resch K (1985) Induction of prostanoid synthesis in human platelets by the late complement components C5b-9 and channel forming antibiotic nystatin: inhibition of the reacylation of liberated arachidonic acid. (springer.com)
  • Like C9, this protein creates transmembrane tubules and is capable of lysing non-specifically a variety of target cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Synthetic peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues 1 - 100 of Human C9. (thermofisher.com)
  • Native, human C9 complement component. (emdmillipore.com)
  • Orthologous to human C9 (complement C9). (zfin.org)
  • The complement system can be recruited and brought into action by antibodies generated by the adaptive immune system . (wikipedia.org)
  • In the early 20th century, this controversy was resolved when it became understood that complement can act in combination with specific antibodies, or on its own in a non-specific way. (wikipedia.org)
  • These findings were mirrored by in vitro studies with antibodies against these antigens as well as GD2 and CD20 (with Rituxan), and shown to be complement-dependent in all cases. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Antibodies specific to surface antigens are not effective in complement-mediated killing of Haemophilus ducreyi. (nih.gov)
  • Functional complement C1q abnormality leads to impaired immune complexes and apoptotic cell clearance. (medscape.com)
  • Evasion of complement-mediated killing is a common phenotype for many different types of pathogens, but the mechanism is still poorly understood. (frontiersin.org)
  • Activation of complement represents one means of natural resistance to infection from a wide variety of potential pathogens. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Here we studied whether properdin-mediated complement activation occurs on the surface of Chlamydia pneumoniae , an obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacterium that causes 10 to 20% of community-acquired pneumonia. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • We measured the concentration of C9 in the CSF and plasma of 93 consecutive patients referred for CSF examination in an outpatient multispecialty clinic. (elsevier.com)
  • The OD value is proportional to the concentration of Rat C9. (srgroupchemical.com)
  • You can calculate the concentration of Rat C9 in the samples by comparing the OD of the samples to the standard curve. (srgroupchemical.com)
  • Degn SE, Jensenius JC, Thiel S. Disease-causing mutations in genes of the complement system. (medscape.com)
  • Expression of Complement Regulator Genes in Aβ1-42 Stimulated Human Neuroblastoma Cell. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • C9 genes include 11 exons and 10 introns when found in fish. (wikipedia.org)
  • MACPF protein, terminal complement component, TCC-like of 585 aas. (tcdb.org)
  • Whereas uEVs of young patients with ADPKD and preserved kidney function already had higher levels of complement, only uEVs of patients with advanced stages of ADPKD had increased levels of villin-1, periplakin, and envoplakin. (asnjournals.org)
  • These fluid phase complexes do not bind to cell membranes and are ultimately scavenged by clusterin and vitronectin, two regulators of complement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Opportunities for new therapies based on the natural regulators of complement activation. (wikipathways.org)
  • The complement system plays an important part in defense against pyogenic organisms. (medscape.com)
  • In addition to playing an important role in host defense against infection, the complement system is a mediator in both the pathogenesis and prevention of immune complex diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (medscape.com)
  • These findings underscore the duality of the complement system. (medscape.com)
  • Knowledge about the complement system is expanding. (medscape.com)
  • An intricate system regulates complement activity. (medscape.com)
  • Reid K. B. M., The complement system , in: B. D. Hames and D. M. Glover (eds. (wikipedia.org)
  • It may also be ordered when a health practitioner suspects that someone may have an immune complex-related condition and wants to check the status of the person's complement system. (labcorp.com)
  • It controls a protein called C1, which is part of the complement system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Total complement activity (CH50, CH100) looks at the overall activity of the complement system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Merle NS, Church SE, Fremeaux-Bacchi V, Roumenina LT. Complement system part I - molecular mechanisms of activation and regulation. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Merle NS, Noe R, Halbwachs-Mecarelli L, Fremeaux-Bacchi V, Roumenina LT. Complement system part II: role in immunity. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Characterization of Complement Anaphylatoxins and Their Biological Responses, In: The Human Complement System in Health and Disease, Volanakis, J.E., Frank, M.M. (Eds. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • This protein is part of the complement system. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Ehrlich introduced the term "complement" as part of his larger theory of the immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ehrlich, therefore, named this heat-labile component "complement," because it is something in the blood that "complements" the cells of the immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complement component C3 is the most important and abundant protein in the complement system. (lifeextension.com)
  • When this happens, the complement system is activated and works as a cascading event like the falling of a row of dominoes. (lifeextension.com)
  • This blood test measures component 3 (C3) of the complement system. (lifeextension.com)
  • The interaction of blood platelets with the complement system is the subject of this review. (springer.com)
  • Blajchman MA, Ozge-Anwar AH (1986) The role of the complement system in hemostasis. (springer.com)
  • Activation of the complement system proceeded to its final stages, which was marked by the increased generation of the anaphylotoxin C3a and the C5b-9 complex. (rupress.org)
  • In summary, we have found that platelets are capable of activating the complement system, and have identified P-selectin as a receptor for C3b capable of initiating complement activation. (rupress.org)
  • The complement system mediates cell-cell interactions in many physiological processes, such as hematopoiesis, organogenesis, and in reproduction ( 1 ). (rupress.org)
  • For these functions to be executed, the complement system requires activation that is marked by the formation of the C3 convertase complex on the surface of target cells. (rupress.org)
  • We have also identified P-selectin expressed on activated platelets as a receptor for C3b, thus linking thrombosis and local activation of the complement system on platelets. (rupress.org)
  • Low molecular weight dextran sulfate prevents complement activation and delays hyperacute rejection in pig-to-human xenotransplantation models, Xenotransplantation, 8:24-35 (2001). (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Our Complement Component C9 Lysates can be used in a variety of model species. (novusbio.com)
  • Role of a disulfide-bonded peptide loop within human complement C9 in the species-selectivity of complement inhibitor CD59. (embl.de)
  • It resembled the previously described polymerized C9 (poly C9) produced from isolated monomeric C9 by prolonged incubation at 37° C in that it was resistant to dissociation by SDS and reducing agents and had an apparent molecular weight of ~1.1 million. (elsevier.com)
  • Combined Inhibition of Apoptosis and Complement Improves Neural Graft Survival of Embryonic Rat and Porcine Mesencephalon in the Rat Brain, Exp. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • This article describes the test that measures total complement activity. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The three distinct activation pathways of complement converge with the formation of a C5 convertase. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Effects of Complement Activation in the Isolated Heart, Circulation Research, 71:303-319 (1992). (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Leiner's disease associated with diminished third component of complement. (medscape.com)
  • Transgenic Expression of a Soluble Complement Inhibitor Protects Against Renal Disease and Promotes Survival in MAU/pr Mice, J. Immunol. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • A recombinant soluble chimeric complement inhibitor composed of human CD46 and COSS reduces acute cardiac tissue injury in models of pig-to-human heart transplantation, Transplantation, 69:2282-2289 (2000). (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Immunohistochemical analysis of Complement C9 staining in human liver cancer formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue section. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Human myocardium: immunohistochemical staining for complement component C9 using NCL-CCC9. (leicabiosystems.com)
  • Suppression of the Immune Response by a Soluble Complement Receptor of B Lymphocytes, 254:102-105 (1991). (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Borsos, T., Rapp, H. J.: Immune hemolysis: A simplified method for the preparation of EAC'4 with guinea pig or with human complement. (springer.com)
  • In addition, the combination of our transcriptomic data with an analysis of plasmatic immune parameters revealed a stimulation of complement activity associated with an immunodeficiency in the fish fed VD, and different inflammatory status between the two half-sibfamilies. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Inflammatory cellular mediators, activation of the complement, by-products of coagulation and hemolysis such as thrombin and fibrin, and hemoglobin enter the brain and induce a local and systemic inflammatory reaction. (frontiersin.org)