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.
Extravasation of blood into the skin, resulting in a nonelevated, rounded or irregular, blue or purplish patch, larger than a petechia.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
Serum glycoproteins participating in the host defense mechanism of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION that creates the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Included are glycoproteins in the various pathways of complement activation (CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; and LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY).
The 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.
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.
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).
Endogenous proteins that inhibit or inactivate COMPLEMENT C3B. They include COMPLEMENT FACTOR H and COMPLEMENT FACTOR I (C3b/C4b inactivator). They cleave or promote the cleavage of C3b into inactive fragments, and thus are important in the down-regulation of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and its cytolytic sequence.
A glycoprotein that is important in the activation of CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY. C4 is cleaved by the activated COMPLEMENT C1S into COMPLEMENT C4A and COMPLEMENT C4B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Databases containing information about PROTEINS such as AMINO ACID SEQUENCE; PROTEIN CONFORMATION; and other properties.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.
Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.
A process that includes the determination of AMINO ACID SEQUENCE of a protein (or peptide, oligopeptide or peptide fragment) and the information analysis of the sequence.
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 syndrome that is associated with microvascular diseases of the KIDNEY, such as RENAL CORTICAL NECROSIS. It is characterized by hemolytic anemia (ANEMIA, HEMOLYTIC); THROMBOCYTOPENIA; and ACUTE RENAL FAILURE.
A highly acidic mucopolysaccharide formed of equal parts of sulfated D-glucosamine and D-glucuronic acid with sulfaminic bridges. The molecular weight ranges from six to twenty thousand. Heparin occurs in and is obtained from liver, lung, mast cells, etc., of vertebrates. Its function is unknown, but it is used to prevent blood clotting in vivo and vitro, in the form of many different salts.
Autoantibodies directed against cytoplasmic constituents of POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES and/or MONOCYTES. They are used as specific markers for GRANULOMATOSIS WITH POLYANGIITIS and other diseases, though their pathophysiological role is not clear. ANCA are routinely detected by indirect immunofluorescence with three different patterns: c-ANCA (cytoplasmic), p-ANCA (perinuclear), and atypical ANCA.
A condition characterized by severe PROTEINURIA, greater than 3.5 g/day in an average adult. The substantial loss of protein in the urine results in complications such as HYPOPROTEINEMIA; generalized EDEMA; HYPERTENSION; and HYPERLIPIDEMIAS. Diseases associated with nephrotic syndrome generally cause chronic kidney dysfunction.
A polymorphonuclear leukocyte-derived serine protease that degrades proteins such as ELASTIN; FIBRONECTIN; LAMININ; VITRONECTIN; and COLLAGEN. It is named for its ability to control myeloid cell growth and differentiation.
Inflammation of any one of the blood vessels, including the ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.
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.
Small glycoproteins found on both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cells. CD59 restricts the cytolytic activity of homologous complement by binding to C8 and C9 and blocking the assembly of the membrane attack complex. (From Barclay et al., The Leukocyte Antigen FactsBook, 1993, p234)
A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.
Highly specialized EPITHELIAL CELLS that line the HEART; BLOOD VESSELS; and lymph vessels, forming the ENDOTHELIUM. They are polygonal in shape and joined together by TIGHT JUNCTIONS. The tight junctions allow for variable permeability to specific macromolecules that are transported across the endothelial layer.
Experimentally induced chronic injuries to the parenchymal cells in the liver to achieve a model for LIVER CIRRHOSIS.
A deficiency of blood coagulation factor V (known as proaccelerin or accelerator globulin or labile factor) leading to a rare hemorrhagic tendency known as Owren's disease or parahemophilia. It varies greatly in severity. Factor V deficiency is an autosomal recessive trait. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A disorder beginning in childhood. It is marked by the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest. Manifestations of the disorder vary greatly depending on the developmental level and chronological age of the individual. (DSM-V)
The classic hemophilia resulting from a deficiency of factor VIII. It is an inherited disorder of blood coagulation characterized by a permanent tendency to hemorrhage.
Blood-coagulation factor VIII. Antihemophilic factor that is part of the factor VIII/von Willebrand factor complex. Factor VIII is produced in the liver and acts in the intrinsic pathway of blood coagulation. It serves as a cofactor in factor X activation and this action is markedly enhanced by small amounts of thrombin.
The genetic complement of an organism, including all of its GENES, as represented in its DNA, or in some cases, its RNA.
The profession of writing. Also the identity of the writer as the creator of a literary production.
Collections of facts, assumptions, beliefs, and heuristics that are used in combination with databases to achieve desired results, such as a diagnosis, an interpretation, or a solution to a problem (From McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed).
A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.
A highly-sensitive (in the picomolar range, which is 10,000-fold more sensitive than conventional electrophoresis) and efficient technique that allows separation of PROTEINS; NUCLEIC ACIDS; and CARBOHYDRATES. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
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Structural basis of profactor D activation: from a highly flexible zymogen to a novel self-inhibited serine protease, complement factor D. (1/132)

The crystal structure of profactor D, determined at 2.1 A resolution with an Rfree and an R-factor of 25.1 and 20.4%, respectively, displays highly flexible or disordered conformation for five regions: N-22, 71-76, 143-152, 187-193 and 215-223. A comparison with the structure of its mature serine protease, complement factor D, revealed major conformational changes in the similar regions. Comparisons with the zymogen-active enzyme pairs of chymotrypsinogen, trypsinogen and prethrombin-2 showed a similar distribution of the flexible regions. However, profactor D is the most flexible of the four, and its mature enzyme displays inactive, self-inhibited active site conformation. Examination of the surface properties of the N-terminus-binding pocket indicates that Ile16 may play the initial positioning role for the N-terminus, and Leu17 probably also helps in inducing the required conformational changes. This process, perhaps shared by most chymotrypsinogen-like zymogens, is followed by a factor D-unique step, the re-orientation of an external Arg218 to an internal position for salt-bridging with Asp189, leading to the generation of the self-inhibited factor D.  (+info)

Calcium-independent haemolysis via the lectin pathway of complement activation in the guinea-pig and other species*. (2/132)

We previously reported that complement-dependent haemolysis of sheep erythrocytes (E) coated with mannan (M) and sensitized with human mannan-binding lectin (MBL) via the lectin pathway in man occurs in Mg-EGTA and requires alternative pathway amplification. Calcium was required for MBL binding to E-M, but once the E-M-MBL intermediate was formed, MBL was retained and haemolysis occurred in the absence of calcium. Comparable or greater lectin pathway haemolysis in the absence of calcium was observed upon incubation of E-M-MBL in guinea-pig, rat, dog and pig sera, and was further investigated in the guinea-pig, in which titres were much higher ( approximately 14-fold) than in man, and in contrast to humans, greater than classical pathway haemolytic activity. As in human serum, no lysis was observed in C4- or C2-deficient guinea-pig serum until purified C4 or C2, respectively, were restored. However, lectin pathway haemolytic activity in the guinea-pig did not require the alternative pathway. Removal (>98%) of factor D activity by three sequential passages through Sephadex G-75, resulting in serum which retained a normal classical pathway but no alternative pathway haemolytic activity, did not reduce the ability of guinea-pig serum to mediate haemolysis via the lectin pathway. Further, the C3-convertase formed via the lectin pathway (E-M-MBL-C4,2) lysed in C2-deficient guinea-pig but not human serum chelated with EDTA, a condition which precludes alternative pathway amplification. Thus, lectin pathway haemolysis occurs efficiently in guinea-pig serum, in the absence of calcium and without requirement for alternative pathway amplification. The guinea-pig provides a model for studying the assembly and haemolytic function of a lectin pathway which contrasts with the lectin pathway of man, and allows for comparisons that may help clarify the role of this pathway in complement biology.  (+info)

The Arthus reaction in rodents: species-specific requirement of complement. (3/132)

We induced reverse passive Arthus (RPA) reactions in the skin of rodents and found that the contribution of complement to immune complex-mediated inflammation is species specific. Complement was found to be necessary in rats and guinea pigs but not in C57BL/6J mice. In rats, within 4 h after initiation of an RPA reaction, serum alternative pathway hemolytic titers decreased significantly below basal levels, whereas classical pathway titers were unchanged. Thus the dermal reaction proceeds coincident with systemic activation of complement. The serine protease inhibitor BCX 1470, which blocks the esterolytic and hemolytic activities of the complement enzymes Cls and factor D in vitro, also blocked development of RPA-induced edema in the rat. These data support the proposal that complement-mediated processes are of major importance in the Arthus reaction in rats and guinea pigs, and suggest that BCX 1470 will be useful as an anti-inflammatory agent in diseases where complement activation is known to be detrimental.  (+info)

Mutational analysis of the primary substrate specificity pocket of complement factor B. Asp(226) is a major structural determinant for p(1)-Arg binding. (4/132)

Factor B is a serine protease, which despite its trypsin-like specificity has Asn instead of the typical Asp at the bottom of the S(1) pocket (position 189, chymotrypsinogen numbering). Asp residues are present at positions 187 and 226 and either one could conceivably provide the negative charge for binding the P(1)-Arg of the substrate. Determination of the crystal structure of the factor B serine protease domain has revealed that the side chain of Asp(226) is within the S(1) pocket, whereas Asp(187) is located outside the pocket. To investigate the possible role of these atypical structural features in substrate binding and catalysis, we constructed a panel of mutants of these residues. Replacement of Asp(187) caused moderate (50-60%) decrease in hemolytic activity, compared with wild type factor B, whereas replacement of Asn(189) resulted in more profound reductions (71-95%). Substitutions at these two positions did not significantly affect assembly of the alternative pathway C3 convertase. In contrast, elimination of the negative charge from Asp(226) completely abrogated hemolytic activity and also affected formation of the C3 convertase. Kinetic analyses of the hydrolysis of a P(1)-Arg containing thioester by selected mutants confirmed that residue Asp(226) is a primary structural determinant for P(1)-Arg binding and catalysis.  (+info)

C/EBPbeta, when expressed from the C/ebpalpha gene locus, can functionally replace C/EBPalpha in liver but not in adipose tissue. (5/132)

Knockout of C/EBPalpha causes a severe loss of liver function and, subsequently, neonatal lethality in mice. By using a gene replacement approach, we generated a new C/EBPalpha-null mouse strain in which C/EBPbeta, in addition to its own expression, substituted for C/EBPalpha expression in tissues. The homozygous mutant mice C/ebpalpha(beta/beta) are viable and fertile and show none of the overt liver abnormalities found in the previous C/EBPalpha-null mouse line. Levels of hepatic PEPCK mRNA are not different between C/ebpalpha(beta/beta) and wild-type mice. However, despite their normal growth rate, C/ebpalpha(beta/beta) mice have markedly reduced fat storage in their white adipose tissue (WAT). Expression of two adipocyte-specific factors, adipsin and leptin, is significantly reduced in the WAT of C/ebpalpha(beta/beta) mice. In addition, expression of the non-adipocyte-specific genes for transferrin and cysteine dioxygenase is reduced in WAT but not in liver. Our study demonstrates that when expressed from the C/ebpalpha gene locus, C/EBPbeta can act for C/EBPalpha to maintain liver functions during development. Moreover, our studies with the C/ebpalpha(beta/beta) mice provide new insights into the nonredundant functions of C/EBPalpha and C/EBPbeta on gene regulation in WAT.  (+info)

Induction of adipocyte-specific gene expression is correlated with mammary tumor regression by the retinoid X receptor-ligand LGD1069 (targretin). (6/132)

Targretin (LGD1069; a high-affinity ligand for the retinoid X receptors) is an efficacious chemotherapeutic and chemopreventive agent in the N-nitroso-N-methylurea-induced rat mammary carcinoma model. To evaluate the molecular action of LGD1069 in mammary carcinoma we have examined gene expression patterns in controls and nonresponding tumors compared with tumors undergoing regression (responding) by LGD1069. When compared with controls or nonresponding tumors, the expression of adipocyte-related genes such as adipocyte P2 (aP2), adipsin, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma), and lipoprotein lipase was elevated in LGD1069-responding tumors. Further analysis showed that gene expression changes occurred rapidly, in as little as 6 h, after the first dose of LGD1069. Immunohistochemical analysis showed that aP2 protein was also highly expressed in responding tumors when compared with control or nonresponding tumors. More importantly, aP2 protein was localized in the tumor cells in addition to the adipocytes present in the tumors. Similar changes in gene expression and inhibition in growth were seen in tumor cells (cloned from N-nitroso-N-methylurea-induced carcinoma) exposed to LGD1069 in vitro. These data suggest that tumor regression by LGD1069 involves differentiation induction along the adipocyte lineage.  (+info)

A comparison of on-line hemodiafiltration and high-flux hemodialysis: a prospective clinical study. (7/132)

Some of the morbidity associated with chronic hemodialysis is thought to result from retention of large molecular weight solutes that are poorly removed by diffusion in conventional hemodialysis. Hemodiafiltration combines convective and diffusive solute removal in a single therapy. The hypothesis that hemodiafiltration provides better solute removal than high-flux hemodialysis was tested in a prospective, randomized clinical trial. Patients were randomized to either on-line postdilution hemodiafiltration or high-flux hemodialysis. The groups did not differ in body size, treatment time, blood flow rate, or net fluid removal. The filtration volume in hemodiafiltration was 21 +/-1 L. Therapy prescriptions were unchanged for a 12-mo study period. Removal of both small (urea and creatinine) and large (ss(2)-microglobulin and complement factor D) solutes was significantly greater for hemodiafiltration than for high-flux hemodialysis. The increased urea and creatinine removal did not result in lower pretreatment serum concentrations in the hemodiafiltration group. Pretreatment plasma beta(2)-microglobulin concentrations decreased with time (P< 0.001); however, the decrease was similar for both therapies (P = 0.317). Pretreatment plasma complement factor D concentrations also decreased with time (P<0.001), and the decrease was significantly greater with hemodiafiltration than with high-flux hemodialysis (P = 0.010). The conclusion is that on-line hemodiafiltration provides superior solute removal to high-flux hemodialysis over a wide molecular weight range. The improved removal may not result in lower pretreatment plasma concentrations, however, possibly because of limitations in mass transfer rates within the body.  (+info)

A family with complement factor D deficiency. (8/132)

A complement factor D deficiency was found in a young woman who had experienced a serious Neisseria meningitidis infection, in a deceased family member with a history of meningitis, and in three relatives without a history of serious infections. The patient and these three relatives showed a normal activity of the classical complement pathway, but a very low activity of the alternative complement pathway and a very low capacity to opsonize Escherichia coli and N. meningitidis (isolated from the patient) for phagocytosis by normal human neutrophils. The alternative pathway-dependent hemolytic activity and the opsonizing capacity of these sera were restored by addition of purified factor D. The family had a high degree of consanguinity, and several other family members exhibited decreased levels of factor D. The gene encoding factor D was found to contain a point mutation that changed the TCG codon for serine 42 into a TAG stop codon. This mutation was found in both alleles of the five completely factor D-deficient family members and in one allele of 21 other members of the same family who had decreased or low-normal factor D levels in their serum. The gene sequence of the signal peptide of human factor D was also identified. Our report is the first, to our knowledge, to document a Factor D gene mutation. The mode of inheritance of factor D deficiency is autosomal recessive, in accordance with the localization of the Factor D gene on chromosome 19. Increased susceptibility for infections in individuals with a partial factor D deficiency is unlikely.  (+info)

1HFD: Structures of native and complexed complement factor D: implications of the atypical His57 conformation and self-inhibitory loop in the regulation of specific serine protease activity.
Barraquer-Simons syndrome (or acquired partial lipodystrophy, cephalothoracic lipodystrophy, and progressive lipodystrophy)) is a rare form of lipodystrophy, which usually first affects the head, and then spreads to the thorax. It is named for Luis Barraquer Roviralta (1855-1928), a Spanish physician, and Arthur Simons (1879-1942), a German physician. Some evidence links it to LMNB2. The etiology of this condition has not been fully elucidated. Lipodystrophy is often associated with glomerulonephritis, low C3 serum complement levels, and the presence of a C3 nephritic factor. C3 nephritic factor is a serum immunoglobulin G that interacts with the C3bBb alternative pathway convertase to activate C3. C3 nephritic factor induces the lysis of adipocytes that secrete adipsin, a product identical to complement factor D. The distribution of the lipoatrophy is postulated to be dictated by the variable amounts of adipsin secreted by the adipocytes at different locations. Human PTRF mutations may cause ...
Eculizumab, a humanized anti-complement C5 monoclonal antibody for treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, blocks the terminal complement pathway required for serum bactericidal activity (SBA). Because treated patients are at ,1000-fold increased risk of meningococcal disease, vaccination is recommended, but whether vaccination can protect by opsonophagocytic activity in the absence of SBA is not known. Meningococci were added to anticoagulated blood from 12 healthy adults vaccinated with meningococcal serogroup B and serogroup A,C,W,Y vaccines. Bacterial survival was measured after 3 hours incubation in the presence of eculizumab or, a control complement factor D inhibitor, ACH-4471, that blocks the alternative complement pathway (AP) and is in phase 2 development for treatment of PNH. In the absence of inhibitors, CFU/ml in blood from all 12 immunized subjects decreased from ~4000 at time 0 to sterile cultures at 3 hours. In the presence ...
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From NCBI Gene:. This gene encodes a member of the S1, or chymotrypsin, family of serine peptidases. This protease catalyzes the cleavage of factor B, the rate-limiting step of the alternative pathway of complement activation. This protein also functions as an adipokine, a cell signaling protein secreted by adipocytes, which regulates insulin secretion in mice. Mutations in this gene underlie complement factor D deficiency, which is associated with recurrent bacterial meningitis infections in human patients. Alternative splicing of this gene results in multiple transcript variants. At least one of these variants encodes a preproprotein that is proteolytically processed to generate the mature protease. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2015]. From UniProt: ...
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies are linked to an increased prevalence of interstitial lung disease and pulmonary embolism in systemic sclerosis, according to data published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.. The clinical significance of ANCA in [systemic sclerosis (SSc)] patients who do not manifest [ANCA-associated vasculitis] is controversial. An association between ANCA in SSc and [interstitial lung disease] has been suggested, Mandana Nikpour, PhD, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA, of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues wrote. However, this has not been consistently reported in all case series. It has also been suggested that ANCA in SSc patients may indicate an inflammatory component to the illness and that ANCA should be treated as a red flag, prompting a thorough investigation and follow-up. ...
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BCX 1470 is a serine protease inhibitor with the IC50 of 96 nM for factor D and 1.6 nM for C1s. Serine proteases are enzymes that cleave peptide bonds in proteins which are found ubiquitously in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes and serine serves as the nucleophilic amino acid at the active site. According to structure, serine proteases are divided into trypsin-like (chymotrypsin-like) family and subtilisin-like family. It is reported that serine proteases play an important role in various physiological functions, including digestion, immune response, blood coagulation and reproduction. BCX 1470 is a potent serine protease inhibitor and functions on the complement enzymes CIs and factor D sites. By determining the ability of enzyme to hydrolyze appropriate synthetic substrates, the result showed that BCX 1470 inhibited the factor D and C1s esterolytic activity which were important in the function of serine protease. In induced dermal RPA reaction rat model, administration of BCX 1470 markedly ...
The regulation of the expression of adipose-related genes, i.e., aP2, adipsin, and glycerophosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) by growth hormone (GH) and polyamines, as well as the role of fatty acids, have been investigated in polyamine-dependent Ob1754 cells and Ob1771 preadipose cells. Growth hormone acts as an obligatory hormone for adipsin and GPDH gene expression but its presence is not required for the expression of the aP2 gene. In fully differentiated Ob1771 cells, impairment of fatty acid synthesis by glucose deprivation leads to an inhibition of the aP2 gene expression, whereas the expression of adipsin and GPDH genes remains unaffected. Supplementation of the culture medium with fatty acids prevents the decrease of aP2 gene expression, and this effect appears primarily due to an increase in the transcriptional level of aP2 gene. The induction of aP2 gene has been examined in early committed, lipid-free Ob1771 cells in which fatty acid synthesis is very low despite glucose supplementation. ...
Jenny, Lorenz and Dobó, József and Gál, Péter and Pál, Gábor and Lam, Wilbur A. and Schroeder, Verena (2018) MASP-1 of the complement system enhances clot formation in a microvascular whole blood flow model. PLOS ONE, 13 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1932-6203 Oroszlán, Gábor and Dani, Ráhel and Szilágyi, András and Závodszky, Péter and Thiel, Steffen and Gál, Péter and Dobó, József (2017) Extensive Basal Level Activation of Complement Mannose-Binding Lectin-Associated Serine Protease-3: Kinetic Modeling of Lectin Pathway Activation Provides Possible Mechanism. FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY, 8. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1664-3224 Tóbiás, Zoltán and Pálinkó, Dóra and Sztanó, Balázs and Csanády, Miklós and Gál, Péter and Rovó, László (2017) A laryngomalacia endoszkópos ultrapulzációs-lézeres (ultra dream pulse) sebészete. A módszer hazai bevezetése során szerzett tapasztalataink , Endoscopic ultra dream pulse laser surgery of laryngomalacia. Our experiences gained during the ...
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There are two concepts behind the alternative pathway of complement: what occurs when a non-self cell is absent; and what occurs when a non-self cell is present. When a non-self cell is absent (meaning the tissue is healthy) then there is fluid-phase activation. Fluid-phase activation occurs continuously, spontaneously and very slowly. In fluid-phase activation, C3 spontaneously activates via hydrolysis to form C3H2O -- since it is unstable, C3H2O usually reverts to C3. However, if C3H2O encounters Factor B, then the two molecules bind to form a more stable C3H2OB molecule. Factor D then cleaves C3H2OB molecule to yield the enzyme C3H2OBb (aka fluid-phase C3 convertase). C3H2OBb has an active site on Bb; to culminate fluid-phase activation, this active site cleaves C3 into C3a and C3b. Fluid-phase activation is depicted in the figure to the left.. When a non-self cell is present, then a much faster process occurs. C3b binds to the surface of the non-self cell, then Factor B binds to the C3b. ...
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The alternative pathway is continuously activated at a low level, analogous to a car engine at idle, as a result of spontaneous C3 hydrolysis due to the breakdown of the internal thioester bond (C3 is mildly unstable in aqueous environment). The alternative pathway does not rely on pathogen-binding antibodies like the other pathways.[2] C3b that is generated from C3 by a C3 convertase enzyme complex in the fluid phase is rapidly inactivated by factor H and factor I, as is the C3b-like C3 that is the product of spontaneous cleavage of the internal thioester. In contrast, when the internal thioester of C3 reacts with a hydroxyl or amino group of a molecule on the surface of a cell or pathogen, the C3b that is now covalently bound to the surface is protected from factor H-mediated inactivation. The surface-bound C3b may now bind factor B to form C3bB. This complex in the presence of factor D will be cleaved into Ba and Bb. Bb will remain associated with C3b to form C3bBb, which is the alternative ...
The alternative pathway is continuously activated at a low level, analogous to a car engine at idle, as a result of spontaneous C3 hydrolysis due to the breakdown of the internal thioester bond (C3 is mildly unstable in aqueous environment). The alternative pathway does not rely on pathogen-binding antibodies like the other pathways.[2] C3b that is generated from C3 by a C3 convertase enzyme complex in the fluid phase is rapidly inactivated by factor H and factor I, as is the C3b-like C3 that is the product of spontaneous cleavage of the internal thioester. In contrast, when the internal thioester of C3 reacts with a hydroxyl or amino group of a molecule on the surface of a cell or pathogen, the C3b that is now covalently bound to the surface is protected from factor H-mediated inactivation. The surface-bound C3b may now bind factor B to form C3bB. This complex in the presence of factor D will be cleaved into Ba and Bb. Bb will remain associated with C3b to form C3bBb, which is the alternative ...
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The optimal reaction conditions for hemolytic assay of alternative complement pathway activity in mouse serum were investigated. A microtiter system was used, in which a number of 7.5×106 rabbit erythrocytes per test well appeared to be optimal. Rabbit erythrocytes were superior as target cells over erythtocytes from a number of ... read more other animal species. The optimal conditions were as follows: an incubation temperature of 39°C, an ionic strength of about 200 mM, and a magnesium concentration of 2.5 mM. Incubation during 60 min was not sufficient for an end-point titration. Addition of 1 mg of zymosan A per test well, however, enhanced and accelerated the hemolytic activity of mouse serum via the alternative pathway resulting in a maximum value after 45 min. This, most probably, proceeded by a mechanism involving the formation of a zymosan-C5-convertase and bystander lysis of the target cells. In contrast to the normal alternative pathway assay the zymosan-potentiated test did, most ...
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Background C3 plays a central role in the activation of the complement system. Its processing by C3 convertase is the central reaction in both classical and alternative complement pathways. After activation C3b can bind...
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The complement system provides a fundamental component of the body's immune response to invading microorganisms. This chapter highlights the various roles of the complement system in the orchestration of the immune response towards microbial infections, gives examples of microbial strategies to evade complement-mediated clearance, and discusses how acquired and inherited complement deficiencies may predispose an organism to infectious disease. Complement is activated by three pathways: the classical pathway, the alternative pathway, and the lectin pathway. The lectin pathway is activated by carbohydrate recognition molecules that bind to polysaccharide on the surface of a pathogen. Factor B, factor D, and properdin (factor P) are specific components of the alternative pathway of complement activation. The complement activation is tightly regulated by membrane-bound and fluid-phase regulatory components to avoid runaway activation of the enzymatic cascade that could lead to excess host tissue damage
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Complement pathways function to identify and remove pathogens and infected cells. There are three complement pathways: the classical, lectin and alternative pathway (AP). While all pathways are activated following pathogen stimuli, the AP is constitutively active and tightly controlled by activators (e.g., Factor B, Factor D) and negative regulators (e.g., Factor H). Complement activity can be measured by well-established methods that are often used in a diagnostic setting to determine the CH50 (50% complement hemolytic activity) or AP50, specifically to measure AP activity. The protocol here has adapted the traditional AP50 method designed to measure AP activity in human sera, to measure the positive or negative AP regulatory activity within a given test sample. The assay relies on the ability of AP components in human serum to lyse rabbit erythrocytes under in vitro conditions specific for the AP with subsequent release of hemoglobin that is quantitated by measurement of optical density. Our method
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Like complement factor H, CFHR5 is able to bind to complement C3. A mutation in CHFR5 was found in patients with the disease ... "Entrez Gene: CFHR5 complement factor H-related 5". McRae JL, Duthy TG, Griggs KM, et al. (2005). "Human factor H-related ... 2006). "Variations in the complement regulatory genes factor H (CFH) and factor H related 5 (CFHR5) are associated with ... Complement factor H-related protein 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFHR5 gene. CFHR5 is structurally related ...
"Cellular adhesion mediated by factor J, a complement inhibitor. Evidence for nucleolin involvement". The Journal of Biological ... Nucleolin is also able to act as a transcriptional coactivator with Chicken Ovalbumin Upstream Promoter Transcription Factor II ...
... is produced when complement factor I cleaves C3b. Complement receptors on white blood cells are able to bind iC3b, so iC3b ... thus preventing amplification of the complement cascade through the alternative pathway. Complement factor I can further cleave ... iC3b is a protein fragment that is part of the complement system, a component of the vertebrate immune system. ... Unlike intact C3b, iC3b cannot associate with factor B, ...
Complement factors are decreased in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus arthritis. Microscopic analysis of synovial fluid is ... Jay, GD; Britt, DE; Cha, CJ (March 2000). "Lubricin is a product of megakaryocyte stimulating factor gene expression by human ...
The Factor H-related protein 1 (FHR1) has been identified as a novel inhibitor of the complement pathway. FHR1 blocks C5 ... Apparently Factor H and FHR1 control complement activation in a sequential manner. In hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the ... 2009). "Factor H-related protein 1 (FHR-1) inhibits complement C5 convertase activity and terminal complex formation". Blood. ... Factor B then binds to C3b and is cleaved by a plasma serine protease Factor D. The C3bBb complex (= alternative pathway C3 ...
Overall this protein shows similarity to the complement 1Q factors (C1Q). However, when the 3-dimensional structure of the ... "The crystal structure of a complement-1q family protein suggests an evolutionary link to tumor necrosis factor". Current ... A low level of adiponectin is an independent risk factor for developing: Metabolic syndrome Diabetes mellitus Lower levels of ... Renaldi O, Pramono B, Sinorita H, Purnomo LB, Asdie RH, Asdie AH (January 2009). "Hypoadiponectinemia: a risk factor for ...
Malhotra R, Ward M, Sim RB, Bird MI (1999). "Identification of human complement Factor H as a ligand for L-selectin". Biochem. ... The molecule is composed of multiple domains: one homologous to lectins, one to epidermal growth factor, and two to the ... The embryo secretes human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which downregulates anti-adhesion factor, MUC-1, located on the uterine ...
April 2005). "Complement factor H variant increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration". Science. 308 (5720): 419-21 ... Some of the factors that should be considered are the level of efficacy of various genetic tests in the general population, ... 2015-07-02). "Race/Ethnic Differences in the Associations of the Framingham Risk Factors with Carotid IMT and Cardiovascular ... "individual risk factors". The study, Barriers to the Use of Personalized Medicine in Breast Cancer, took two different ...
Diaz-Guillen MA, Rodriguez de Cordoba S, Heine-Suner D (Jul 1999). "A radiation hybrid map of complement factor H and factor H- ... CFHR4 complement factor H-related 4". Hageman GS, Hancox LS, Taiber AJ, et al. (2007). "Extended Haplotypes in the Complement ... Complement factor H-related protein 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFHR4 gene. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ... 2000). "Functional properties of complement factor H-related proteins FHR-3 and FHR-4: binding to the C3d region of C3b and ...
Complement factor H-related protein 2) at the PDBe-KB. Zipfel PF, Skerka C (1994). "Complement factor H and related proteins: ... Díaz-Guillén MA, Rodríguez de Córdoba S, Heine-Suñer D (1999). "A radiation hybrid map of complement factor H and factor H- ... "Two additional human serum proteins structurally related to complement factor H. Evidence for a family of factor H-related ... Complement factor H-related protein 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFHR2 gene. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ...
... factor H, factor HR1 or HR3, membrane cofactor protein, factor I, factor B, complement C3, and thrombomodulin). This results in ... The complement system activation may be due to mutations in the complement regulatory proteins (factor H, factor I, or membrane ... of complement can result from production of anti-factor H autoantibodies or from genetic mutations in any of several complement ... "Platelet-associated complement factor H in healthy persons and patients with atypical HUS". Blood. 114 (20): 4538-4545. doi: ...
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Opsonins include Mfge8, Gas6, Protein S, antibodies and complement factors C1q and C3b. Phagoptosis has multiple functions ... Pathogenic cells such as bacteria can be opsonised by antibodies or complement factors, enabling their phagocytosis and ...
1989). "20 KDa homologous restriction factor of complement resembles T cell activating protein". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun ... 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 ... 1992). "Complement regulatory proteins at the feto-maternal interface during human placental development: distribution of CD59 ...
Lee FJ, Moss J, Vaughan M (1992). "Human and Giardia ADP-ribosylation factors (ARFs) complement ARF function in Saccharomyces ... ADP-ribosylation factor 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ARF5 gene. ADP-ribosylation factor 5 (ARF5) is a member ... Shin, O H; Exton J H (August 2001). "Differential binding of arfaptin 2/POR1 to ADP-ribosylation factors and Rac1". Biochem. ... Tsuchiya M, Price SR, Tsai SC, Moss J, Vaughan M (March 1991). "Molecular identification of ADP-ribosylation factor mRNAs and ...
"Entrez Gene: CFHR3 complement factor H-related 3". Zipfel PF, Skerka C (1994). "Complement factor H and related proteins: an ... Diaz-Guillen MA, Rodriguez de Cordoba S, Heine-Suner D (Jul 1999). "A radiation hybrid map of complement factor H and factor H- ... Complement factor H-related protein 3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFHR3 gene. GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ... 2000). "Complement factor H: sequence analysis of 221 kb of human genomic DNA containing the entire fH, fHR-1 and fHR-3 genes ...
Lee FJ, Moss J, Vaughan M (1992). "Human and Giardia ADP-ribosylation factors (ARFs) complement ARF function in Saccharomyces ... ADP-ribosylation factor 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ARF4 gene. ADP-ribosylation factor 4 (ARF4) is a member ... "ADP-ribosylation factor 4 small GTPase mediates epidermal growth factor receptor-dependent phospholipase D2 activation". J. ... "ADP-ribosylation factor 4 small GTPase mediates epidermal growth factor receptor-dependent phospholipase D2 activation". J. ...
Complement factor H-related protein 5 (CFHR5) nephropathy is a form of inherited kidney disease which is endemic in Cyprus and ... 26 August 2010). "Identification of a mutation in complement factor H-related protein 5 in patients of Cypriot origin with ... "Recurrence of Complement Factor H-Related Protein 5 Nephropathy in a Renal Transplant". American Journal of Transplantation. 11 ... This is evidence that the disease is caused by a problem with alternative complement pathway regulation, rather than activation ...
Lee FJ, Moss J, Vaughan M (1992). "Human and Giardia ADP-ribosylation factors (ARFs) complement ARF function in Saccharomyces ... ADP-ribosylation factor 3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ARF3 gene. ADP-ribosylation factor 3 (ARF3) is a member ... Williger BT, Provost JJ, Ho WT, Milstine J, Exton JH (July 1999). "Arfaptin 1 forms a complex with ADP-ribosylation factor and ... Lee CM, Haun RS, Tsai SC, Moss J, Vaughan M (1992). "Characterization of the human gene encoding ADP-ribosylation factor 1, a ...
Some HLA alleles have been suspected along with complement phenotypes as being genetic factors. Non-aggressive Berger's disease ... Other blood tests done to aid in the diagnosis include CRP or ESR, complement levels, ANA, and LDH. Protein electrophoresis and ... Hence the decision on which patients to treat should be based on the prognostic factors and the risk of progression. Also, IgA ... In cases where tonsillitis is the precipitating factor for episodic hematuria, a tonsillectomy has been claimed to reduce the ...
Complement 3 (C3) through its interaction with factors B and D (adipsin) generates C3a. In the human body, C3a is rapidly ... Complement peptide C5a, C4a, and C3a receptors". Pharmacol. Rev. 65 (1): 500-43. doi:10.1124/pr.111.005223. PMID 23383423. ...
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Lake Maracaibo and its basin are factors that complement each other to produce high rainfall. However, for the specific case of ... The soils of Zulia State, framed within the depression of Lake Maracaibo, are the result of the interaction of factors such as ... was its factor and governor of: the Province Ambrosio Dalfinger, the first conqueror of those regions. His expedition from Coro ... whose behavior is due to the altitudinal factor (205 meters above sea level), where the orography favors high rainfall. The ...
While the production of C3 (a complement factor) increases in the liver, the plasma concentration often lowers because of an ... Some act to destroy or inhibit growth of microbes, e.g., C-reactive protein, mannose-binding protein, complement factors, ... Alpha 2-macroglobulin and coagulation factors affect coagulation, mainly stimulating it. This pro-coagulant effect may limit ... and they also cause the production of platelet-activating factor and IL-6. After stimulation of proinflammatory cytokines, ...
BTA-TRAK is a sandwich ELISA which also detects human complement factor H-related protein. Sensitivities across biomarkers ... In addition to these major risk factors there are also numerous other modifiable factors that are less strongly (i.e. 10-20% ... including human complement factor H-related protein, high-molecular-weight carcinoembryonic antigen, and nuclear matrix protein ... BTA-STAT is a dipstick immunoassay for detection of human complement factor H-related protein. ...
Porins are also recognized by TLR2, they bind complement factors (C3b, C4b, factor H, and C4bp (complement factor 4b-binding ... Porins are also an important factor for complement inhibition for both pathogenic and commensal species. Porins are important ... Close contact with a carrier is the predominant risk factor. Other risk factors include a weakened general or local immune ... Factor H binding protein (fHbp) that is exhibited in N. meningitidis and some commensal species is the main inhibitor of the ...
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In this analysis, it is usually a reduced complement factor C4, rather than the C1-INH deficiency itself, that is detected. The ... especially depletion of complement factors 2 and 4, may indicate deficiency of C1-inhibitor. HAE type III is a diagnosis of ... which encodes the coagulation protein factor XII. All forms of HAE lead to abnormal activation of the complement system, and ... In hereditary angioedema, bradykinin formation is caused by continuous activation of the complement system due to a deficiency ...
Complement factor I deficiency is a disorder that affects the immune system. Explore symptoms, inheritance, genetics of this ... or absent complement factor I. The lack (deficiency) of functional complement factor I protein allows uncontrolled activation ... medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/complement-factor-i-deficiency/ Complement factor I deficiency. ... Complement factor I and several related proteins protect healthy cells by preventing activation of the complement system when ...
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Factor H functions as a cofactor in the inactivation of C3b by factor I and also increases the rate of dissociation of the ... C3bBb complex (C3 convertase) and the (C3b)NBB complex (C5 convertase) in the alternative complement pathway. UniProt ...
CFHR5 complement factor H related 5 [Homo sapiens] CFHR5 complement factor H related 5 [Homo sapiens]. Gene ID:81494 ... complement factor H-related protein 5. Names. factor H-related protein 5. ... Studies indicate that complement factor H-related proteins (FHR1-5) may enhance complement activation, with important ... Title: Complement factor H-related hybrid protein deregulates complement in dense deposit disease. ...
Schulz, T. F.; Schwaeble, W.; Stanley, K. K.; Weiss, Elisabeth H.; Dierich, Manfred P. (1986): Human complement factor H. ... kDa fragment of human complement control protein factor H using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies to screen a human liver ...
Factor H-like 1 (FHL-1) is a splice variant of FH that also possesses complement-inhibiting function. Additional five factor H- ... In addition to its canonical role in complement regulation, several other functions of FH have been discovered and a large ... While other fluid-phase and cell membrane-bound regulators of complement have been identified, FH is essential for controlling ... Moreover, numerous pathogenic microbes and some tumor cells have developed the ability to exploit FH for complement evasion. ...
Factor I deficiency in turn leads to low levels of complement component 3 (C3), factor B, factor H and properdin. In blood, due ... Complement factor I (factor I) is a protein of the complement system, first isolated in 1966 in guinea pig serum, that ... Loss of function mutations in the Complement Factor I gene lead to low levels of factor I which results in increased complement ... Complement factor I, also known as C3b/C4b inactivator, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFI gene. ...
Complement factor B is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFB gene. This gene encodes complement factor B, a component ... CFB complement factor B". Ambrus JL, Peters MG, Fauci AS, Brown EJ (March 1990). "The Ba fragment of complement factor B ... Christie DL, Gagnon J (January 1983). "Amino acid sequence of the Bb fragment from complement Factor B. Sequence of the major ... Upon activation of the alternative pathway, it is cleaved by complement factor D yielding the noncatalytic chain Ba and the ...
Buy our Recombinant Human Complement factor B protein (denatured). Ab174401 is a protein fragment produced in Escherichia coli ... Recombinant Human Complement factor B protein (denatured). See all Complement factor B proteins and peptides. ... Factor B which is part of the alternate pathway of the complement system is cleaved by factor D into 2 fragments: Ba and Bb. Bb ... a serine protease, then combines with complement factor 3b to generate the C3 or C5 convertase. It has also been implicated in ...
Complement factor H gene associations with end-stage kidney disease in African Americans.. Bonomo JA1, Palmer ND2, Hicks PJ3, ... Mutations in the complement factor H gene (CFH) region associate with renal-limited mesangial proliferative forms of ...
Antiphagocytic activity of streptococcal M protein: selective binding of complement control protein factor H. R D Horstmann, H ... Isolated complement components were used to study the regulation of the alternative complement pathway C3 convertase (EC 3.4. ... Antiphagocytic activity of streptococcal M protein: selective binding of complement control protein factor H ... Antiphagocytic activity of streptococcal M protein: selective binding of complement control protein factor H ...
Staphylococcus aureusClumping Factor A Binds to Complement Regulator Factor I and Increases Factor I Cleavage of C3b ... Myeloperoxidase influences the complement regulatory activity of complement factor H. Su-Fang Chen, Feng-Mei Wang, Zhi-Ying Li ... Factor H and Factor H-Related Protein 1 Bind to Human Neutrophils via Complement Receptor 3, Mediate Attachment to Candida ... Acquisition of Complement Inhibitor Serine Protease Factor I and Its Cofactors C4b-Binding Protein and Factor H by Prevotella ...
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  • Complement factor I and several related proteins protect healthy cells by preventing activation of the complement system when it is not needed. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Additional five factor H-related (FHR) proteins belong to the FH family and have been recognized as competitors of FH for binding to various ligands, thus modulating complement regulation. (frontiersin.org)
  • Methods and Results- Human coronary artery or human saphenous vein ECs were incubated with CRP (0 to 100 μg/mL, 0 to 72 hours), and the expression of the complement-inhibitory proteins decay-accelerating factor (DAF), membrane cofactor protein (CD46), and CD59 were measured by flow cytometry. (ahajournals.org)
  • The increased expression of complement-inhibitory proteins was functionally effective, resulting in significant reduction of complement-mediated lysis of antibody-coated human saphenous vein ECs. (ahajournals.org)
  • The complement system is a complex cascade of enzymes and regulatory proteins that normally participate in host defenses against microorganisms via opsonization, chemoattraction of leukocytes, cell lysis, and cell activation. (ahajournals.org)
  • Among these regulatory proteins is decay-accelerating factor (DAF, CD55), membrane cofactor protein (MCP, CD46), which binds to and facilitates the degradation of C3b and C4b, and CD59, which inhibits C5b-9. (ahajournals.org)
  • Because complement-inhibitory proteins protect the endothelium from complement-mediated injury and CRP is proatherogenic, in part because of its ability to activate complement, we hypothesized that the detrimental effect of CRP may involve the downregulation of these protective proteins. (ahajournals.org)
  • Initial studies assumed that these proteins are complement inhibitors similar to FH. (frontiersin.org)
  • However, recent evidence suggests that FHR proteins may rather enhance complement activation both directly and also by competing with the inhibitor FH for binding to certain ligands and surfaces. (frontiersin.org)
  • This mini review focuses on the role of the main alternative pathway regulator FH in host-pathogen interactions, as well as on the emerging role of the FHR proteins as enhancers of complement activation. (frontiersin.org)
  • The complement system, a major humoral arm of innate immunity, includes ~40 plasma and cell membrane-anchored proteins that act in a cascade-like manner to opsonize microbes and facilitate their phagocytosis, activate cellular responses, initiate inflammation, or directly lyse certain microbes by punching holes into them ( 1 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • (B) The five human FH-related (FHR) proteins retained domains homologous to complement control protein domains 6-9 and 18-20 of FH (showed by vertical alignment). (frontiersin.org)
  • Because complement is a powerful system to facilitate destruction of microbes or other target cells, host cells and tissues are protected by various combinations of fluid phase and membrane complement regulatory proteins that fine tune and/or block the activation steps of the complement cascade, restrict activation in both time and space, and prevent the potential deleterious effects of full-blown, excessive activation (Figure 1 A) ( 3 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • In analogy to the newly described neuroimmune regulatory proteins also known as "don't eat me" signals (CD200, CD47, CD22, fractalkine, semaphorins), we herein identify the key role of complement regulator factor H (fH) in controlling neuroinflammation initiated in an acute mouse model of Ab-dependent experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. (jimmunol.org)
  • Interactions of factor H with various endogenous ligands, such as pentraxins, extracellular matrix proteins and DNA are important in limiting local complement-mediated inflammation. (mdpi.com)
  • VEGF regulates local inhibitory complement proteins in the eye and kidney. (lsbio.com)
  • Unexpectedly, levels of factor H in bronchoalveolar samples correlate with levels of albumin, suggesting that the cause of factor H accumulation in bronchial fluid is not its direct secretion from tumor cells but the exudation of plasma proteins to the bronchial lumen. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Common polymorphisms in complement alternative pathway (AP) proteins C3 (C3R102G), factor B (fBR32Q), and factor H (fHV62I) are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other pathologies. (csic.es)
  • The complement system is a component of innate immunity produced locally in the CNS, since size restrictions from the blood brain barrier prevent complement proteins from easily passing through from the rest of the body. (uiowa.edu)
  • fH is a member of the genetically and structurally related regulators of complement activation family of proteins. (asm.org)
  • Some microbial pathogens utilize human complement regulatory proteins, such as factor H (FH) and factor H-like protein 1 (FHL-1), for immune evasion. (asm.org)
  • The common pathway for the development of pathogen immunity is to evade complement attack and opsonophagocytosis, which is often influenced or dictated by a pathogen's ability to bind complement regulatory proteins ( 1 , 7 , 8 , 12 , 13 , 15 , 17 , 28 ). (asm.org)
  • 26 ) have identified FbaA, which is expressed by a serotype M1 GAS isolate, 90-226, as the protein that mediates the binding of both human complement regulatory proteins FH and factor H-like protein (FHL-1) ( 25 ). (asm.org)
  • We used fluorescent microscopy, monospecific antibodies against complement components, fluorescent secondary antibodies, and the analysis of .150 images to quantify the attachment of HUVEC-released complement proteins to ULVWF strings secreted by, and anchored to, the HUVECs (under conditions of ADAMTS-13 inhibition). (rice.edu)
  • Complement acts as a danger‐sensing system in the innate immune system, and its activation initiates a strong inflammatory response and cleavage of the proteins C3 and C5 by proteolytic enzymes, the convertases. (embopress.org)
  • Activation of the proteolytic complement cascade triggers cleavage of the homologous 185-200 kDa proteins C3, C4, and C5 ( Supplementary Figure S1 ). (embopress.org)
  • Terminal complement proteins C5b-9 release basic fibroblast growth factor and platelet-derived growth factor from endothelial cells. (rupress.org)
  • Endothelial deposits of C5b-9 proteins, the membrane attack complex of complement (MAC), have been found in a variety of pathological tissues in which cell proliferation is an early characteristic abnormality, including atherosclerosis. (rupress.org)
  • We have explored a possible bridging role for terminal complement C5b-9 proteins in eliciting focal signals for cell proliferation by releasing growth factors from endothelial cells. (rupress.org)
  • Modulation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement by Murine Factor H-Related Proteins. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Thurman JM, Laskowski J. Complement factor H-related proteins in IgA nephropathy-sometimes a gentle nudge does the trick. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Complement factor I deficiency is caused by mutations in the CFI gene. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This gene provides instructions for making a protein called complement factor I. This protein helps regulate a part of the body's immune response known as the complement system . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Mutations in the CFI gene that cause complement factor I deficiency result in abnormal, nonfunctional, or absent complement factor I. The lack (deficiency) of functional complement factor I protein allows uncontrolled activation of the complement system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This gene is a member of a small complement factor H (CFH) gene cluster on chromosome 1. (nih.gov)
  • Each member of this gene family contains multiple short consensus repeats (SCRs) typical of regulators of complement activation. (nih.gov)
  • The protein encoded by this gene has nine SCRs with the first two repeats having heparin binding properties, a region within repeats 5-7 having heparin binding and C reactive protein binding properties, and the C-terminal repeats being similar to a complement component 3 b (C3b) binding domain. (nih.gov)
  • Rare Variants in the Complement Factor H-Related Protein 5 Gene Contribute to Genetic Susceptibility to IgA Nephropathy. (nih.gov)
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and genetic aberrations in the complement factor H-related 5 gene. (nih.gov)
  • Complement factor I, also known as C3b/C4b inactivator, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFI gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • The gene for Factor I in humans is located on chromosome 4. (wikipedia.org)
  • Loss of function mutations in the Complement Factor I gene lead to low levels of factor I which results in increased complement activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complement factor B is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFB gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • This gene encodes complement factor B, a component of the alternative pathway of complement activation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The polyadenylation site of this gene is 421 bp from the 5' end of the gene for complement component 2. (wikipedia.org)
  • Entrez Gene: CFB complement factor B". Ambrus JL, Peters MG, Fauci AS, Brown EJ (March 1990). (wikipedia.org)
  • Molecular cloning and characterization of the gene coding for human complement protein factor B". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (wikipedia.org)
  • Complement factor H gene associations with end-stage kidney disease in African Americans. (nih.gov)
  • Mutations in the complement factor H gene (CFH) region associate with renal-limited mesangial proliferative forms of glomerulonephritis including IgA nephropathy (IgAN), dense deposit disease (DDD) and C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN). (nih.gov)
  • Complement factor 5 is a quantitative trait gene that modifies liver fibrogenesis in mice and humans," Nature Genetics , vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 835-843, 2005. (hindawi.com)
  • Wild-type C57 mice and factor B gene knockout C57 (FBKO) mice were sued. (arvojournals.org)
  • CFH / Complement Factor H is a member of the Regulator of Complement Activation (RCA) gene cluster and encodes a protein with twenty short consensus repeat (SCR) domains. (lsbio.com)
  • Four complement factor H gene polymorphisms in association with AMD: A meta-analysis. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Alternatively spliced transcripts of the human complement C2 gene. (semanticscholar.org)
  • This gene encodes a serine proteinase that is essential for regulating the complement cascade. (mybiosource.com)
  • Defects in this gene cause complement factor I deficiency, an autosomal recessive disease associated with a susceptibility to pyogenic infections. (mybiosource.com)
  • Mutations in this gene underlie complement factor D deficiency, which is associated with recurrent bacterial meningitis infections in human patients. (nih.gov)
  • Complement can be activated by three major pathways, the classical, the lectin, and the alternative pathway. (frontiersin.org)
  • The recognition molecules of the pathways initiate activation by interacting with enzymatically active components that propagate the cascade and generate active complement fragments and complexes that mediate the biological effects of the system (Figure 1 A) ( 2 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement pathways and the human factor H (FH) protein family. (frontiersin.org)
  • Schematic overview of the major complement activation and regulation pathways. (frontiersin.org)
  • You need to have more background on the various complement factors, their function, the 3 different pathways of activation etc) NCIPH is a liver disorder of vascular origin defined by a portal venous pressure exceeding 5mm Hg between portal vein and inferior vena cava (sanyal 2008), characterized by occlusion of the 3rd /4th order branches of the hepatic portal vein ( madhu 2008). (ukessays.com)
  • Complement Factor I (CFI) is a serum protease capable of inhibiting all complement pathways. (arvojournals.org)
  • Background: Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) express and release protein components of the complement pathways, as well as secreting and anchoring ultra-large von Willebrand factor (ULVWF) multimers in long string-like structures that initiate platelet adhesion during hemostasis and thrombosis. (rice.edu)
  • and C4 of the classical and lectin (but not alternative) complement pathways. (rice.edu)
  • Some bacteria are able to resist phagocytosis and interfere with the body's complement pathways. (ccbcmd.edu)
  • In all three complement pathways, the central molecule is C3, which, upon activation cleavage, forms the major opsonin C3b - the key component of complement. (mysciencework.com)
  • While other fluid-phase and cell membrane-bound regulators of complement have been identified, FH is essential for controlling complement activation on various cellular and non-cellular surfaces, including basement membranes. (frontiersin.org)
  • Complement factor H protects mice from ischemic acute kidney injury but is not critical for controlling complement activation by glomerular IgM. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Complement factor I deficiency is a disorder that affects the immune system. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some people with complement factor I deficiency have a kidney disorder called glomerulonephritis with isolated C3 deposits. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Complement factor I deficiency can also be associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Baracho GV, Nudelman V, Isaac L. Molecular characterization of homozygous hereditary factor I deficiency. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Grumach AS, Leitão MF, Arruk VG, Kirschfink M, Condino-Neto A. Recurrent infections in partial complement factor I deficiency: evaluation of three generations of a Brazilian family. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Ponce-Castro IM, González-Rubio C, Delgado-Cerviño EM, Abarrategui-Garrido C, Fontán G, Sánchez-Corral P, López-Trascasa M. Molecular characterization of Complement Factor I deficiency in two Spanish families. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The molecular basis of hereditary complement factor I deficiency. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Factor I deficiency in turn leads to low levels of complement component 3 (C3), factor B, factor H and properdin. (wikipedia.org)
  • We present a case suggesting that complement factor H deficiency, a known hereditary risk factor for TMA, may also favor development of AAG. (nih.gov)
  • We discuss the potential implications of factor H deficiency in the pathophysiology of renal allograft microvascular injury, leukocyte infiltration and formation of intraglomerular platelet thrombi. (nih.gov)
  • Homozygous complement factor deficiency and primary antiphospholipid syndrome: a clinical and serological study. (bmj.com)
  • Thus, deficiency of CFHR3 and CFHR1 results in a loss of complement control but enhances local regulation by factor H. Our findings allude to a critical balance between the complement regulators CFHR3, CFHR1 and factor H and further emphasize the central role of complement regulation in AMD pathology. (uni-regensburg.de)
  • 2. a preparation of factor VIII administered intravenously for the prevention or treatment of hemorrhage in patients with hemophilia A and the treatment of von Willebrand disease , hypofibrinogenemia , and coagulation factor XIII deficiency. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Deficiency of factor H, or a functional defect in its N terminus, often leads to membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and complement depletion, owing to continuous overconsumption of C3. (mysciencework.com)
  • Impaired regulatory as well as ligand and cell recognition functions of factor H, caused by mutations or autoantibodies, are associated with the kidney diseases: atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and dense deposit disease and the eye disorder: age-related macular degeneration. (mdpi.com)
  • The complement system has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). (arvojournals.org)
  • Plasma complement components and activation fragments: associations with age-related macular degeneration genotypes and phenotypes. (umassmed.edu)
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of permanent vision loss among the elderly in many industrialized countries, and the complement system plays an important role in the pathogenesis of AMD. (molvis.org)
  • A frequent deletion of complement factor H (CFH)-related genes CFHR3 and CFHR1 (ΔCFHR3/CFHR1) is considered to have a protective effect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), although the underlying mechanism remains elusive. (uni-regensburg.de)
  • In addition, recently, a polymorphism in the middle part of factor H (Y402H) has been shown to be the major risk factor for the most common cause of blindness in the industrialized world: age-related macular degeneration. (mysciencework.com)
  • Is complement factor H a shared risk factor for age-related macular degeneration and cardiovascular disease? (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Increased activation of the alternative complement pathway in vitreous was controlled by disease stage and genetic variation in the complement pathway, supporting a role for complement activation in macular degeneration disease pathogenesis. (nih.gov)
  • CFD regulates activation of the alternative complement pathway, which is implicated in age related macular degeneration pathogenesis. (nih.gov)
  • Polymorphisms in factor H (FH), a major regulator of complement activation, and the accumulation of high zinc concentrations in the outer retina are both associated with age-related macular degeneration. (qub.ac.uk)
  • The relevance of metal-induced FH oligomer formation to complement regulation and age-related macular degeneration is discussed. (qub.ac.uk)
  • Association of age-related macular degeneration with complement activation products, smoking, and single nucleotide polymorphisms in South Carolinians of European and African descent. (ucdenver.edu)
  • Properdin is a positive regulator of complement activation. (frontiersin.org)
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  • Spitzer RE, Stitzel AE, Tsokos G. On the origin of C3 nephritic factor (antibody to the alternative pathway C3 convertase): evidence for the Adam and Eve concept of autoantibody production. (harvard.edu)
  • Immunoprecipitation analysis of human plasma using anti-Complement factor H antibody. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • AM20110PU-N Factor H antibody staining of Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Human Liver followed by biotinylated secondary antibody, alkaline phosphatase-streptavidin and chromogen. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Complement Factor B antibody LS-C128908 is an unconjugated goat polyclonal antibody to human Complement Factor B (CFB). (lsbio.com)
  • Antigen - antibody complexes on heavily coated red cells in Warm autoimmune haemolytic anemia (WAIHA) often activates the complement pathway and red cells bound C3 complement component are encountered in complement associated WAIHA (CWAIHA). (springer.com)
  • Schreiber AD, Frank MM (1972) Role of antibody and complement in the immune clearance and destruction of erythrocytes I. in vivo effects of IgG and IgM complement-fixing sites. (springer.com)
  • Strains of group A streptococci lacking M protein are efficiently opsonized by the alternative pathway of complement, but in the absence of type-specific antibody neither the alternative nor the classical pathway is activated by strains expressing M protein ( 3 , 29 ). (asm.org)
  • Anti-Factor I antibody IHC of human colon, vessels. (mybiosource.com)
  • Whereas much attention has been focused on the properties and activities of the TLRs in this process ( 13 ), many other innate immune molecules expressed by glia and neurons have been described (e.g., complement, lectins, scavenger receptors) ( 14 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • Complement is an essential part of innate immunity as it participates in host defense against infections, disposal of cellular debris and apoptotic cells, inflammatory processes and modulation of adaptive immune responses. (mdpi.com)
  • The complement system is a fundamental element of the innate immune system as well as the adaptive immune responses. (ukessays.com)
  • While a role for the complement system on innate as well as adaptive immunity has been documented, the implication of complement activation on the onset of the anti-FVIII immune response is unknown. (haematologica.org)
  • This protein is secreted into the bloodstream and has an essential role in the regulation of complement activation, restricting this innate defense mechanism to microbial infections. (lsbio.com)
  • The complement system, an important component of innate immunity, is the most widely accepted pathogenic pathway of the immune system implicated in AMD. (molvis.org)
  • have found one such mechanism-cross-talk between the alternative complement pathway and natural killer (NK) cells and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs). (sciencemag.org)
  • Despite its important role in innate immunity, very little is known about complement production, regulation, and function in the CNS of healthy or diseased individuals. (uiowa.edu)
  • Thus, pathogenesis in NCIPH patients could be either defective Vwf multimeric processing by ADAMTS13, excess expression of multimeric vWF which overwhelms the cleavage capacity of ADAMTS13 or any other factor which interferes with this system. (ukessays.com)
  • Factor H is released or modified following this cleavage. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • In vitro , complement C3 and its cleavage product C3b enhanced FVIII endocytosis by dendritic cells and presentation to a FVIII-specific CD4 + T-cell hybridoma. (haematologica.org)
  • fH regulates complement activation by acting as a cofactor for factor I-dependent cleavage of C3b ( 27 ) and by disrupting the alternative pathway C3 convertase ( 35 , 37 ). (asm.org)
  • There was loss of cofactor activity for Factor I mediated cleavage of C3b with nitrated CFH compared to non-nitrated CFH. (monash.edu)
  • This protease catalyzes the cleavage of factor B, the rate-limiting step of the alternative pathway of complement activation. (nih.gov)
  • It binds to COMPLEMENT C3B and makes iC3b (inactivated complement 3b) susceptible to cleavage by COMPLEMENT FACTOR I. Complement factor H also inhibits the association of C3b with COMPLEMENT FACTOR B to form the C3bB proenzyme, and promotes the dissociation of Bb from the C3bBb complex (COMPLEMENT C3 CONVERTASE, ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY). (ucdenver.edu)
  • Complement factor I (factor I) is a protein of the complement system, first isolated in 1966 in guinea pig serum, that regulates complement activation by cleaving cell-bound or fluid phase C3b and C4b. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neither M- nor M+ streptococci directly affected the formation or dissociation of the surface-bound C3b,Bb or the inactivation of surface-bound C3b by factor I. However, the activity of the serum control protein of the alternative complement pathway, factor H, in controlling streptococcus-bound C3b and C3b,Bb was 6-8 times stronger on M+ organisms than on M- organisms. (pnas.org)
  • 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)
  • 1. The activation of the protease of blood serum or plasma by streptococcal fibrinolysin requires the presence of both a heat-stable and a heat-labile factor. (jimmunol.org)
  • 3. Useful sources of the heat-labile factor include guinea-pig serum, rabbit plasma, duck serum, and chicken serum. (jimmunol.org)
  • Complement-mediated borreliacidal effects were observed with particular combinations of host serum and Borrelia genospecies. (asm.org)
  • The present study sought to determine whether the generation of chemotactic factor by endotoxin in serum was dependent upon complement system activation. (eurekamag.com)
  • Preheating serum, incubating at 0 degrees C, or incubating in the presence of EDTA, all prevented chemotactic factor generation as well as complement fixation by endotoxin. (eurekamag.com)
  • These experiments demonstrate that generation of chemotactic factor by endotoxin in serum is dependent upon C' system activation involving at least C'5. (eurekamag.com)
  • Group A streptococci possess a wide variety of virulence factors, including M protein, hyaluronic acid capsule, serum opacity factor, C5a peptidase, and extracellular enzymes and toxins ( 8 ). (asm.org)
  • We will now look at the ability of bacteria to resist phagocytic destruction and complement serum lysis. (ccbcmd.edu)
  • Factor H functions as a cofactor in the inactivation of C3b by factor I and also increases the rate of dissociation of the C3bBb complex (C3 convertase) and the (C3b)NBB complex (C5 convertase) in the alternative complement pathway. (rcsb.org)
  • Upon activation of the alternative pathway, it is cleaved by complement factor D yielding the noncatalytic chain Ba and the catalytic subunit Bb. (wikipedia.org)
  • Factor B which is part of the alternate pathway of the complement system is cleaved by factor D into 2 fragments: Ba and Bb. (abcam.com)
  • Isolated complement components were used to study the regulation of the alternative complement pathway C3 convertase (EC 3.4.21.47), also called C3b,Bb, on M protein-carrying (M+) and M protein-lacking (M-) streptococci. (pnas.org)
  • The classical pathway of complement may be activated by CRP bound to enzymatically degraded low-density lipoprotein. (ahajournals.org)
  • Factor D cleaves factor B when the latter is complexed with factor C3b, activating the C3bbb complex, which then becomes the C3 convertase of the alternate pathway. (uniprot.org)
  • Although rho was only transiently activated, inhibition of the rho or "downstream of it" of the NF κ B pathway, prevented C3a-and C5a-induced up-regulation of angiogenic factors. (scirp.org)
  • Factor H is a regulatory factor of the alternative pathway of complement activation. (fishersci.com)
  • Increased circulating fH and fB concentrations in subjects with altered glucose tolerance could reflect increased SVC-induced activation of the alternative pathway of complement in omental adipose tissue linked to insulin resistance and metabolic disturbances. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Factor H is a major soluble regulator of the alternative complement pathway, but it can also bind to host cells and tissues, protecting them from complement attack. (mdpi.com)
  • Complement Factor D, also known as adipsin, is a serine protease that catalyzes the initial proteolytic step in the alternative pathway of complement. (rndsystems.com)
  • Complement and the alternative pathway play an important role in LPS/D-GalN-induced fulminant hepatic failure," PloS ONE , vol. 6, no. 11, Article ID e26838, 2011. (hindawi.com)
  • Inhibition of complement factor B, a key regulator of the alternative pathway, is implicated as a potential therapeutic intervention for AMD. (molvis.org)
  • The results suggest that inhibition of liver factor B mRNA by factor B ASOs would reduce systemic alternative complement pathway activation and has potential to be used as a novel therapy for AMD. (molvis.org)
  • CFD, also known as adipsin, is involved in the alternative complement pathway of the complement system where it cleaves factor B. This protein is a member of the trypsin family of peptidases. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • It is a component of the alternative complement pathway best known for its role in humoral suppression of infectious agents. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • CFB / Complement Factor B is complement factor B, a component of the alternative pathway of complement activation. (lsbio.com)
  • A heterozygous complement factor H mutation was detected by comprehensive genetic testing of alternative pathway regulatory genes, which might lead to persistent infection-triggered alternative pathway activation and account for severe glomerulonephritis. (eurekamag.com)
  • Post-infectious PGNMID and PIGN might share common clinical presentations and pathogenesis related to the complement pathway. (eurekamag.com)
  • Complement factor H (CFH) is an abundant plasma glycoprotein that regulates the function of the alternative complement pathway in fluid phase and on cellular surfaces (PMID: 2963625). (ptglab.com)
  • Factor H binds to C3b, accelerates the decay of the alternative pathway C3-convertase (C3bBb) and acts as a cofactor for the factor I-mediated proteolytic inactivation of C3b (PMID: 15163532). (ptglab.com)
  • They report that complement factor P (CFP), a positive regulator of the alternative complement pathway, binds NKp46, which is expressed on subsets of NK cells and ILC1 and ILC3. (sciencemag.org)
  • These data suggest that ILCs and the alternative complement pathway cooperate to fight off bacterial infection. (sciencemag.org)
  • The complement pathway contributes to inflammatory cell recruitment, cell lysis, and opsonization, and thus requires regulation to avoid inappropriate activation. (uiowa.edu)
  • a regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation. (uiowa.edu)
  • Complement factor H (CFH) is a soluble complement regulatory protein essential for the down-regulation of the alternative pathway on interaction with specific markers on the host cell surface. (biochemj.org)
  • The alternative complement pathway (AP) is an important nonantibody- requiring host defense system. (rice.edu)
  • The alternative pathway (AP) C3 convertase C3bBb is formed when factor B (fB) combines with C3b, after which fB is activated by factor D (fD) ( Figure 1A ). (embopress.org)
  • The DAF inhibitory effect on EAC14 or EAC43 was not overcome by supplying an excess of C2 or factor B, but the alternative pathway C3 convertase could be assembled in the presence of Ni++, or nonphysiological concentrations of Mg++, which enhances the binding affinity of factor B for C3b. (rupress.org)
  • factor B a complement component that participates in the alternative complement pathway. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • An important soluble regulator of the alternative pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). (ucdenver.edu)
  • The unregulated activity of the complement system decreases blood levels of another complement protein called C3, reducing the immune system's ability to fight infections. (medlineplus.gov)
  • We propose that unopposed complement activation is a risk factor for both immune and nonimmune forms of microvascular injuries in renal allografts. (nih.gov)
  • In this study we could show that the immune system and more specifically the complement system was dysregulated in a large fraction of patients. (diva-portal.org)
  • Development of neutralizing antibodies against therapeutic Factor VIII (FVIII) is the most serious complication of the treatment of hemophilia A. There is growing evidence to show the multifactorial origin of the anti-FVIII immune response, combining both genetic and environmental factors. (haematologica.org)
  • Here, using in vitro assays for FVIII endocytosis by human monocyte-derived dendritic cells and presentation to T cells, as well as in vivo complement depletion in FVIII-deficient mice, we show a novel role for complement C3 in enhancing the immune response against therapeutic FVIII. (haematologica.org)
  • The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, possesses a non-adaptive immune system including elements homologous to C3 and factor B (Bf) of the vertebrate complement system. (semanticscholar.org)
  • FBKO mice were more vulnerable to fungal infection and showed a longer disease course than wild-type C57 mice, suggesting that factor B play an important role in the pathogenesis and prognosis of FK. (arvojournals.org)
  • Inappropriate activation of the complement cascade has been implicated in the pathogenesis of AD. (qub.ac.uk)
  • In this section on Bacterial Pathogenesis we are looking at virulence factors that promote bacterial colonization of the host . (ccbcmd.edu)
  • To date, the significance and functional implications of tyrosine nitration of complement factor H (CFH), a key complement regulator in the eye has not been explored, and is examined in this study in the context of AMD pathogenesis. (monash.edu)
  • To prevent host cell damage, nucleated cells have developed membrane-bound regulators of complement activation. (ahajournals.org)
  • Several studies reported links between genetic variations of FH and disease, thus confirming the important role of FH in the regulation of complement activation. (frontiersin.org)
  • The complement Factor H protein is secreted into the bloodstream and acts in the regulation of complement activation. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Background- Because complement-mediated vascular injury participates in atherosclerosis and C-reactive protein (CRP) can activate the complement cascade, we sought to determine whether CRP affects the expression of the protective complement-inhibitory factors on the cell surface of endothelial cells (ECs). (ahajournals.org)
  • 11 DAF prevents the formation and accelerates the decay of the C3 and C5 convertases that act early within the complement cascade, 11 functioning to maintain vascular integrity as a key protector against complement-mediated cell lysis. (ahajournals.org)
  • The signaling cascade responsible for the production of angiogenic factors by C3a or C5a could be defined as activation of the rho cascade which was necessary for nuclear translocation of NF κ B p65 and of phospho-ERK1/2. (scirp.org)
  • In summary, this study shows that enhancive miR-146a can upregulate the inflammatory factor IL-1β in chronic TLE by downregulating CFH, and that upregulation of IL-1β plays an important feedback-regulating role in the expression of miR-146a and CFH, forming a miR-146a-CFH-IL-1β loop circuit that initiates a cascade of inflammation and then leads to the perpetuate inflammation in TLE. (biologists.org)
  • Complement factor H (CFH) is a regulator of the cascade, but studies on plasma CFH levels in AD have provided mixed results. (qub.ac.uk)
  • In conclusion, on the basis of these and previous results, it appears that DAF plays a central role in preventing the amplification of the complement cascade on host cell surfaces. (rupress.org)
  • C3b is also essential for propagation of the complement cascade to the stage of the lytic terminal complement complexes. (mysciencework.com)
  • Evidence for non-traditional activation of complement factor C3 during murine liver regeneration," Molecular Immunology , vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 3125-3132, 2008. (hindawi.com)
  • C3a and C3b activation products of the third component of complement (C3) are critical for normal liver recovery after toxic injury," Journal of Immunology , vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 747-754, 2004. (hindawi.com)
  • Factor I is a glycoprotein heterodimer consisting of a disulfide linked heavy chain and light chain. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 155-KDa glycoprotein complement factor H (FH) was first described in 1965 and soon emerged as a major soluble inhibitor of the complement system. (frontiersin.org)
  • Factor H is a glycoprotein consisting of a single polypeptide chain with a molecular mass of 150 kDa. (fishersci.com)
  • Kinetic analysis of the interactions of complement receptor 2 (CR2, CD21) with its ligands C3d, iC3b, and the EBV glycoprotein gp350/220. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Human complement factor H. isolation of cDNA clones and partial cDNA sequence of the 38-kDa tryptic fragment containing the binding site for C3b. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • We isolated cDNA clones coding for the functionally important tryptic N-terminal38- kDa fragment of human complement control protein factor H using polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies to screen a human liver cDNA library cloned in a bacterial expression vector, PEX-1. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • Complement factor B Bb fragment. (abcam.com)
  • Immunochemical studies of the alkaline-denatured C3 suggested that factor H interacts with surfaces of C3 that are situated within the C3c fragment and that are defined by C3(SN) antigens, while factor I predominantly interacts with C3(SN) antigens associated with the C3d fragment and with C3(D) antigens hidden in native C3. (diva-portal.org)
  • Anti factor D Fab fragment inhibits FD proteolytic function by interfering with macromolecular substrate access rather than by inhibiting FD catalysis. (nih.gov)
  • 3 CRP elicits a multitude of effects on endothelial biology that favor a proatherosclerotic phenotype, such as decreasing NO release, 4 upregulating adhesion molecules, 5 stimulating vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration, 6 and activating the complement system. (ahajournals.org)
  • These include interactions with the host complement system that may facilitate pathogen entry into cells and tissues, expression of molecules that defuse the effector complement components and complexes, and acquisition of host complement inhibitors to downregulate complement activity on the surface of the pathogen. (frontiersin.org)
  • The complement system has been shown to mediate renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. (rug.nl)
  • Factor H is a major regulatory protein of the complement system. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • Interactions of the complement system with endotoxic lipopolysaccharide. (eurekamag.com)
  • Endotoxic lipopolysaccharide has recently been shown to fix large amounts of the complement components related to the biologic activities mediated by that system. (eurekamag.com)
  • Molecular sieve chromatography and sucrose density gradient ultracentrifugation demonstrated that the chemotactic factor was a relatively low molecular weight product (15,000-30,000) and as such different from previously scribed C' system-derived chemotactic factors. (eurekamag.com)
  • It plays a critical role in the homeostasis of the complement system in plasma and in the protection of bystander host cells and tissues from damage by complement activation. (ptglab.com)
  • demonstrated that M6 protein and other M serotypes bind factor H (fH), a regulatory protein of the complement system, resulting in reduced deposition of C3b on the streptococcal surface ( 15 ). (asm.org)
  • Coelomocytes express SpBf, a homologue of factor B, the second component in the sea urchin complement system. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Echinoderm immunity and the evolution of the complement system. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The ancestral complement system in sea urchins. (semanticscholar.org)
  • C3b and factor H: key components of the complement system. (mysciencework.com)
  • Interaction of extremophilic archaeal viruses with human and mouse complement system and viral biodistribution in mice. (ucdenver.edu)
  • The factor I heavy chain has four domains: an FI membrane attack complex (FIMAC) domain, CD5 domain, and low density lipoprotein receptor 1 and 2 (LDLr1 and LDLr2) domains. (wikipedia.org)
  • the heavy chain plays an inhibitory role in maintaining the enzyme inactive until it meets the complex formed by the substrate (either C3b or C4b) and a cofactor protein (Factor H, C4b-binding protein, complement receptor 1, and membrane cofactor protein). (wikipedia.org)
  • We have begun to address whether these responses reflect the same sets of conformational changes in the receptor using constitutively active mutants of the human complement factor 5a receptor (C5aR). (elsevier.com)
  • Our published work showed that fBR32Q influences C3 convertase formation, whereas fHV62I affects factor I cofactor activity. (csic.es)
  • The action of six different enzymes on the function and structure of Factor H was investigated by use of sodium dodecyl sulphate/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, haemagglutination, two enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay systems and an assay for Factor I cofactor activity. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Human polyclonal and monoclonal IgG and IgM complement 3 nephritic factors: evidence for idiotypic commonality. (harvard.edu)
  • Structural and functional analysis of the complement component factor H with the use of different enzymes and monoclonal antibodies to factor H. (semanticscholar.org)
  • We therefore characterized the CFHR3 function and identified CFHR3 as a novel human complement regulator that inhibits C3 convertase activity. (uni-regensburg.de)
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is caused by complement overactivation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Defect in the factor H C terminus leads to a dramatically increased risk of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. (mysciencework.com)
  • The factor I light chain contains only the serine protease domain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bb, a serine protease, then combines with complement factor 3b to generate the C3 or C5 convertase. (abcam.com)
  • It is an exceptionally specific protease and the only known protein substrate is factor B in complex with C3.3 Factor D protease activity is regulated by reversible conformational changes, which differs from the majority of serine proteases whose regulation involves either activation by processing of the zymogens or inactivation by binding of the inhibitors. (rndsystems.com)
  • Bb, a serine protease, is generated when factor B is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR D into Ba and Bb. (umassmed.edu)
  • Conventional protease inhibitors do not completely inactivate Factor I but they can do so if the enzyme is pre-incubated with its substrate: this supports the proposed rearrangement of the molecule upon binding to the substrate. (wikipedia.org)
  • 4. The activation of blood protease by streptococcal fibrinolysin is prevented by many reagents that remove or destroy midpiece of complement. (jimmunol.org)
  • We offer Complement Factor H Lysates for use in common research applications: Western Blot. (novusbio.com)
  • A mutation in complement factor B was associated with a case of C3 glomerulonephritis. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • Le Quintrec M, Lionet A, Kamar N, Karras A, Barbier S, Buchler M et al (2008) Complement mutation-associated de novo thrombotic microangiopathy following kidney transplantation. (springer.com)
  • Endotoxoids" deficient in complement-firing activity were also deficient in chemotactic factor generation. (eurekamag.com)
  • Chemotactic factor could not be generated by endotoxin in sera of mice congenitally deficient in the C'S component of complement, while chemotactic factor was generated by endotoxin in the sera of coisogenic mice with normal complement levels for that species. (eurekamag.com)
  • The chemotactic factor induced by endotoxin was heat stable and nondialyzable. (eurekamag.com)
  • In order to prevent damage to self cells and tissues and restrict overconsumption of the complement components, C3b molecules need to be controlled by factor H. Defect in C3 functions leads to compromised microbial defence and increased susceptibility to certain autoimmune diseases. (mysciencework.com)
  • Moreover, numerous pathogenic microbes and some tumor cells have developed the ability to exploit FH for complement evasion. (frontiersin.org)
  • 3. FH in complement evasion by microbes or tumor cells. (frontiersin.org)
  • Our findings imply that SdrE functions as a 'clamp' to capture CFH's C-terminal tail via a unique CDLL mechanism and sequesters CFH on the surface of S. aureus for complement evasion. (biochemj.org)
  • conducted a clinical trial of lampalizumab, an inhibitor of complement factor D, and noted a potential therapeutic effect on GA. (aao.org)
  • In this review we discuss current concepts on the physiological and pathophysiological roles of factor H in light of new data and recent developments in our understanding of the versatile roles of factor H as an inhibitor of complement activation and inflammation, as well as a mediator of cellular interactions. (mdpi.com)
  • Factor H is an inhibitor of complement activation and promotes tumor growth in vivo ( 18 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • a circulating inhibitor of complement activation) provides evidence that inflammation in general, and complement in particular, maybe causally involved in AMD. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • COMPLEMENT FACTOR I). This abnormally stabilized enzyme induces a continuous COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and generation of C3b thereby promoting the assembly of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX and cytolysis. (harvard.edu)
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis induces complement activation, tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1, a shock-like state and tissue injury in rabbits without endotoxemia. (jci.org)
  • the activated complex of the fifth component of complement C5a induces chemotaxis in the case of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The activated complex of the fifth, sixth, and seventh components of complement (C567), which induces chemotaxis of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The 170 kDa protein was identified as the human complement protein Factor H. Human Factor H, isolated by a different method, was shown to bind specifically to L-selectin in the presence of CaCl 2 , and binding was inhibited by anti-L-selectin antibodies, fucoidan and lipopolysaccharide. (biochemj.org)
  • Streptococcus pyogenes evades complement by binding the complement-regulatory protein factor H (fH) via the central conserved C-repeat region of M protein. (asm.org)
  • 11 ) also confirmed that the acquisition of complement regulatory protein factor H (FH) by GAS contributes to the bacterium's capacity to evade phagocytosis by polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs). (asm.org)
  • Immunostaining for membrane attack complex of complement is related to cell necrosis in fulminant and acute hepatitis," Gastroenterology , vol. 108, no. 2, pp. 495-504, 1995. (hindawi.com)
  • Furthermore, a study, using well-characterized human donor eyes, showed that AMD disease severity and complement genotypes are associated with complement activation in the eye. (molvis.org)
  • The molecular genetics and polymorphism of C2 and factor B". British Medical Bulletin. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to its canonical role in complement regulation, several other functions of FH have been discovered and a large number of binding partners have been identified. (frontiersin.org)
  • The regulatory role of Factor H is essential because C3bBb is not only a C5 convertase but a C3 convertaseand so has a positive feedback effect, potentially consuming the entire C3 pool if unregulated. (acris-antibodies.com)
  • The species-specific pattern of viability and/or lysis is highly consistent with the pattern of reservoir competence of hosts for B. burgdorferi sensu lato, suggesting a key role of complement in the global ecology of Lyme borreliosis. (asm.org)
  • To understand how miR-146a modulates inflammatory signaling in TLE, we investigated the role of interleukin-1β (IL-1β), miR-146a and human complement factor H (CFH) in the perpetuate inflammation in rat models of chronic TLE and U251 cells. (biologists.org)
  • In the present study, we examined the role of complement factor 3 (C3) in the development of PM-induced AHR and airway inflammation by comparing responses between C3-deficient (C3 -/- ) and wild-type mice. (elsevier.com)
  • Since AMD and atherosclerosis share similar pathological features and risk factors, including a link with inflammation, an important question arises: is complement factor H (fH) a shared risk factor for both AMD and CHD? (ucl.ac.uk)
  • These results suggest that exposure to PM may induce AHR through activation of complement factor 3 in the airways. (elsevier.com)
  • In addition, factor H binds to receptors on host cells and is involved in adhesion, phagocytosis and modulation of cell activation. (mdpi.com)