Complement Pathway, Alternative: 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.Mannose-Binding Lectin: A specific mannose-binding member of the collectin family of lectins. It binds to carbohydrate groups on invading pathogens and plays a key role in the MANNOSE-BINDING LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY.Complement Activation: 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.Complement C3: 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.Complement Factor B: A glycine-rich, heat-labile serum glycoprotein that contains a component of the C3 CONVERTASE ALTERNATE PATHWAY (C3bBb). Bb, a serine protease, is generated when factor B is cleaved by COMPLEMENT FACTOR D into Ba and Bb.Complement Pathway, Classical: Complement activation initiated by the binding of COMPLEMENT C1 to ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES at the COMPLEMENT C1Q subunit. This leads to the sequential activation of COMPLEMENT C1R and COMPLEMENT C1S subunits. Activated C1s cleaves COMPLEMENT C4 and COMPLEMENT C2 forming the membrane-bound classical C3 CONVERTASE (C4B2A) and the subsequent C5 CONVERTASE (C4B2A3B) leading to cleavage of COMPLEMENT C5 and the assembly of COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX.Complement System Proteins: 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).ZymosanAgammaglobulinemia: An immunologic deficiency state characterized by an extremely low level of generally all classes of gamma-globulin in the blood.Complement Factor H: 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).Complement C3 Convertase, Alternative Pathway: A serine protease that is the complex of COMPLEMENT C3B and COMPLEMENT FACTOR BB. It cleaves multiple COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A (anaphylatoxin) and COMPLEMENT C3B in the ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY.Endothelial Cells: 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.Psychodidae: Small, hairy, moth-like flies which are of considerable public health importance as vectors of certain pathogenic organisms. Important disease-related genera are PHLEBOTOMUS, Lutzomyia, and Sergentomyia.Salivary Proteins and Peptides: Proteins and peptides found in SALIVA and the SALIVARY GLANDS. Some salivary proteins such as ALPHA-AMYLASES are enzymes, but their composition varies in different individuals.Complement Membrane Attack Complex: A product of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION cascade, regardless of the pathways, that forms transmembrane channels causing disruption of the target CELL MEMBRANE and cell lysis. It is formed by the sequential assembly of terminal complement components (COMPLEMENT C5B; COMPLEMENT C6; COMPLEMENT C7; COMPLEMENT C8; and COMPLEMENT C9) into the target membrane. The resultant C5b-8-poly-C9 is the "membrane attack complex" or MAC.Insect Proteins: Proteins found in any species of insect.Surface Plasmon Resonance: A biosensing technique in which biomolecules capable of binding to specific analytes or ligands are first immobilized on one side of a metallic film. Light is then focused on the opposite side of the film to excite the surface plasmons, that is, the oscillations of free electrons propagating along the film's surface. The refractive index of light reflecting off this surface is measured. When the immobilized biomolecules are bound by their ligands, an alteration in surface plasmons on the opposite side of the film is created which is directly proportional to the change in bound, or adsorbed, mass. Binding is measured by changes in the refractive index. The technique is used to study biomolecular interactions, such as antigen-antibody binding.Macular Degeneration: 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.ColoradoSmokeIntubation: Introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to restore or maintain patency if obstructed. It is differentiated from CATHETERIZATION in that the insertion of a catheter is usually performed for the introducing or withdrawing of fluids from the body.Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic: 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.Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis: Group of systemic vasculitis with a strong association with ANCA. The disorders are characterized by necrotizing inflammation of small and medium size vessels, with little or no immune-complex deposits in vessel walls.Vasculitis: Inflammation of any one of the blood vessels, including the ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.Blood Platelets: Non-nucleated disk-shaped cells formed in the megakaryocyte and found in the blood of all mammals. They are mainly involved in blood coagulation.Platelet Aggregation: The attachment of PLATELETS to one another. This clumping together can be induced by a number of agents (e.g., THROMBIN; COLLAGEN) and is part of the mechanism leading to the formation of a THROMBUS.Skin Test End-Point Titration: A quantitative form of intradermal testing for the relative allergenicity of a substance. It is used to determine the amount of an allergen that will be tolerated in ALLERGEN IMMUNOTHERAPY.Complement C3-C5 Convertases: Serine proteases that cleave COMPLEMENT C3 into COMPLEMENT C3A and COMPLEMENT C3B, or cleave COMPLEMENT C5 into COMPLEMENT C5A and COMPLEMENT C5B. These include the different forms of C3/C5 convertases in the classical and the alternative pathways of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION. Both cleavages take place at the C-terminal of an ARGININE residue.Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome: 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.Complement C3 Nephritic Factor: An IgG autoantibody against the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE, found in serum of patients with MESANGIOCAPILLARY GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. The binding of this autoantibody to C3bBb stabilizes the enzyme thus reduces the actions of C3b inactivators (COMPLEMENT FACTOR H; COMPLEMENT FACTOR I). This abnormally stabilized enzyme induces a continuous COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and generation of C3b thereby promoting the assembly of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX and cytolysis.Proprotein Convertases: Proteolytic enzymes that are involved in the conversion of protein precursors such as peptide prohormones into PEPTIDE HORMONES. Some are ENDOPEPTIDASES, some are EXOPEPTIDASES.Antistreptolysin: Antibodies specific to STREPTOLYSINS which indicate STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS.Complement Factor I: 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.Complement C3b: 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.Search Engine: Software used to locate data or information stored in machine-readable form locally or at a distance such as an INTERNET site.Databases, Genetic: Databases devoted to knowledge about specific genes and gene products.Genome, Human: The complete genetic complement contained in the DNA of a set of CHROMOSOMES in a HUMAN. The length of the human genome is about 3 billion base pairs.Transducers: Any device or element which converts an input signal into an output signal of a different form. Examples include the microphone, phonographic pickup, loudspeaker, barometer, photoelectric cell, automobile horn, doorbell, and underwater sound transducer. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Complement Factor D: 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.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.PhenylthioureaNewspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Administration, Oral: The giving of drugs, chemicals, or other substances by mouth.Allergy and Immunology: A medical specialty concerned with the hypersensitivity of the individual to foreign substances and protection from the resultant infection or disorder.Access to Information: Individual's rights to obtain and use information collected or generated by others.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Journal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.Immune System Diseases: Disorders caused by abnormal or absent immunologic mechanisms, whether humoral, cell-mediated, or both.Shock, Septic: Sepsis associated with HYPOTENSION or hypoperfusion despite adequate fluid resuscitation. Perfusion abnormalities may include, but are not limited to LACTIC ACIDOSIS; OLIGURIA; or acute alteration in mental status.Publishing: "The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.

Interaction between terminal complement proteins C5b-7 and anionic phospholipids. (1/625)

We have recently shown that C5b-6 binds to the erythrocyte membrane via an ionic interaction with sialic acid before the addition of C7 and subsequent membrane insertion. In this study we assessed the role of anionic lipids in the binding of the terminal complement proteins to the membrane and the efficiency of subsequent hemolysis. Human erythrocytes were modified by insertion of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC), dipalmitoyl phosphatidylserine (DPPS), dipalmitoyl phosphatidylethanolamine (DPPE), or dipalmitoyl phosphatidic acid (DPPA). Lipid incorporation and the hemolytic assays were done in the presence of 100 micromol/L sodium orthovanadate to prevent enzymatic redistribution of lipid. We found that the neutral lipids, DPPC and DPPE, did not affect C5b-7 uptake or hemolysis by C5b-9. In contrast, the two acidic phospholipids, DPPS and DPPA, caused a dose-dependent increase in both lysis and C5b-7 uptake. We conclude that the presence of anionic lipids on the exterior face of the membrane increases C5b-7 uptake and subsequent hemolysis. It is known that sickle cell erythrocytes have increased exposure of phosphatidylserine on their external face and are abnormally sensitive to lysis by C5b-9. The data presented here provide a plausible mechanism for this increased sensitivity.  (+info)

Role of antibody and complement in opsonization of group B streptococci. (2/625)

A requirement for the classic complement pathway in opsonization of group B streptococci was observed by using both a chemiluminescence and a radiolabeled bacterial uptake technique. The classic pathway increased levels of opsonization for types Ia and II stock and wild strains and for some type III wild strains. In contrast, other type III wild strains and the type III stock strain had accelerated kinetics of uptake in the presence of an intact classic pathway, but the level of opsonization was unchanged from that with antibody alone. We could not demonstrate a significant role for the alternative pathway in opsonizing stock or wild strains of group B streptococci. Futhermore, electrophoretic and complement consumption analysis by hemolytic titration failed to reveal alternative pathway activation by the majority of strains of this group. Therapy aimed at supplying opsonins for these organisms will require the presence of type-specific antibody.  (+info)

Cutting edge: C1q protects against the development of glomerulonephritis independently of C3 activation. (3/625)

C1q-deficient (C1qa-/-) mice develop antinuclear Abs and glomerulonephritis (GN) characterized by multiple apoptotic bodies. To explore the contribution of C3 activation to the induction of spontaneous GN, C1qa-/- mice were crossed with factor B- and C2-deficient (H2-Bf/C2-/-) mice. GN was present in 64% of the 45 C1qa/H2-Bf/C2-/- mice compared with 8% of the 65 H2-Bf/C2-/- mice and none of the 24 wild-type controls. IgG was detected in the glomeruli of diseased C1qa/H2-Bf/C2-/- kidneys. However, glomerular staining for C3 was absent. Increased numbers of glomerular apoptotic bodies were detected in undiseased C1qa/H2-Bf/C2-/- kidneys. These findings support the hypothesis that C1q may play a role in the clearance of apoptotic cells without the necessity for C3 activation and demonstrate that the activation of C3 is not essential for the development of GN in this spontaneous model of lupus-like disease.  (+info)

The surface properties of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: determinants of susceptibility to antibody complement killing. (4/625)

Monovalent rabbit antisera were prepared to highly purified gonococcal lipopolysaccharide (LPS), to pili and to two major purified outer envelope proteins. All these antisera were free from significant specific IgM antibody and were standardized to 4 microgram specific IgG antibody per test, permitting accurate comparisons between the different gonococcal surface antigens as triggers of the complement-dependent bactericidal reaction. LPS was the most effective antigen at inducing a bactericidal response to homologous and heterologous gonococci, followed by the two individual outer envelope proteins. Pili were relatively ineffective. Strain P9 gonococci grown in vivo or which possessed a 'capsule' in vitro were more resistant to serum killing than the non-capsulated parent strain. One highly susceptible strain, F62, which was killed by complement in the absence of any LPS antibody, was able to directly activate complement by the alternative pathway.  (+info)

Alterations in C3 activation and binding caused by phosphorylation by a casein kinase released from activated human platelets. (5/625)

A casein kinase released from activated human platelets phosphorylates a number of plasma proteins extracellularly, and that activation of platelets in systemic lupus erythematosus patients parallels an increase in the phosphate content of plasma proteins, including C3. The present study was undertaken to characterize this platelet protein kinase and to further elucidate the effect(s) on C3 function of phosphorylation by platelet casein kinase. The phosphate content of human plasma C3 was increased from 0.15 to 0.60 mol phosphate/mol of C3 after platelet activation in whole blood or platelet-rich plasma. The platelet casein kinase was distinct from other casein kinases in terms of its dependence on cations, inhibition by specific protein kinase inhibitors, and immunological reactivity. C3 that had been phosphorylated with platelet casein kinase was tested for its susceptibility to cleavage by trypsin or the classical and alternative pathway convertases and its binding to EAC and IgG. Phosphorylation did not affect the cleavage of C3 into C3a and C3b, but the binding of fragments from phosphorylated C3 to EAC14oxy2 cells and to IgG in purified systems and in serum was increased by 1.6-4.5 times over that of unphosphorylated C3. A covariation was seen between the enhanced binding of C3 fragments to IgG after phosphorylation and an increased ratio of glycerol/glycine binding, from 2.0 for unphosphorylated C3 to 4.9 for phosphorylated C3. The present study suggests that an overall effect of phosphorylation of C3 by platelet casein kinase is to enhance the opsonization of immune complexes.  (+info)

Granzyme A initiates an alternative pathway for granule-mediated apoptosis. (6/625)

Granzyme (gzm) B-deficient cytotoxic lymphocytes (CTL) have a severe defect in the rapid induction of target cell apoptosis that is almost completely corrected by prolonged incubation of the CTL effectors and their targets. We show in this report that perforin-dependent, gzmB-independent cytotoxicity is caused by gzmA (or tightly linked genes). CTL deficient for gzmA and gzmB retain normal perforin function, but these CTL have a cytotoxic defect in vivo that is as severe as perforin-deficient CTL. Collectively, these results suggest that perforin provides target cell access and/or trafficking signals for the gzms, and that the gzms themselves deliver the lethal hits. The gzmA pathway appears to function independently from gzmB and may therefore provide a critical "back-up" system when gzmB is inhibited in the target cell.  (+info)

The influence of complement receptor type 1 (CD35) and decay-accelerating factor (CD55) on complement receptor type 2- (CD21) mediated alternative pathway activation by B cells. (7/625)

The influence of complement receptor type 1 (CR1; CD35) and decay-accelerating factor (DAF; CD55), both down-regulators of complement activation, on the complement receptor type 2- (CR2) mediated alternative pathway (AP) activation of complement on normal B cells, was assessed. The data indicate that, while neither DAF nor CR1 hinder the function of the AP convertase formed on CR2, CR1 plays a significant role in the remodelling of C3b fragments, generated by the convertase and deposited at secondary acceptor sites on the B-cell surface, such that they become suitable ligands for CR2. The significance of this finding is briefly discussed.  (+info)

Calcium-independent haemolysis via the lectin pathway of complement activation in the guinea-pig and other species*. (8/625)

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)

*Alternative complement pathway

The alternative pathway is one of three complement pathways that opsonize and kill pathogens. The pathway is triggered when the ... Inhibition of the alternative complement pathway by antisense oligonucleotides targeting complement factor B improves lupus ... The alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune system's natural defense against ... Classical complement pathway Lectin pathway Conrad DH, Carlo JR, Ruddy S (June 1978). "Interaction of beta1H globulin with cell ...

*Alternative-complement-pathway C3/C5 convertase

... (EC 3.4.21.47, complement component C3/C5 convertase (alternative), proenzyme ... complement C 3(C 5) convertase (amplification), alternative complement pathway C3(C5) convertase, C5 convertase, CVF,Bb, (CVF)- ... Alternative complement pathway Kerr, M.A. (1981). "Human factor B". Methods Enzymol. 80: 102-112. doi:10.1016/s0076-6879(81) ... Alternative-complement-pathway C3/C5 convertase at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) ...

*Complement system

Three biochemical pathways activate the complement system: the classical complement pathway, the alternative complement pathway ... Accordingly, the alternative complement pathway is one element of innate immunity.[citation needed] Once the alternative C3 ... Polymorphisms of complement component 3, complement factor B, and complement factor I, as well as deletion of complement factor ... alternative complement pathway is able to distinguish self from non-self on the basis of the surface expression of complement ...

*Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

Most cases are associated with the dysregulation of the alternative complement pathway. Spontaneous remissions of MPGN II are ... It is believed to be associated with the classical complement pathway. The preferred name is "dense deposit disease". Most ... A candidate gene has been identified on chromosome 1. Complement component 3 is seen under immunofluorescence. Colville D, ... activating complement and damaging the glomeruli. MPGN accounts for approximately 4% of primary renal causes of nephrotic ...

*Complement factor I

Maga TK, Nishimura CJ, Weaver AE, Frees KL, Smith RJ (Jun 2010). "Mutations in alternative pathway complement proteins in ... Complement factor I, also known as C3b/C4b inactivator, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CFI gene. Complement ... complement factor I". Goldberger G, Bruns GA, Rits M, Edge MD, Kwiatkowski DJ (Jul 1987). "Human complement factor I: analysis ... Factor I deficiency in turn leads to low levels of complement component 3 (C3), factor B, factor H and properdin. in plasma, ...

*Macular degeneration

"A targeted inhibitor of the complement alternative pathway reduces RPE injury and angiogenesis in models of age-related macular ... The authors of both papers consider their study to underscore the influence of the complement pathway in the pathogenesis of ... Despriet DD, Klaver CC, Witteman JC, Bergen AA, Kardys I, de Maat MP (2006). "Complement factor H polymorphism, complement ... on chromosome 6 at 6p21.3 Polymorphisms in genes for complement system proteins: The genes for the complement system proteins ...

*Streptococcus pyogenes

M protein also inhibits opsonization by the alternative complement pathway by binding to host complement regulators. The M ...

*Peter Lachmann

Lachmann's primary research interest now is the downregulation of the complement alternative pathway as a treatment for age ... he has previously worked on many aspects of complement biology; on microbial subversion of the innate immune response; on the ... Lachmann has also won numerous international accolades including a Gold Medal from the European Complement Network in 1997, the ... in scientific academia also on other topics that extend from vaccine scares to stem cell technology and to alternative medicine ...

*Properdin

Hourcade D (2006). "The Role of Properdin in the Assembly of the Alternative Pathway C3 Convertases of Complement". J Biol Chem ... Properdin or Factor P is the only known positive regulator of complement activation that stabilizes the alternative pathway ... The alternative pathway is not dependent on antibodies. This branch of the complement system is activated by IgA immune ... a Positive Regulator of the Alternative Pathway of Complement". J Biol Chem. 259: R4582-4588. ...

*Genome-wide association study

... a novel C3d-targeted C3/C5 convertase inhibitor for treatment of human complement alternative pathway-mediated diseases". Blood ... A suggested alternative to linkage studies was the genetic association study. This study type asks if the allele of a genetic ... A common alternative to case-control GWA studies is the analysis of quantitative phenotypic data, e.g. height or biomarker ... An alternative application is therefore the potential for GWA studies to elucidate pathophysiology. One such success is related ...

*Lectin pathway

Classical complement pathway Alternative complement pathway Mannan-binding lectin Wallis R, Mitchell DA, Schmid R, Schwaeble WJ ... The lectin pathway is a type of cascade reaction in the complement system, similar in structure to the classical complement ... In contrast to the classical complement pathway, the lectin pathway does not recognize an antibody bound to its target. The ... as opposed to the alternative C3 convertase (C3bBb) involved in the alternative pathway. C4a and C2b act as potent cytokines, ...

*Factor H

Recent studies indicated alterations in the complement system, including hyperactivation of the alternative complement pathway ... Its principal function is to regulate the Alternative Pathway of the complement system, ensuring that the complement system is ... a regulator of the alternative pathway of complement". Immunopharmacology. 49 (1-2): 149-57. doi:10.1016/S0162-3109(00)80300-8 ... Moreover, the complement inhibitory activities of factor H, and other complement regulators, are often used by pathogens to ...

*Complement component 3

In the alternative complement pathway, C3 is cleaved by C3bBb, another form of C3-convertase composed of activated forms of C3 ... Its activation is required for both classical and alternative complement activation pathways. People with C3 deficiency are ... The resultant complex, C3bBb, is called the alternative pathway (AP) C3 convertase. C3bBb is deactivated in steps. First, the ... Complement component 3, often simply called C3, is a protein of the immune system. It plays a central role in the complement ...

*Complement factor B

This gene encodes complement factor B, a component of the alternative pathway of complement activation. Factor B circulates in ... Upon activation of the alternative pathway, it is cleaved by complement factor D yielding the noncatalytic chain Ba and the ... components of the alternative-pathway C3 convertase of complement". The Biochemical Journal. 253 (3): 667-75. PMC 1149358 . ... the major zymogen protease of the alternative complement pathway". The Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 98 (3): 379-83. ...

*Classical complement pathway

Alternative complement pathway - another complement system pathway Lectin pathway - another complement system pathway Noris, ... Activation of the complement pathway through the classical, lectin or alternative complement pathway is followed by a cascade ... The classical complement pathway is one of three pathways which activate the complement system, which is part of the immune ... The classical pathway is distinct from the other complement pathways in its unique activation triggers and cascade sequence. ...

*Tanox

Complement Factor D is a member of the trypsin family of peptidases and is a component of the alternative complement pathway. ... The product candidate is also referred to as "FCFD4514S" or "RG7417". The drug is designed to inhibit complement activation and ... Other than the therapeutic antibodies, which target the IgE allergic pathway, immune factors, and CD4, Tanox also possessed ... an Fab fragment of a humanized antibody against Factor D of the human immune complement system to be tested for treating ...

*Factor D

... is involved in the alternative complement pathway of the complement system where it cleaves factor B. The protein ... The encoded protein is a component of the alternative complement pathway best known for its role in humoral suppression of ... Factor D (EC 3.4.21.46, C3 proactivator convertase, properdin factor D esterase, factor D (complement), complement factor D, ... Complement Factor D at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) This article incorporates text from ...

*Neisseria meningitidis

... meningitidis and some commensal species is the main inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway. fHbp protects meningococci ... 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 ... ISBN 88-470-0185-4. Acute Management of Suspected Meningococcal Disease Clinical Pathway, State of Queensland (Queensland ...

*C3-convertase

Hourcade D (2006). "The Role of Properdin in the Assembly of the Alternative Pathway C3 Convertases of Complement". J Biol Chem ... "Formation of classical C3 convertase during the alternative pathway of human complement activation". PubMed Article. Retrieved ... C3 convertase can be used to refer to the form produced in the alternative pathway (C3bBb) or the classical and lectin pathways ... C3 convertase formation can occur in three different pathways: the classical, lectin, and alternative pathways. Cleavage of ...

*Thioester-containing protein 1

... molecules in a diverse range of species suggests that the complement pathway in particular the alternative complement pathway ... Therefore, unlike the classical complement pathway the TEP1 pathway is antibody independent and instead relies on the presence ... Furthermore, both the TEP1 pathway and the alternative pathway utilise convertase mediated amplification loops to increase ... from a complement-like protein to a complement-like pathway". Cell Host Microbe. 3 (6): 364-74. doi:10.1016/j.chom.2008.05.007 ...

*CFHR5 nephropathy

This is evidence that the disease is caused by a problem with alternative complement pathway regulation, rather than activation ... Complement factor H-related protein 5 (CFHR5) nephropathy (also known as Troodos nephropathy) is a form of inherited kidney ... A kidney biopsy in patients with CFHR5 nephropathy classically shows deposition of complement C3 in the kidney, without any ... 26 August 2010). "Identification of a mutation in complement factor H-related protein 5 in patients of Cypriot origin with ...

*Louis Pillemer

... an early investigator of the alternative complement pathway (a system of defense not dependent upon antibodies.) Pillemer was ... Nelson R (1958). "An alternative mechanism for the properdin system". J. Exp. Med. 108 (4): 515-35. doi:10.1084/jem.108.4.515. ...

*Lyme disease

... resistance of a genospecies of Lyme disease spirochetes to the bacteriolytic activities of the alternative complement pathway ... Bolz DD, Weis JJ (August 2004). "Molecular mimicry to Borrelia burgdorferi: pathway to autoimmunity?". Autoimmunity. 37 (5): ... alternatives to doxycycline are amoxicillin, cefuroxime axetil, and azithromycin. Individuals with early disseminated or late ... inactivating key immune components such as complement, and hiding in the extracellular matrix, which may interfere with the ...

*List of MeSH codes (G04)

... complement pathway, alternative MeSH G04.610.255.698 --- complement pathway, classical MeSH G04.610.255.849 --- complement ... pathway, mannose-binding lectin MeSH G04.610.270.070 --- antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity MeSH G04.610.270.500 --- ...

*C5-convertase

... associate to the cell-surface and mediate the classical pathway (C4b2b3b) or the alternative pathway (C3bBbC3b) of complement ... Medicus RG, Götze O, Müller-Eberhard HJ (1976). "ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY OF COMPLEMENT: RECRUITMENT OF PRECURSOR PROPERDIN BY THE ... and C3b produced by cleavage mediated by the classical pathway C3 convertase (C4bC2b). The formation of the alternative pathway ... Factor B then binds to C3b and is cleaved by a plasma serine protease Factor D. The C3bBb complex (= alternative pathway C3 ...

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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 ...
Prior absorption of normal human serum (NHS) or C2-deficient human serum (C2D) with zymosan at 0 degrees C results in diminished consumption of C3 and factor B during subsequent incubation of the sera in Mg-EGTA buffer with zymosan at 37 degrees C for 30 min. An acid eluate from the zymosan restores the defect of absorbed NHS and C2D, and also enhances C3 and factor B utilization in hypogammaglobulinemic serum (H gamma S) in a dose-dependent fashion. The activity is specific in that the eluate from zymosan fails to enhance C3 and B depletion in H gamma S or absorbed NHS by lipopolysaccharide or Sepharose. The active component of th zymosan eluate emerges from both Sepharose 4B and Sephacryl S-200 in the region of molecules with m.w. of 150,000. Absorption with protein A-Sepharose removes the activity, demonstrating that it is IgG. Digestion of the IgG with pepsin fails to diminish activity, indicating that the Fc region is not required for activity; reduction to monovalent Fab fragments, ...
Human umbilical vein endothelial cells grown in vitro under standard conditions contain a high level of mRNA specific for the complement regulatory factors H and I. An additional 1.8-kb mRNA encoding a truncated form of factor H is also present. IFN-gamma stimulation of the cells causes a 6-7 fold increase in both factor H mRNA species, and a greater than 10-fold increase in factor I mRNA. IL-1 and LPS slightly suppressed factor H mRNA, while TNF had no effect. mRNA for factor B is also detectable in IFN-gamma-stimulated cells, but messengers for C1q, C4bp, and CR3 beta chain were not found. Secretion of factor H protein was also stimulated by IFN-gamma. The presence of mRNA for factors H, B, and I, together with C3 secretion, demonstrated by others, suggests that endothelial cells can assemble the complete alternative complement pathway. Endothelial cell complement may be involved in leukocyte-endothelium interactions mediated by leukocyte C3 receptors. ...
C1-INH is a heavily glycosylated, single chain, plasma glycoprotein with an apparent molecular weight of 105 kd on sodium dodecyl sulfate-PAGE. It consists of 478 amino acids comprising a backbone molecular weight of 52,880 (1). The protein acts as a serine protease inhibitor (serpin) binding to and forming covalent bonds with a variety of plasma proteases and thus inhibiting their activity (2, 3). The protein is known to inhibit C1s and C1r, two subcomponents of the complement protein C1. It is for these properties that it received its name. However, it is a known inhibitor of factor FXIIa and FXIIf, kallikrein, FXIa, plasmin, MASP1, and MASP2. Thus it inhibits proteins of the intrinsic coagulation, kinin generating, and fibrinolytic pathways, as well as the mannan binding lectin pathway of complement activation (5-9). As such, it is a potent down regulator of inflammation. C1-INH has been administered to animals in a variety of animal models of disease and shown to have profound inhibitory ...
The complement system is an enzyme cascade that is a collection of blood and cell surface proteins to help the abilities of antibodies to clear pathogens from an organism. The complement system that comprises 30 different proteins, including serum proteins, serosal proteins, and cell membrane receptors is an important part of the innate immune system. There are three different complement pathways, the classical complement pathway, the alternative complement pathway, and the mannose-binding lectin pathway.
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...
C3 glomerulonephritis is a recently described entity which is due to dysregulation in the alternative complement pathway. Patients typically present with hematuria and/or proteinuria in the face of persistently low serum levels of C3. The annual incidence of biopsy-proven disease is 1 to 2 per million with both sexes affected equally. The median age of diagnosis is 21 years of age, but there is a second spike after the age of 50 due to paraprotein-associated disease. The most common glomerular disease pattern is a membranoproliferative pattern. The hallmark of the disease is dominant C3 staining on immunofluorescence which is defined ...
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Host defense mechanisms can counteract the antiphagocytic bacterial capsule. Unlike classical complement pathway, the alternative complement pathway is not antibody-mediated and can easily overwhelm encapsulated bacteria. It is triggered by the cleavage of C3 into C3a and C3b and the attachment of C3b to MAMPs (Microbe Associated Molecular Patterns), such as the capsular polysaccharides. The C3b molecules osponsize the pathogen, facilitating its phagocytosis and intravascular clearance. Furthermore, the complement cascade leads to the formation of proteolytic C3and C5 convertases and the terminal membrane attack complex, which lyses the pathogen. However, a potentially fatal drawback from lysing the pathogen is the release of endotoxic lipopolysaccharides, which elicit an out-of-control immune response. [2 ...
We have examined the relative roles of the macrophage (M phi) plasma membrane receptor for the cleaved third complement component (iC3b, CR3) and of the mannosyl/fucosyl receptor (MFR) in binding and ingestion of Leishmania donovani. In the absence of exogenous complement, the binding and ingestion of promastigotes, which are good activators of the alternative complement pathway, were inhibited by the anti-CR3 monoclonal antibody M1/70, by the Fab portion of an anti-C3 antibody, or by the nucleophile, sodium salicyl hydroxamate, an inhibitor of C3 fixation. This provides strong evidence that M phi-derived, cleaved C3 (iC3b) present on the promastigote surface mediates binding to CR3. Equivalent inhibition of promastigote binding and ingestion was also observed using the soluble inhibitors of MFR activity, mannan or ribonuclease B. No additive effect for blocking the two M phi receptors simultaneously was observed. For amastigotes, which are poor activators of the alternative pathway, a lesser ...
The surface plasmon resonance (SPR) phenomenon is utilized in a number of new real time biosensors. In this study, we have used this technique to study interactions between the central complement component C3b and its multiple ligands by using the Biacore equipment. The SPR technique is particularly suitable for analysis of the alternative complement pathway (AP) because the inherent nature of the latter is to amplify deposition of C3b on various surfaces. C3b was coupled onto the sensor surface and the coupling efficiency was compared under various conditions on both polystyrene and carboxymethylated dextran surfaces. After enzymatic C3b coupling or standard amine C3b coupling, we analyzed and compared the binding of four C3b ligands to the surface: factor B, factor H, C5 and the soluble complement receptor 1 (sCR1, CD35). Binding of each ligand to C3b was detected when C3b had been coupled either enzymatically or using the amine coupling, but the half-lives of the interactions were found to ...
This gene encodes a plasma glycoprotein that positively regulates the alternative complement pathway of the innate immune system. This protein binds to many microbial surfaces and apoptotic cells and stabilizes the C3- and C5-convertase enzyme complexes in a feedback loop that ultimately leads to formation of the membrane attack complex and lysis of the target cell. Mutations in this gene result in two forms of properdin deficiency, which results in high susceptibility to meningococcal infections. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2009 ...
Results of studies published since 2002 reveal that T cells and antigen-presenting cells (APCs) produce complement proteins. The immune cell-derived, alternative pathway complement components activate
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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 ...
Acts as complement inhibitor by disrupting the formation of the classical C3 convertase. Isoform 3 inhibits the classical complement pathway, while membrane-bound isoform 1 inhibits deposition of C3b via both the classical and alternative complement pathways.
Purpose: : Uncontrolled activation of the alternative complement pathway is thought to be associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Previously, we have shown that in retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) monolayers, oxidative stress reduced complement inhibitor expression and function on the cell surface, resulting in sublytic activation of the membrane attack complex . Here we examined the potential ligand and pathway(s) involved in initiating complement-dependent RPE cell damage by oxidative stress. Methods: : ARPE-19 cells were grown as monolayers on transwell plates. Sublytic complement activation was induced by challenging monolayers with H2O2 in the presence of complement-sufficient normal human serum (NHS). Since sublytic complement activation results in VEGF release, which in turn reduces barrier function, transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) measurements were used as a measure of cell injury. Results: : (1) TER deteriorated rapidly in H2O2-exposed monolayers upon ...
Outer retinal and renal glomerular functions rely on specialized vasculature maintained by VEGF that is produced by neighboring epithelial cells, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and podocytes, respectively. Dysregulation of RPE- and podocyte-derived VEGF is associated with neovascularization in wet age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), choriocapillaris degeneration, and glomerular thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Since complement activation and genetic variants in inhibitory complement factor H (CFH) are also features of both ARMD and TMA, we hypothesized that VEGF and CFH interact. Here, we demonstrated that VEGF inhibition decreases local CFH and other complement regulators in the eye and kidney through reduced VEGFR2/PKC-α/CREB signaling. Patient podocytes and RPE cells carrying disease-associated CFH genetic variants had more alternative complement pathway deposits than controls. These deposits were increased by VEGF antagonism, a common wet ARMD treatment, suggesting that VEGF ...
Outer retinal and renal glomerular functions rely on specialized vasculature maintained by VEGF that is produced by neighboring epithelial cells, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and podocytes, respectively. Dysregulation of RPE- and podocyte-derived VEGF is associated with neovascularization in wet age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), choriocapillaris degeneration, and glomerular thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Since complement activation and genetic variants in inhibitory complement factor H (CFH) are also features of both ARMD and TMA, we hypothesized that VEGF and CFH interact. Here, we demonstrated that VEGF inhibition decreases local CFH and other complement regulators in the eye and kidney through reduced VEGFR2/PKC-α/CREB signaling. Patient podocytes and RPE cells carrying disease-associated CFH genetic variants had more alternative complement pathway deposits than controls. These deposits were increased by VEGF antagonism, a common wet ARMD treatment, suggesting that VEGF ...
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Incubation of encapsulated cells of Cryptococcus neoformans in normal human serum leads to activation of the alternative complement pathway and deposition of opsonic fragments of C3 into the capsule. We determined whether the variation in capsular structure that occurs among the four major cryptococcal serotypes was reflected in the kinetics for activation and binding of C3. We also examined the effects on activation kinetics of de-O-acetylation or periodate oxidation of the capsule. Binding kinetics were characterized in terms of the time required to deposit 5% of the maximal amount of C3 on the yeast (t5%), the first-order rate constant for amplification of C3 deposition (k), and the maximum amount of C3 that could be deposited in the capsule (C3max). Our results showed that variations in the capsular structure that characterized each serotype had no significant influence on C3max but that the rate of C3 deposition depended significantly on the serotype. C3 accumulated at a higher rate on ...
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 ...
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
Alternative pathway definition, the activation of complement by contact with polysaccharides on bacteria, protozoa, or yeast cells: a nonspecific immune response. See more.
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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. The alternative complement pathway (AP) is an important nonantibody- requiring host defense system. Thrombotic microangiopathies can be associated with defective regulation of the AP (atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome) or with inadequate cleavage by ADAMTS-13 of ULVWF multimeric strings secreted by/anchored to ECs (thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura). Our goal was to determine if EC-anchored ULVWF strings caused the assembly and activation of AP components, thereby linking two essential defense mechanisms. Methodology/Principal Findings: We quantified gene expression of these complement components in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) by real-time PCR: C3 and C5; complement factor ...
In this study, we investigated the mechanism of platelet activation in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), as well as the activation of the alternative complement pathway by platelets in AAV. CD62P and platelet-leukocyte aggregates in AAV patients were tested by flow cytometry. Platelets were stimulated by plasma from active AAV patients. The effect of the thrombin-protease-activated receptors (PARs) pathway was evaluated by blocking thrombin or PAR1 antagonists. After platelets were activated by plasma from AAV patients, Ca/Mg-Tyrodes buffer and Mg-EGTA buffer were used to measure complement activation in liquid phase and on the surface of platelets. The levels of CD62P-expressing platelets and platelet-leukocyte aggregates were significantly higher in active AAV patients than those in remission and normal controls. Platelets were activated by plasma from active AAV patients (percentage of CD62P-expressing platelets, 97.7 ± 3% vs. 1 ± 0.2%, p | 0
TY - JOUR. T1 - Novel anti-factor D monoclonal antibody inhibits complement and leukocyte activation in a baboon model of cardiopulmonary bypass. AU - Undar, Akif. AU - Eichstaedt, Harald C.. AU - Clubb, Fred J.. AU - Fung, Michael. AU - Lu, Meisheng. AU - Bigley, Joyce E.. AU - Vaughn, William K.. AU - Fraser, Charles D.. PY - 2002/8/14. Y1 - 2002/8/14. N2 - Background. Adverse outcomes after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are often related to systemic inflammation triggered by complement and leukocyte activation. To determine how inhibition of the alternative complement pathway affects systemic inflammation and tissue injury, we studied a novel monoclonal antibody (Mab), anti-human factor D murine Mab 166-32, in baboons. Methods. Fourteen baboons (mean weight, 15 kg) underwent hypothermic CPB. The treatment group (n = 7) received a single injection of anti-factor D Mab 166-32 (5 mg/kg), and the control group (n = 7) was given saline solution. After initiation of CPB, all animals were subjected ...
AMD is strongly associated with the over-activation of complement pathways [16]. Supporting evidence comes from the detection of various complement proteins in the drusen of patients with AMD [9] and the close association between AMD and the alternative pathway. Furthermore, the association of genetic variants in complement genes, including the human factor B gene, is a risk factor for all forms of AMD [5,9,22,24]. In addition, it has been shown that polymorphisms of genes encoding the alternative pathway proteins CFH, factor B, and C3, as well as the classical pathway protein C2, are also associated with AMD [23,46]. Studies in animal models of choroidal neovascularization (CNV), a major pathologic association with wet AMD, also supports a role for complements in AMD. Furthermore, a targeted inhibitor specific for the AP of complement significantly reduces CNV and the physiologic consequences of CNV on retinal function [11,47]. Additional evidence for a role of the AP pathway in AMD exists. For ...
Mannan is a prominent structural component displayed on the cell surface of C. albicans yeast cells (4), and antimannan IgG is present ubiquitously in the general human population (10, 14, 23). Previously, we showed that this naturally occurring antimannan IgG is required for activation of the classical complement pathway when C. albicans is incubated in NHS (40). We now present evidence that this naturally occurring antimannan IgG also regulates activation of the alternative pathway byC. albicans yeast cells. In NHS that is deficient in antimannan antibodies and lacks classical pathway activity as a result of EGTA chelation of serum Ca2+, addition of exogenous antimannan IgG accelerated C3 binding via the alternative pathway in a dose-dependent manner (Fig. 1 and 3). This accelerating effect of antimannan IgG was confirmed in a serum-free complement binding medium that consisted of only purified proteins of the alternative pathway (Fig. 2) as well as in immunofluorescence analysis (Fig. 5). A ...
Each pathway follows a sequence of reactions to generate a protease called a C3 convertase. The active protease is retained at the pathogen surface, and this ensures that the next complement zymogen in the pathway is also cleaved and activated at the pathogen surface. By contrast, the small peptide fragment is released from the site of the reaction and can act as a soluble mediator.. The early events of all three pathways of complement activation involve a series of cleavage reactions that culminate in the formation of an enzymatic activity called a C3 convertase, more The C3 convertases formed by these early events of complement activation are bound covalently to the pathogen surface. Here they cleave C3 to generate large amounts of C3bthe main effector molecule of the complement system, and C3a, a peptide mediator of inflammation.. The C3b molecules act as opsonins; they bind covalently to the pathogen and thereby target it for destruction by phagocytes equipped with receptors for C3b. These ...
A 53-kDa protein that is a positive regulator of the alternate pathway of complement activation (COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION PATHWAY, ALTERNATIVE). It stabilizes the ALTERNATIVE PATHWAY C3 CONVERTASE (C3bBb) and protects it from rapid inactivation, thus facilitating the cascade of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION and the formation of MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Individuals with mutation in the PFC gene exhibit properdin deficiency and have a high susceptibility to infections. . ...
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FUNCTION: This gene encodes a member of the kallikrein subfamily of serine proteases that have diverse physiological functions such as regulation of blood pressure and desquamation. The encoded protein is a precursor that undergoes proteolytic cleavage of the activation peptide to generate the functional enzyme. The encoded enzyme was found to activate the complement pathway by cleavage of C3 to release C3a anaphylotoxin. This gene is one of the several glandular kallikrein genes located in a cluster on chromosome 7. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2015 ...
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Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive genetic red cell disorder with a worldwide distribution. Growing evidence suggests a possible involvement of complement activation in the severity of clinical complications of sickle cell disease. In this study we found activation of the alternative complement pathway with microvascular deposition of C5b-9 on skin biopsies from patients with sickle cell disease. There was also deposition of C3b on sickle red cell membranes, which is promoted locally by the exposure of phosphatidylserine. In addition, we showed for the first time a peculiar "stop-and-go" motion of sickle cell red blood cells on tumor factor-α-activated vascular endothelial surfaces. Using the C3b/iC3b binding plasma protein factor Has an inhibitor of C3b cell-cell interactions, we found that factor H and its domains 19-20 prevent the adhesion of sickle red cells to the endothelium, normalizing speed transition times of red cells. We documented that factor H acts by preventing the ...
We reported inhibition of growth of primary rat mammary carcinomas after infusions of tumor-bearer plasma absorbed with Protein A-Sepharose or inactivated CNBr Sepharose. Absorbed plasmas were depleted of the third component of complement (C3) (other complement components defined similarly) and C5 but not C1, C4, or C2. These results suggested that activation of the alternative pathway of complement might be involved in the observed antitumor effects. To test this concept sera were treated with ethylenedinitrilotetraacetic acid or [ethylenebis(oxyethylenenitrilo)]tetraacetic acid before absorption with Protein A-Sepharose. Ethylenedinitrilotetraacetic acid, by chelating calcium and magnesium, prevents activation of both the alternative and classical complement pathways. [Ethylenebis(oxyethylenenitrilo)]tetraacetic acid, by chelating calcium but not magnesium, permits activation of the alternative pathway but inhibits activation of the classical complement pathway. Sera in the presence or absence ...
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
CH50 and CH100 measures the integrity of the classical and terminal complement pathways. Indicated in the investigation of suspected immune deficiency associated with recurrent pyogenic infections, recurrent/atypical meningococcal infections and atypical immune complex disorders.AP100 measures the integrity of the alternative and terminal complement pathways. Rare deficiencies of AP components predispose to neisserial infections.AP100 measures the integrity of the alternative and terminal complement pathways. Rare deficiencies of AP components predispose to neisserial infections ...
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This abstract was presented today, May 4th at the 2015 Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Denver, Colorado by Baerbel Rohrer, Alex Woodell, Sarah Casey, Tucker Williamson, myself, Stephen Tomlinson, and Carl Atkinson.. Purpose: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in western populations. During the past ten years, morphological and genetic evidence has emerged suggesting that an overactive complement system driven by the alternative pathway (AP) may be involved in AMD pathogenesis. However, smoking is the only proven modifiable risk factor for this disease. We have shown previously that smoke-related ocular pathology can be prevented in mice that lack a functional AP. Here we asked whether this pathology can be reversed in a more clinically relevant paradigm using a pharmacological inhibitor of the AP administered after smoking cessation.. Methods: Mice were exposed to either cigarette smoke (CS) or filtered air for 6 ...
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: ...
Abdullah, M.T., Nepliounev, I., Alfonina, G., Ram, S., Rice, P., Elkins, C. (2005). Killing of dsrA mutants of haemophilus ducreyi by normal human serum occurs via the classical complement pathway and is initiated by immunoglobulin m binding. Infection and Immunity. 73: 3431-3439 ...
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Kőhalmi, Kinga Viktória and Veszeli, Nóra and Luczay, Andrea and Varga, Lilian and Farkas, Henriette (2017) A danazolkezelés hatása C1-inhibitor-hiány okozta hereditaer angiooedemás gyermekek növekedésére , Effect of danazol treatment on growth in pediatric patients with hereditary angioedema due to C1-inhibitor deficiency. Orvosi Hetilap, 158 (32). pp. 1269-1276. ISSN 0030-6002 Csuka, Dorottya and Veszeli, Nóra and Varga, Lilian and Prohászka, Zoltán and Farkas, Henriette (2017) The role of the complement system in hereditary angioedema. Molecular Immunology, 89. pp. 59-68. ISSN 0161-5890 Horváth, Zsófia and Csuka, Dorottya and Vargova, Katarina and Kovács, Andrea and Lee, Sarolta and Varga, Lilian and Prohászka, Zoltán and Kiss, Róbert Gábor and Préda, István and Tóth Zsámboki, Emese (2016) Alternative complement pathway activation during invasive coronary procedures in acute myocardial infarction and stable angina pectoris. CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA, 463. pp. 138-144. ISSN ...
The neuronal microtubule-associated protein tau becomes hyperphosphorylated and forms aggregates in tauopathies but the processes leading to this pathological hallmark are not understood. Because tauopathies are accompanied by neuroinflammation and the complement cascade forms a key innate immune pathway, we asked whether the complement system has a role in the development of tau pathology. We tested this hypothesis in two mouse models, which expressed either a central inhibitor of complement or lacked an inhibitor of the terminal complement pathway. Complement receptor-related gene/protein y is the natural inhibitor of the central complement component C3 in rodents. Expressing a soluble variant (sCrry) reduced the number of phospho-tau (AT8 epitope) positive neurons in the brain stem, cerebellum, cortex, and hippocampus of aged P301L mutant tau/sCrry double-transgenic mice compared with tau single-transgenic littermates (JNPL3 line). CD59a is the major inhibitor of formation of the membrane attack
... MHC class III genes encodes proteins of classic and alternate complement pathways (C2 and C4, properdin factor B), soluble proteins, tumor necrosis factors (TNF alpha, beta), HSP 70 and the 21 hydroxy
I conduct research into genetic kidney disease and perform a weekly nephrology clinic specializing in the care of patients and families with hereditary kidney problems, including polycystic kidney disease, unexplained familial kidney failure, inherited microscopic haematuria syndromes and renal cancer syndromes.. Using linkage mapping, next generation sequencing and other techniques I have described and identified the molecular defects responsible for the genetic diseases HIF2α erythrocytosis, which results from a defect in cellular oxygen sensing, and CFHR5 nephropathy, which results from a defect of complement alternative pathway regulation and which is endemic in people of Cypriot ancestry.. Ongoing projects aim firstly to improve understanding of the pathophysiology of these diseases; secondly to develop rational approaches to their treatment; and thirdly to investigate other families with inherited kidney disease in order to uncover the genetic change responsible in each one. ...
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.
Detailed description of complement system including classical pathway, alternate pathway and lectin pathway. Components of complement system includingC1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9, C1-INH, C3a-INA, Factors H and I, C3a-INA, C4-BP and Factor I, C3a-INA, Protein S (vitronectin).
Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (typically serum) to detect and/or measure levels of one or more of the proteins C5 to C9 found in the final complement pathway. Deficiency of complement components C5 to C9 are associated with several diseases, especially recurrent neisserial infections.. Entry Terms : "C5-9 (Complement Component) Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Immunoassay, Protein, Complement Component, C5-C9". UMDC code : 19804 ...
4. The complement based MPGN usually have capillary wall staining for C3 deposits, then look at the EM --, if sausage shaped deposits think dense deposit disease and if not then C3 glomerular disease. Both of these are a result of dysregulation of the alternative pathway of complement ...
The complement system is a key component of the innate immune system that is involved in eliminating unwanted self and nonself material via cellular and humoral mechanisms
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Being a major first line of immune defense, the complement system keeps a constant vigil against viruses. Its ability to recognize a large panoply of viruses and virus-infected cells, and trigger the effector pathways, results in neutralization of viruses and killing of the infected cells. This selection pressure exerted by complement on viruses has made them evolve a multitude of countermeasures. These include targeting the recognition molecules for avoidance of detection, targeting key enzymes and complexes of the complement pathways like C3 convertases and C5b-9 formation - either by encoding complement regulators or by recruiting membrane-bound and soluble host complement regulators, cleaving complement proteins by encoding protease, and inhibiting the synthesis of complement proteins. Additionally, viruses also exploit the complement system for their own benefit. For example, they use complement receptors as well as membrane regulators for cellular entry as well as their spread. Here, we provide an
The in vivo activity of the alternative pathway (V-alt) has been studied using the oxygen isotope fractionation method in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana modified for the expression of the AtAOX1a gene by anti-sense (AS-12) or overexpression (XX-2). Under non-stressful conditions, V-alt was similar in all plant lines regardless of its different alternative pathway capacities (V-alt). Total leaf respiration (V-t) and V-alt were directly related to growth light conditions while electron partitioning between the cytochrome pathway (CP) and alternative pathway (AP) was unchanged by light levels. Interestingly, the AP functioned at full capacity in anti-sense plants under both growth light conditions. The role of the AP in response to a high light stress induced by short-term high light treatment (HLT) was also studied. In wild type and XX-2, both CP and AP rates increased proportionally after HLT while in AS-12, where the AP was unable to increase its rate, the CP accommodated all the increase in ...
Properdin or complement factor P is a conserved serum glycoprotein of the immune defence. It plays a role in strengthening the activation of complement, a system of proteins essential in the first line defence against infection. Properdin is the only positive regulator and plays a major role in regulating the alternative pathway of the complement system, an effector system of the innate immune response, by binding and stabilising two specific converting enzyme complexes, which are normally labile (C3bBb and C3bBbC3b). Mouse models have shown that complement, in particular complement receptor 3 (CR3) and complement 5 (C5), contributes to survival of infection with Listeria monocytogenes. The purpose of the project was to characterise the contribution of properdin in the response to L. monocytogenes (EGD-e), a Gram-positive, intracellular pathogen, which can cause severe infectious disease in human and animals, by using in vitro and in vivo methods. In vitro assays for the first time point to the ...
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. ...
Study subjects will be asked to take Sulodexide twice a day. The Sulodexide will be taken in addition to the regular medications the subject is on. There will be no change in these other medications. The subject will also be asked to have blood tests each month to follow kidney function. The frequency of these tests is the normal/standard frequency for persons with MPGN II/DDD and is neither increased nor decreased because of participation in this study. The study will occur over 6 months for each subject ...
Study subjects will be asked to take Sulodexide twice a day. The Sulodexide will be taken in addition to the regular medications the subject is on. There will be no change in these other medications. The subject will also be asked to have blood tests each month to follow kidney function. The frequency of these tests is the normal/standard frequency for persons with MPGN II/DDD and is neither increased nor decreased because of participation in this study. The study will occur over 6 months for each subject ...
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Ab-dependent bactericidal activity is important for protection against meningococcal infection (49, 50). The AP plays an important role in amplifying C3 deposition on the bacterial surface. C3 activation represents the convergence of the classical, lectin and APs. The subsequent activation of the terminal complement components can lead to C5b-9 insertion into the membrane of Gram-negative pathogens, resulting in complement-dependent killing. Deficiencies of the terminal complements (C5-C9) and AP components, such as factor D and properdin, predispose individuals to invasive meningococcal infections (11, 20, 51). Properdin deficiency is rare, but individuals with properdin deficiency are predisposed to severe invasive meningococcal infections, often with a higher mortality than normal individuals (11, 20, 51). Both N. meningitidis and N. gonorrhoeae have evolved several intricate mechanisms to evade complement. The previously reported ability of N. gonorrhoeae to bind to properdin and activate ...
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 ...
Purpose.: Increasing evidence supports a role for complement in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This study evaluated retinal microglia, T-lymphocytes, and complement deposition in a light-induced retinopathy model. The effect of a serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT1A) agonist on these processes was investigated. Methods.: Rats were dark adapted for 24 hours before a 6-hour blue light exposure. Some animals were predosed subcutaneously with AL-8309A. Retinas were evaluated at different times after light exposure. Paraffin sections were stained with antibody for a microglial marker (Iba1), a T-lymphocyte marker (CD3), and complement components C1q, C3, factor B, factor H, and membrane attack complex (MAC). Results.: Light exposure resulted in substantial photoreceptor and RPE loss. Robust microglia activation and migration to the outer retina occurred rapidly. Substantial T-lymphocyte recruitment did not occur. Complement alternative pathway was strongly activated, ...
Overactivation of the alternative pathway of the complement system is associated with the renal diseases atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and C3 glomerulopathy (C3G). C3 nephritic factors (C3NeF) play an important role in C3G pathogenesis by stabilizing the key enzymatic complex of complement, the C3 convertase. However, the reliability of assays detecting these autoantibodies is limited. Therefore, in this study, we validated and optimized a prototype hemolytic method for robust detection and characterization of factors causing convertase overactivity in large patient cohorts. The assay assesses convertase activity directly in the physiological milieu of serum and therefore is not restricted to detection of stabilizing autoantibodies such as C3NeF but may also reveal genetic variants resulting in prolonged convertase activity. We first defined clear cutoff values based on convertase activity in healthy controls. Next, we evaluated 27 C3G patient samples and found 16 positive for prolonged
Saliva of the blood feeding sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis was previously shown to inhibit the alternative pathway (AP) of the complement system. Here, we have identified Lufaxin, a protein component in saliva, as the inhibitor of the AP. Lufaxin inhibited the deposition of C3b, Bb, Properdin, C5b and C9b on agarose-coated plates in a dose dependent manner. It also inhibited the activation of factor B in normal serum, but had no effect on the components of the membrane attack complex. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) experiments demonstrated that Lufaxin stabilizes the C3b-B proconvertase complex when passed over a C3b surface in combination with factor B. Lufaxin was also shown to inhibit the activation of factor B by factor D in a reconstituted C3b-B, but did not inhibit the activation of C3 by reconstituted C3b-Bb. Proconvertase stabilization does not require the presence of divalent cations, but addition of Ni2+ increases the stability of complexes formed on SPR surfaces. Stabilization of the C3b-B
Secretion of complement component C3 by U937 cells was studied. Preliminary evidence for a cell-associated proteolytic activity specific for C3 is given, as well as for a covalent-like binding of C3 fragments to the cell membranes. Secretion of C3, in the presence of 10 ng of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate/ml, is 120-140 ng/10(6) cells per 24 h on the third day after addition of the activator. As shown by SDS/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis, the intracellular pro-C3 (200 kDa) and the extracellular secreted C3 (alpha-chain 110 kDa and beta-chain 75 kDa) are identical with the forms of C3 previously characterized from human serum. Incubation of U937 cells in the presence of exogenous radiolabelled C3 shows that membrane-bound proteinase(s), not related to the classical-pathway or the alternative-pathway C3 convertases, is (are) able to cleave C3; this cleavage leads to the binding of the resulting C3 fragments to the cell membrane through reaction of membrane acceptors with the carbonyl group ...
The biosynthesis of steroid hormones is a difficult process in which Cholesterol is transformed into mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids and sex hormones via a series of hydroxylation, oxidation and reduction steps. To better understand the molecular level of sexual organ maturation in humans, the classical pathway and the alternative pathway of this process are produced. The pathways produce the main steroid hormones in humans, namely Progestogen, Corticosteroids, Androgens and Estrogens. The classical pathway is meant to produce an important steroid called Androgen, which is a synthetic steroid hormone that regulates sexual development and the maintenance of the male sex organs via binding to androgen receptors. For more information and details about Androgens and the diseases linked with this molecular pathway, please visit Chapter 37 of the book of Blau (ISBN 978-3-642-40337-8) ...
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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 ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Complement activation in acquired and hereditary amyloid neuropathy. AU - Hafer-Macko, Charlene E.. AU - Dyck, Peter J. AU - Koski, Carol Lee. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - The pathogenesis of the axonal degeneration in acquired or hereditary amyloidosis is unknown. In this immunohistochemistry study, we examined 20 sural nerve biopsies from individuals with amyloid neuropathy (14 acquired and 6 hereditary) for evidence of complement activation. Complement activation products were detected on and around amyloid deposits within peripheral nerves. We found no difference in the extent, location or pattern of complement activation products between the 2 forms of amyloidosis. The presence of early classical pathway activation markers in the absence of antibody in hereditary cases suggests an antibody-independent activation of the classical pathway through binding of C1q. The lack of Factor Bb-suggested alternative pathway activation was not significant in these cases. The detection of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Synthesis of complement factor H by retinal pigment epithelial cells is down-regulated by oxidized photoreceptor outer segments. AU - Chen, Mei. AU - Forrester, John Vincent. AU - Xu, Heping. PY - 2007/4. Y1 - 2007/4. N2 - Complement activation is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in part because certain gene polymorphisms in complement factor H (CFH), an important regulator of the alternative complement activation pathway, are high risk factors for AMD. How CFH is regulated locally at the retina/choroid interface and how this contributes to AMD development remain unknown. In the present study, we have confirmed that CFH was detectable by immunohistochemistry in the choroid, and at low levels in the RPE cell and interphotoreceptor matrix, but appeared to be concentrated in dense patches in Bruchs membrane. In vitro, cultured human and mouse RPE cells expressed high levels of CFH as evidenced by immunohistochemistry and western ...
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The complement system is a biochemical cascade that helps, or complements, the ability of antibodies to clear pathogens from an organism. It is part of the immune system called the innate immune system that is not adaptable and does not change over the course of an individuals lifetime. However, it can be recruited and brought into action by the adaptive immune system. The Classical pathway of activation of the complement system is a group of blood proteins that mediate the specific antibody response. [source: Wikipedia] The Classical Pathway begins with circulating C1Q binding to an antigen on the surface of a pathogen, which goes on to active and recruit 2 copies of each C1R and C1S, forming a C1 complex. The activated C1 complex cleaves C2 and C4. Activated cleavage products C2A and C4B combine to form C3 convertase, which cleaves C3. The cleavage product C3B joins the complex to form C5 convertase, which cleaves C5. The cleavage product C5B joins C6, C7, C8 and multiple copies of C9 to form ...
The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology. complement factor B - S1: Chymotrypsin. Detailed annotation on the structure, function, physiology, pharmacology and clinical relevance of drug targets.
... The activated complement system recognizes and eliminates invading microorganisms and thus is beneficial for the host.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer disease (AD) are both neurodegenerative diseases of aging, with loss of photoreceptors and CNS neurons, respectively. A number of recent studies have shown that polymorphisms of several complement proteins in the alternative pathway of complement activation (CFB, C2, and CFH) enhance susceptibility to AMD. Somewhat similarly, in AD there is a profound increase in the levels of the initiating protein of the complement cascade called C1q, a prominent upregulation of which has also recently been reported to accompany glaucoma, which is a neurodegenerative retinal disease of aging. All of these changes, in AMD and AD, ultimately lead to activation of the pivotal complement protein called C3. Upon activation, C3 is fragmented into several pieces. One is called C3a, a small cytokine-like molecule that activates microglia and stimulates angiogenesis, whereas a larger fragment, called C3b, opsonizes the cell or debris where it was generated, leading ...
The key event in complement activation is the proteolytic cleavage of C3 to C3a and C3b. Three pathways can lead to C3 cleavage, namely, classical, alternative, and mannose-binding lectin (MBL) pathways. C3 cleavage leads on to the activation of the terminal complement pathway, causing the generation of the membrane attack complex (MAC), which assembles…
For thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs), the diagnosis of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is made by ruling out Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-associated HUS and ADAMTS13 activity-deficient thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), often using the exclusion criteria for secondary TMAs. Nowadays, assays for ADAMTS13 activity and evaluation for STEC infection can be performed within a few hours. However, a confident diagnosis of aHUS often requires comprehensive gene analysis of the alternative complement activation pathway, which usually takes at least several weeks. However, predisposing genetic abnormalities are only identified in approximately 70% of aHUS. To facilitate the diagnosis of complement-mediated aHUS, we describe a quantitative hemolytic assay using sheep red blood cells (RBCs) and human citrated plasma, spiked with or without a novel inhibitory anti-complement factor H (CFH) monoclonal antibody. Among 45 aHUS patients in Japan, 24% (11/45) had moderate-to-severe (

Low mannose-binding lectin (MBL) genotype is associated with future cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetic south asians. a...Low mannose-binding lectin (MBL) genotype is associated with future cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetic south asians. a...

The complement system can be activated via the classical, alternative or lectin pathway, which is activated when Mannose- ... Mannose-Binding Lectin (MBL), which activates the lectin pathway of complement activation, has been introduced as a risk marker ... Collard CD, Montalto MC, Reenstra WR, Buras JA, Stahl GL: Endothelial oxidative stress activates the lectin complement pathway ... Antibody-mediated activation of the classical pathway of complement may compensate for mannose-binding lectin deficiency. Eur J ...
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Alternative complement pathway - WikipediaAlternative complement pathway - Wikipedia

The alternative pathway is one of three complement pathways that opsonize and kill pathogens. The pathway is triggered when the ... "Inhibition of the alternative complement pathway by antisense oligonucleotides targeting complement factor B improves lupus ... The alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune systems natural defense against ... The C5-convertase of the alternative pathway consists of (C3b)2BbP (sometimes referred to as C3b2Bb). After the creation of C5 ...
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The alternative complement pathway regulates pathological angiogenesis in the retina.  - PubMed - NCBIThe alternative complement pathway regulates pathological angiogenesis in the retina. - PubMed - NCBI

... our data implicate the alternative complement pathway in facilitating neovessel clearance by down-regulating the complement ... The alternative complement pathway regulates pathological angiogenesis in the retina.. Sweigard JH1, Yanai R1, Gaissert P1, ... We used alternative complement pathway-deficient (Fb(-/-)) mice and age- and strain-matched control mice to assess neovessel ... We investigated the role of the alternative complement pathway during the formation and resolution of aberrant ...
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Physiopathological implications of genetic variability in the complement alternative pathway | HSTalksPhysiopathological implications of genetic variability in the complement alternative pathway | HSTalks

Santiago Rodríguez de Córdoba on Physiopathological implications of genetic variability in the complement alternative pathway, ... Other Talks in the Series: The Complement System. The evolution of complement and the alternative pathway ... Physiopathological implications of genetic variability in the complement alternative pathway. *Prof. Santiago Rodríguez de ... Physiopathological Implication of Genetic Variability in the Complement Alternative Pathway. My name is Santiago Rodriguez de ...
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Complement: The Alternative PathwayComplement: The Alternative Pathway

The alternative pathway of complement is a powerful and evolutionarily old defence system of innate immunity that recognises ... Alternative pathway is a spontaneous self‐amplifying initiator of complement. *AP is activated by default in blocked by ... Complement: The Alternative Pathway. Peter F Zipfel, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Jena ... The alternative pathway of complement is a powerful and evolutionarily old defence system of innate immunity that recognises ...
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Complement 1 Inhibitor Is a Regulator of the Alternative Complement Pathway | JEMComplement 1 Inhibitor Is a Regulator of the Alternative Complement Pathway | JEM

... we studied the role of the C1-INH in inhibition of the alternative complement pathway. In the alternative complement pathway, ... as an inhibitor of the alternative complement pathway. C1-INH prevented lysis, induced by the alternative complement pathway, ... Because the alternative complement pathway has many features in common with the classical complement pathway, and because many ... Complement 1 Inhibitor Is a Regulator of the Alternative Complement Pathway. Haixiang Jiang, Eric Wagner, Huamei Zhang, Michael ...
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Mannan-binding lectin activates C3 and the alternative complement pathway without involvement of C2.  - PubMed - NCBIMannan-binding lectin activates C3 and the alternative complement pathway without involvement of C2. - PubMed - NCBI

Mannan-binding lectin activates C3 and the alternative complement pathway without involvement of C2.. Selander B1, Mårtensson U ... Mannan-binding lectin activates C3 and the alternative complement pathway without involvement of C2 ... Mannan-binding lectin activates C3 and the alternative complement pathway without involvement of C2 ... Mannan-binding lectin activates C3 and the alternative complement pathway without involvement of C2 ...
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Alternative-complement-pathway C3/C5 convertase - WikipediaAlternative-complement-pathway C3/C5 convertase - Wikipedia

Alternative-complement-pathway C3/C5 convertase (EC 3.4.21.47, complement component C3/C5 convertase (alternative), proenzyme ... complement C 3(C 5) convertase (amplification), alternative complement pathway C3(C5) convertase, C5 convertase, CVF,Bb, (CVF)- ... Alternative complement pathway Kerr, M.A. (1981). "Human factor B". Methods Enzymol. 80: 102-112. doi:10.1016/s0076-6879(81) ... Alternative-complement-pathway C3/C5 convertase at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) ...
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Kidney Diseases Associated With Alternative Complement Pathway Dysregulation and Potential Treatment Options☆,☆☆Kidney Diseases Associated With Alternative Complement Pathway Dysregulation and Potential Treatment Options☆,☆☆

Genetic mutations affecting the alternative complement pathway regulating proteins (complement factor H, I, membrane cofactor ... Kidney Diseases Associated With Alternative Complement Pathway Dysregulation and Potential Treatment Options☆,☆☆. ... are characterized as inappropriate activation of the alternative complement pathway. ... Recent advances in targeted complement inhibitor therapy resulted in significant improvement in disease remission, renal ...
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Alternative Pathway Complement Activation in Vitreous and Bruchs-Choroid Interface | IOVS | ARVO JournalsAlternative Pathway Complement Activation in Vitreous and Bruch's-Choroid Interface | IOVS | ARVO Journals

Alternative Pathway Complement Activation in Vitreous and Bruchs-Choroid Interface L. E. DeForge; K. M. Loyet; L. Sturgeon; K ... Alternative Pathway Complement Activation in Vitreous and Bruchs-Choroid Interface You will receive an email whenever this ... Purpose: : While both genetic and pathophysiological studies point to a role for the Alternative Pathway (AP) of complement in ... Alternative Pathway Complement Activation in Vitreous and Bruchs-Choroid Interface. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2010;51(13): ...
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Simplified assays of hemolytic activity of the classical and alternative complement pathways.Simplified assays of hemolytic activity of the classical and alternative complement pathways.

... Nilsson, U R Uppsala University ... Simplified hemolytic assays for the classical (CP) and alternative (AP) pathways of complement (C) were developed. The CP ... Each pathway was tested independently of the other. Serum C levels, measured as described, correlated strongly with those ... The modified assays should offer less laborious alternatives for the functional assay of C than current routine procedures. ...
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The role of immunoglobulins in alternative complement pathway activation by zymosan. I. Human IgG with specificity for Zymosan...The role of immunoglobulins in alternative complement pathway activation by zymosan. I. Human IgG with specificity for Zymosan...

The role of immunoglobulins in alternative complement pathway activation by zymosan. I. Human IgG with specificity for Zymosan ... The role of immunoglobulins in alternative complement pathway activation by zymosan. I. Human IgG with specificity for Zymosan ... The role of immunoglobulins in alternative complement pathway activation by zymosan. I. Human IgG with specificity for Zymosan ... The role of immunoglobulins in alternative complement pathway activation by zymosan. I. Human IgG with specificity for Zymosan ...
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Properdin Binds to Late Apoptotic and Necrotic Cells Independently of C3b and Regulates Alternative Pathway Complement...Properdin Binds to Late Apoptotic and Necrotic Cells Independently of C3b and Regulates Alternative Pathway Complement...

The alternative pathway was initially recognized to amplify complement activation triggered by the classical pathway. Properdin ... The alternative pathway of complement is thought to be activated following hydrolysis of C3, generation of C3b, and formation ... The role of properdin in the assembly of the alternative pathway C3 convertases of complement. J. Biol. Chem. 281: 2128-2132. ... Properdin activates complement via an alternative pathway. A, Necrotic Jurkat cells were preincubated with or without properdin ...
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Case report: lupus nephritis with autoantibodies to complement alternative pathway proteins and C3 gene mutation | BMC...Case report: lupus nephritis with autoantibodies to complement alternative pathway proteins and C3 gene mutation | BMC...

Serial sera samples were analyzed, and autoantibodies to complement alternative pathway proteins (Factor I, Factor B, C3 and ... Functional assays showed that these autoantibodies cause alternative pathway activation. This case is the first reported of a ... heterozygous C3 mutation associated with lupus nephritis and autoantibodies against complement alternative pathway proteins ( ... Factor I, Factor B, C3 and Properdin).These autoantibodies cause activation of this pathway and this fact could explain that ...
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Activation of the alternative complement pathway by intraocular lenses. | IOVS | ARVO JournalsActivation of the alternative complement pathway by intraocular lenses. | IOVS | ARVO Journals

Activation of the alternative complement pathway by intraocular lenses. You will receive an email whenever this article is ... B J Mondino, S Nagata, M M Glovsky; Activation of the alternative complement pathway by intraocular lenses.. Invest. Ophthalmol ... polymethylmethacrylate lenses with polypropylene loops generate C3a and C5a by activation of the alternative complement pathway ... known activators of the alternative pathway. Our results suggest that ...
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Interferon gamma induces synthesis of complement alternative pathway proteins by human endothelial cells in culture. | Journal...Interferon gamma induces synthesis of complement alternative pathway proteins by human endothelial cells in culture. | Journal...

... suggests that endothelial cells can assemble the complete alternative complement pathway. Endothelial cell complement may be ... Interferon gamma induces synthesis of complement alternative pathway proteins by human endothelial cells in culture. J Ripoche ... Interferon gamma induces synthesis of complement alternative pathway proteins by human endothelial cells in culture.. J Exp Med ... Structure of the gene coding for the alpha polypeptide chain of the human complement component C4b-binding protein. ...
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Frontiers | The Sand Fly Salivary Protein Lufaxin Inhibits the Early Steps of the Alternative Pathway of Complement by Direct...Frontiers | The Sand Fly Salivary Protein Lufaxin Inhibits the Early Steps of the Alternative Pathway of Complement by Direct...

... of the complement system. Here, we have identified Lufaxin, a protein component in saliva, as the inhibitor of the AP. Lufaxin ... of the complement system. Here, we have identified Lufaxin, a protein component in saliva, as the inhibitor of the AP. Lufaxin ... mechanism that differs from previously described strategies used by other organisms to inhibit the AP of the host complement ... mechanism that differs from previously described strategies used by other organisms to inhibit the AP of the host complement ...
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Inhibition Of The Alternative pathway Of Complement Accelerates Recovery From Smoke-Induced Functional And Morphological Ocular...Inhibition Of The Alternative pathway Of Complement Accelerates Recovery From Smoke-Induced Functional And Morphological Ocular...

Two of the main risk factors for AMD are an overactive complement system driven by the alternative pathway (AP) and smoking. We ... Inhibition Of The Alternative pathway Of Complement Accelerates Recovery From Smoke-Induced Functional And Morphological Ocular ... One Reply to "Inhibition Of The Alternative pathway Of Complement Accelerates Recovery From Smoke-Induced Functional And ... and genetic evidence has emerged suggesting that an overactive complement system driven by the alternative pathway (AP) may be ...
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Platelets are activated in ANCA-associated vasculitis via thrombin-PARs pathway and can activate the alternative complement...Platelets are activated in ANCA-associated vasculitis via thrombin-PARs pathway and can activate the alternative complement...

Activated platelets triggered the alternative complement pathway in AAV. ... as well as the activation of the alternative complement pathway by platelets in AAV. CD62P and platelet-leukocyte aggregates in ... Platelets activated by plasma from AAV patients could trigger complement activation via the alternative pathway, as ... Platelets were activated in AAV patients, and such activation was at least partially attributed to the thrombin-PARs pathway. ...
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Complement alternative pathway genetic variation and Dengue infection in the Thai population.  - PubMed - NCBIComplement alternative pathway genetic variation and Dengue infection in the Thai population. - PubMed - NCBI

Complement alternative pathway genetic variation and Dengue infection in the Thai population.. Kraivong R1, Vasanawathana S, ... Activation of the complement alternative pathway is influenced by polymorphisms within activation (factor B rs12614/rs641153, ... Complement alternative pathway genetic variation and Dengue infection in the Thai population ... Complement, an integral component of the immune system, is activated during Dengue infection and the degree of activation ...
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Study of the optimal reaction conditions for assay of the mouse alternative complement pathwayStudy of the optimal reaction conditions for assay of the mouse alternative complement pathway

... DSpace/Manakin Repository. ... Cobra venom factor was more efficient in enhancing the sensitivity of the assay for the mouse alternative complement pathway ... The optimal reaction conditions for hemolytic assay of alternative complement pathway activity in mouse serum were investigated ... In contrast to the normal alternative pathway assay the zymosan-potentiated test did, most probably, not involve natural ...
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Activation of mouse peritoneal macrophages and of the alternative pathway of the complement system by cartilage specific...Activation of mouse peritoneal macrophages and of the alternative pathway of the complement system by cartilage specific...

Activation of mouse peritoneal macrophages and of the alternative pathway of the complement system by cartilage specific ... Activation of mouse peritoneal macrophages and of the alternative pathway of the complement system by cartilage specific ... Collagen Type Alternative Pathway Lysosomal Enzyme Mouse Peritoneal Macrophage Acid Hydrolase These keywords were added by ... Schorlemmer, H. U., Hadding, U., Bitter-Suemann, D. and Allison, A. C. (1977). The role of complement cleavage products in ...
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AMD and the alternative complement pathway: genetics and functional implications.  - PubMed - NCBIAMD and the alternative complement pathway: genetics and functional implications. - PubMed - NCBI

AMD and the alternative complement pathway: genetics and functional implications.. Tan PL1,2, Bowes Rickman C2,3, Katsanis N4,5 ... The alternative complement pathway and the formation of the C3 convertase. In the AP, the generation of C3b can occur by either ... and we explore the possible mechanistic links between photoreceptor degeneration and the alternative complement pathway, a ... C3b additionally binds to the C3 convertase leading to the formation of the C5 convertase initiating the terminal pathway and ...
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Activation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement - Michael PangburnActivation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement - Michael Pangburn

Proteins of the innate immune system known as the alternative pathway of complement have recently been linked to approximately ... Activation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement Pangburn, Michael K. University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Tyler, TX ... 2010) A targeted inhibitor of the complement alternative pathway reduces RPE injury and angiogenesis in models of age-related ... Proteins of the innate immune system known as the alternative pathway of complement have recently been linked to approximately ...
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Omeros Lead MASP-3 Inhibitor OMS906 Demonstrates Blockade of the Alternative Pathway of Complement System | Omeros CorporationOmeros' Lead MASP-3 Inhibitor OMS906 Demonstrates Blockade of the Alternative Pathway of Complement System | Omeros Corporation

Omeros Lead MASP-3 Inhibitor OMS906 Demonstrates Blockade of the Alternative Pathway of Complement System ... the alternative pathway of complement (APC). APC inhibitors are thought to have preventive or therapeutic effects across a ... activator of the alternative pathway of complement (APC). OMS906 significantly reduced both incidence and severity of disease ... "The robust data clearly show that MASP-3 inhibition, and OMS906 specifically, blocks activation of the alternative pathway," ...
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  • C1-INH prevented lysis, induced by the alternative complement pathway, of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) erythrocytes in human serum. (rupress.org)
  • OMS906, in addition to its demonstrated effects in arthritis, has therapeutic potential for the treatment of a broad range of diseases mediated by the alternative pathway, ranging from traumatic brain injury to paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. (omeros.com)
  • Improving our understanding of the regulation of this pathway is paramount to developing novel treatment approaches for AMD. (utah.edu)
  • SEATTLE --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2016-- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced results from its OMS906 complement program. (omeros.com)
  • This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction Cleavage of Arg-Ser bond in complement component C3 alpha-chain to yield C3a and C3b, and Arg- bond in complement component C5 alpha-chain to yield C5a and C5b This enzyme is a bimolecular complex of complement fragment Bb with either C3b or cobra venom factor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alternative pathway of the complement system is an innate component of the immune system 's natural defense against infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • The alternative pathway of complement is a powerful and evolutionarily old defence system of innate immunity that recognises and destroys invading infectious microbes and also targets and eliminates modified self cells. (els.net)
  • On the basis of its central relevance in immunity targeting, the complement system by specific therapeutic agents is a promising approach to treat autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders. (els.net)
  • Saliva of the blood feeding sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis was previously shown to inhibit the alternative pathway (AP) of the complement system. (frontiersin.org)
  • The complement system is part of the innate immune response that is responsible for the opsonization of cell surfaces, generation of potent anaphylatoxins, and direct killing of invasive pathogens and altered self-cells ( 7 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Two of the main risk factors for AMD are an overactive complement system driven by the alternative pathway (AP) and smoking. (utah.edu)
  • The complement system plays a key role in inflammation and becomes activated as a result of tissue damage or microbial infection. (omeros.com)
  • We investigated key elements of the complement system during bacterial infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and compared them to non-diabetic (ND) individuals. (regionh.dk)
  • The unique mechanism of action of MASP-3 inhibitors - shutting down the conversion of pro-factor D to factor D - may have clinical advantages over other alternative pathway inhibitors. (omeros.com)
  • He JQ , Wiesmann C and von Lookeren Campagne M (2008) A role of macrophage complement receptor CRIg in immune clearance and inflammation. (els.net)
  • To determine if posterior chamber polymethylmethacrylate lenses with polypropylene loops activate complement, the authors measured levels of C3a, C4a and C5a by radioimmunoassay in human sera incubated with and without these lenses. (arvojournals.org)
  • Gros P , Milder FJ and Janssen BJ (2008) Complement driven by conformational changes. (els.net)
  • We used alternative complement pathway-deficient (Fb(-/-)) mice and age- and strain-matched control mice to assess neovessel development and regression in an oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) mouse model. (nih.gov)