The Complement System

  • Klaus Rother
  • Gerd O. Till
  • G. Maria Hänsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Klaus Rother, Gerd O. Till, G. Maria Hänsch
    Pages 1-232
  3. Klaus Rother, Gerd O. Till, G. Maria Hänsch
    Pages 233-341
  4. Klaus Rother, Gerd O. Till, G. Maria Hänsch
    Pages 343-513
  5. G. M. Hänsch
    Pages 514-521
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 549-564

About this book


Its key role in life preserving functions such as host defense against infections or inflammatory reactions has put the serum complement system at the forefront of biomedical research in both the laboratory and the clinic. This book describes the basic regulation of the complement systems, presenting its biological functions, the target cell receptors for such functions and their interactions with ligands to induce specific cellular responses. The biological functions are also discussed in the context of more complex conditions, for example in host defense, chronic inflammatory disease, graft rejection as well as in adverse reactions to drugs or to artificial surfaces. The book offers the present state-of-the-art compiled by leading experts in the field. Extensive literature citations offer easy access to those interested in more detail.


Activation Host defense Vivo antibody complement deficiencies graft rejection infection inflammation pathology regulation reproduction surface reports

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Rother
    • 1
  • Gerd O. Till
    • 2
  • G. Maria Hänsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für ImmunologieUniversität HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolUSA
  3. 3.Institut für ImmunologieUniversität HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63711-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58753-5
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