The Clinical Enzymology of the Complement System
The complement (C) system is one of the most important humoral systems mediating many activities that contribute to inflammation and host defense, e.g. various anaphylatoxin activities, Chemotaxis and opsonization for phagocytosis. The C system is similar to other humoral systems, such as coagulation, fibrinolysis and the kinin system, a multifactoral system whose activation represents sequentially occurring multi-step activation cascades of the “classical” as well as the “alternative” pathway.
KeywordsHeparin Polysaccharide Arginine Histamine Trypsin
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