Complement factor B

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The complement system plays a major role in natural resistance to bacterial and viral infections. For this purpose, it expresses many biological activities such as membranolysis, leukocyte chemotaxis, opsonization and enhancement of phagocytosis, release of mediators of inflammation, and more. Twenty-two serum proteins have been identified so far as complement components. Nine of them are serine proteases: C1r, C1s, C2, Factor B, Factor D, Factor I, MASP-1, MASP-2 and MASP-3 .... .

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxPharm
Subtitle of host publicationThe Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780080552323
StatePublished - 2007


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