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Complement C3

Introduction: Complement C3

Description of Complement C3

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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Complement C3: Related Topics

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Hierarchical classifications of Complement C3

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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