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Introduction: Properdin

Description of Properdin

Properdin: a non-immunoglobulin, gammaglobulin complement of the alternative pathway; it complexes with C3b and stabilizes alternative pathway C3 convertase.
Source: CRISP

Properdin: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Properdin: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Properdin:

  • Complement Factor P

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Properdin

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

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Hierarchical classifications of Properdin

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