Takayuki Kitazawa

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Since complement activation is recognized as a common response of the host defense system when an artificial medical device is applied to a patient, great effort has been devoted to studies on the interaction of the complement system with artificial materials. However, some uncertainties remain, partially because of the lack of well characterized surfaces(More)
The complement system is strongly activated by surfaces carrying nucleophilic groups, such as hydroxyl (OH) groups, and triggered by deposition of complement protein fragment, C3b. Surfaces carrying amino groups, the other representative nucleophilic group, are expected to be potential activators of the complement system through the alternative pathway. Few(More)
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