Activation of the alternative complement pathway by Sporothrix schenckii.


We studied the activation of complement by Sporothrix schenckii yeast cells. Total complement activity, and the effect of various activators on this activity, were assayed on aliquots of fresh nonimmune human serum with and without prior treatment with chelators. Both total hemolytic complement and C3 were consumed (activated) in serum chelated with… (More)


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