Clinical evaluation and characterization of a unique C3 breakdown factor detected in a patient with acute glomerulonephritis.


A unique factor causing breakdown of the third component of complement (C3) was detected in a patient with acute glomerulonephritis (AGN). The activity was detected by conversion of C3 in a mixture with normal human serum using crossed immunoelectrophoresis. This factor capable of C3 breakdown was not blocked in the presence of ethylenediaminetetraacetic… (More)


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