Complement and complement regulatory proteins in human tears.

@article{Willcox1997ComplementAC,
  title={Complement and complement regulatory proteins in human tears.},
  author={Mark D. P. Willcox and Christy A Morris and Ambika Thakur and Robert A. Sack and Judy Wickson and W Boey},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          1-8
        }
}
PURPOSE The complement system is part of the innate defense system of the body, and it contributes to inflammatory conditions. The current study examined tears for the presence of complement components, the activity of the components, and the presence of regulatory components. METHODS The significance of a functional complement system in tears was examined in four ways. First, the presence and concentration of complement components in tear samples (open-eye, closed-eye, and reflex tears) was… CONTINUE READING

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