Complement deficiencies in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

The complement system is a major, multifunctional part of innate immunity and serves as a bridge between the innate and adaptive immune systems. It consists of more than 30 distinct proteins that interact with one another in a specific sequence. There are three pathways of complement activation: the classical, the lectin, and the alternative pathways. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11882-014-0448-2

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