Complement factors in adult peripheral nerve: a potential role in energy metabolism.

Complement cascade factors are known to play a critical role in myelin clearance after peripheral nerve injury. Here we show that components of both the classical (C1qa, C1qb, C1qc, C2 and C4) and alternative (C3, B and adipsin) pathways are expressed by uninjured peripheral nerve as well. mRNAs of components of the alternative pathway were predominantly… CONTINUE READING