Complement-mediated killing of susceptible gram-negative bacteria: an elusive mechanism.

Abstract

Exposure of gram-negative bacteria to a source of antibody and complement frequently results in efficient cell killing; this effect follows the deposition of C5b-9 membrane attack complexes onto the bacterial surface. This review examines the molecular and physiological events culminating in C5b-9 deposition and cell death and advances an hypothesis that… (More)

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@article{Taylor1992ComplementmediatedKO, title={Complement-mediated killing of susceptible gram-negative bacteria: an elusive mechanism.}, author={Patrick W Taylor}, journal={Experimental and clinical immunogenetics}, year={1992}, volume={9 1}, pages={48-56} }