Conformational changes of the subunits C1q, C1r and C1s of human complement component C1 demonstrated by 125I labeling.

C1s and C1r proenzymes and enzymes (C1s, C1r) and C1q were labeled with 125I. The distribution of the 125I label between H- and L-chain of C1s was only slightly dependent on the state of activation of C1s, and approx. 90% of the label was found in the H-chain. In the C1r proenzyme molecules 50% of the label was incorporated into the H-chain. The C1r H-chain… (More)