Distribution of protectin (CD59), a complement membrane attack inhibitor, in normal human tissues.

Abstract

Protectin (CD59) is a recently discovered 18-20 kDa glycoprotein that effectively inhibits lysis by the membrane attack complex of the homologous complement system. This glycoprotein is widely distributed on the membranes of human blood cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes). By using immunofluorescence microscopy, protectin was observed in vascular endothelia… (More)

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@article{Meri1991DistributionOP, title={Distribution of protectin (CD59), a complement membrane attack inhibitor, in normal human tissues.}, author={Seppo Meri and Herman Waldmann and Peter Lachmann}, journal={Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology}, year={1991}, volume={65 5}, pages={532-7} }