Identification of the second heparin-binding domain in human complement factor H.

Complement factor H (fH) regulates activation of the alternative pathway of C, reducing the amount of C3b deposited on sialic acid-rich surfaces. Heparin binding has been used as a model for examining the sialic acid-binding characteristics of fH. We have previously shown that of the 20 short consensus repeat (SCR) modules of fH, SCR 7 contains an important… CONTINUE READING