Leukocyte complement: interleukin-like properties of factor Bb.


It has been previously shown that the activated form of Factor B (Factor Bb) of the alternative pathway of complement activation stimulates monocyte spreading and killing of xenogenic erythrocytes and staphylococci. Factor Bb also stimulates lymphocyte blastogenesis in vitro, and native (uncleaved) Factor B is a major constitutive product of murine… (More)