Localization of the complement membrane attack complex inhibitor (CD59) in human conjunctiva and lacrimal gland.

@article{Bardenstein1994LocalizationOT,
  title={Localization of the complement membrane attack complex inhibitor (CD59) in human conjunctiva and lacrimal gland.},
  author={David S. Bardenstein and Y Dietz and Jonathan H. Lass and M. Edward Medof},
  journal={Current eye research},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={851-5}
}
Recent studies have established that complement is present in the eye and participates in ocular defense. The mechanisms by which ocular tissues are protected from bystander injury arising from local activation of the cascade, however, have not been characterized. Decay accelerating factor (DAF or CD55) and the membrane inhibitor of reactive lysis (MIRL or CD59) are cell surface regulatory proteins that protect blood cells from uptake of autologous C3b and polymerization of autologous C9 on… CONTINUE READING

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