Rapid in vivo clearance of C5ades arg: a possible protective mechanism against complement-mediated tissue injury.

C5ades arg is an important mediator of the tissue injury associated with intravascular complement activation and exerts its effects by causing granulocyte aggregation, leukoembolism, and oxidative damage to endothelial cells. We have now investigated some of the mechanisms responsible for deactivation of this potent complement fragment by studying the… CONTINUE READING