Role of complement in lethal bacterial lipopolysaccharide-induced hypotensive and coagulative changes.


The effect of C3 depletion on the multiple pathophysiological changes produced by a lethal dose of Serratia marcescens lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was evaluated. The injection of this LPS into rabbits resulted in biphasic hypotensive changes and thrombocytopenia. These changes were characterized by an acute, transient decrease occurring within minutes after… (More)

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