Studies on the mechanisms of allergen-induced activation of the classical and lectin pathways of complement.

@article{Varga2003StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the mechanisms of allergen-induced activation of the classical and lectin pathways of complement.},
  author={L Varga and Katalin Szil{\'a}gyi and Zsolt Lorincz and Lubertus Berrens and Steffen Thiel and P{\'e}ter Z{\'a}vodszky and Mohamed R. Daha and Nicole M Thielens and G{\'e}rard J. Arlaud and K{\'a}lm{\'a}n Nagy and Peter Spaeth and George F{\"u}st},
  journal={Molecular immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 14},
  pages={839-46}
}
Allergen extracts are efficient activators of the complement system trough the classical pathway. Involvement of the lectin pathway was not previously studied. To further examine the mechanism of complement activation by allergens, in vitro experiments, which covered early steps both of classical and lectin pathways, were performed. Two types of allergens… CONTINUE READING