The role of the ribosomal protein S19 C-terminus in altering the chemotaxis of leucocytes by causing functional differences in the C5a receptor response.

Ribosomal protein S19 (RP S19) oligomers have been discovered as the first chemoattractant of migrating monocytes/macrophages to apoptotic cells via the C5a receptor (C5aR). In contrast to C5a, a fusion of the C-terminus (I(134)-H(145)) of RP S19 to C5a, the C5a/RP S19 chimera, substitutes for the RP S19 oligomers and is able to replicate C5aR antagonist… (More)