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proteases of complement that convert one component into another.

See: component of complement.

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The Fiber Disease

... secondary C3 deficiency (322,323). Factors H and I are primarily responsible for the down regulation of the fluid phase, alternative pathway C3 convertase. In the absence of either of these proteins the spontaneous formation of the C3 convertase goes unchecked, leading to C3 consumption and ...

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by elmoscubas
Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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